FIJI Broadcasting Cooperation (FBC) held its annual 'FBC Open Day' yesterday much to the delight of 11-year old Iliseva Ravula who thoroughly enjoyed herself.
Accompanied by her parents, the Kadavu lass and her cousins were part of the many groups who were given a tour of FBC's headquarters and were fascinated with FBC's old broadcasting equipment.
She told The Fiji Times she did not know FBC had been in operation for a long time and was surprised to see their old broadcasting equipment on display during the tour.
"I've been looking forward to this the whole week. I kept hearing the advertisement on radio and seeing it on television as well.
"And I've been asking my parents if they could bring us here on Saturday morning. It was really fun, I enjoyed the tour. We got to see a lot of interesting things."
Behind FBC's headquarters, among the stalls set up by businesses and organisations was Colgate Palmolive (Fiji) Limited stall which featured mascots 'Handy the Octopus' and 'Dr Rabbit'.
Colgate Palmolive (Fiji) Limited professional relations and community programs co-ordinator, Renata Ram said the company ran many oral health outreach programs.
"This was an opportunity for us to continue our oral health outreach programs. We had hand washing and tooth brushing activities going on for the kids," Ms Ram said.
FBC chief executive officer, Riyaz Sayed-Khaiyum said the day went well with over 2000 visitors compared to the 200 originally expected to attend the open day.
"We had a situation where we couldn't manage the crowd. There were just too many and we weren't able to accommodate any more after 3pm. I think the response is an indication of the popularity of FBC's radio stations and television station. FBC is on a steep growth curve right now and the people of Fiji want to be part of it," Mr Sayed-Khaiyum said.