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All about the people

Shayal Devi
Saturday, July 26, 2014

SHE wants to be seen as someone who stands up for the commoners.

And for Pratika Singh, originally of Wailailai, Ba, said she joined the Digicel Ba Riverside Carnival because she wanted to motivate the young people in her community.

"I was motivated by my family to join this carnival and I did so that other members of the community could see the importance of events like this," Miss Singh said.

She said her main focus would be to celebrate the greatness of Ba.

"There are so many people who do not realise this. Ba is a great town and because many people leave the town to go and look for employment elsewhere, they don't recognise the value of Ba."

According to Ms Singh, the training for the contestants went well.

"The organisers treat us very nicely.

"Now, training has gotten more hectic as we are urged to be punctual."

Describing herself as a humble person, Ms Singh said she did not think of the pageant as a competition.

"For me personally, it's all about the people.

"It is about giving them something to celebrate in Ba.

"We want to see people united as they come for this carnival."





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