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Association awaits confirmation

Shayal Devi
Friday, January 17, 2014

THE Farmers Carnival Association is still waiting for confirmation from the Lautoka City Council on where the 2014 carnival will be held.

Association president Udit Narayan said since the carnival grounds would to be taken up for the construction of the $30million TappooCity, the association remains hopeful for a new venue.

"We are still awaiting the LCC's confirmation on the availability of other grounds for the carnival," Mr Narayan said.

"We have set our dates and paid a deposit to the city council as well.

"Now, we are waiting for word for better facilities so we can continue the carnival and raise money for charity."

Mr Narayan said they've provided $300,000 worth of assistance to students over the years.

"So many children who have benefited from this program are now in university.

"The major sponsor of the carnival is Vodafone.

"The association has failed to receive help from the business community but hopefully we'll receive more support this year.

"We would like to continue providing assistance to children living in rural areas who can't afford to go to school."

Lautoka special administrator Praveen Bala said they would sort out the issues with the association.

The carnival is expected to be held sometime towards the end of June.

About six contestants are expected to compete.