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Atasa Moceituba
Saturday, July 26, 2014

THE Vodafone Fiji Hibiscus Festival is not only about glamour and popularity.

It is also an event where contestants from the different categories highlight issues of concerns that will help in the betterment of the country.

So with this in mind, 20-year-old Calev Kavitesh Chandra is focused on highlighting issues on racial discrimination.

He describes himself as active, kind and loves to be physically fit.

Mr Chandra is a USP student pursuing a bachelor science degree on Computer and Information System.

He is sponsored by Design One and will contest the Kings crown. Mr Chandra said his mother was his most prized possession.

"My mum, words cannot describe her, she brought me up as a fine young man, taught me things which the society appreciated and my education. If it wasn't for her hard work, I'd be probably begging right now," he said.

He said he would highlight issues on racial discrimination.

"It will also give me the privilege of giving back to the society. Being a role model as a Fijian and striding forward for a better future for our country. Once I become the next Hibiscus King, it will be my duty to serve the people of Fiji not only through what I will be advocating on but also other issues like climate change, sexual abuse, and discrimination against children and more."

Mr Chandra said he loved challenges and this year's festival would be a way to advocate on issues such as racial discrimination.

He sees himself to be a successful software engineer and a helping hand to the society in five years time.








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