Fiji Time: 5:11 AM on Saturday 29 August

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

For her father

Torika Chandra
Friday, August 22, 2014

WHEN Zaira Begg, 21, won the Queen's talent show on Wednesday night, there was only one person she wished could be there to see her in her victory.

Miss Friends Bar, who performed a contemporary dance with a video depicting child abuse in Fiji, lost her father in March this year.

"He always supported me in my dancing career but sometimes he refused because of our strong Muslim background," Ms Begg said.

She said she wished her dad could see what she had achieved through dancing which was something that she loved doing.

Meanwhile, reigning Adi Senikau Queen Benji Patel is calling on support from the general public and sponsors for the pageant.

"We are not just entertainment anymore. We are the whole package, we advocate on issues that are affecting our community and show our creativity," Ms Patel said.

Ms Patel said she was ready to give up her crown and asked the Queen who would be crowned 2015 Miss Adi Senikau to continue advocating on issues of their community.

"I was also able to raise a very important issue that is affecting the young lives of our country."





Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Westpac
Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.62450.6055
JPY 56.810253.8102
GBP 0.30290.2949
EUR 0.41450.4025
NZD 0.73480.7018
AUD 0.66190.6369
USD 0.47110.4541

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 27th August 2015

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Draunidalo hits back
  2. Who dares wins
  3. Gavoka: Let police handle the situation
  4. Skull find
  5. Police arrest farmer
  6. State grants lease
  7. South Africa wins series
  8. Closed session
  9. Siwan is king!
  10. Brace for serious impact as dry spell continues

Top Stories this Week

  1. Fall crowned queen Sunday (23 Aug)
  2. Sayed-Khaiyum responds to Karavaki warning Thursday (27 Aug)
  3. Guns in town Thursday (27 Aug)
  4. Birth by the river Tuesday (25 Aug)
  5. Deadly impact Saturday (22 Aug)
  6. Making the cut Monday (24 Aug)
  7. Military, police beef up manpower Tuesday (25 Aug)
  8. PM turns down Ratu Naiqama request Thursday (27 Aug)
  9. John quits 7s job Tuesday (25 Aug)
  10. Soldiers patrol town prior to sedition case Wednesday (26 Aug)