THE densely-populated area of Seaqaqa in Macuata received a major facelift yesterday when more than 300 youths spent their Fiji Day holiday in a clean-up campaign.
The National Youth Council-initiated campaign featured youths from various church denominations, villages and organisations and the Aflame Gospel singers from the Seventh Day Adventist Church.
The council's northern vice-president, Peni Rakanace, said apart from just cleaning up, the campaign was also an opportunity to bring the district's young people together.
"We are privileged to have the company of youths from other races as well.
"This is the first time we are organising such an event and we are happy with the large turnout," he said.
"This is also an opportunity for the youths to come together for a time to catch up and mingle with each other.
"Our Fiji Day holiday is certainly celebrated in style and we thank the support of the police, Health and Environment departments, and also other stakeholders."
Chief guest Ratu Apakuki Cokanasiga encouraged the youths to take a stand and allow God to fulfil his purpose in their lives.