’30 under 30′ winners receive certificates

Honourees of the “30 under 30: The Faces of Fiji’s Future” with the representatives of the charity organisations that were chosen by them at the awarding ceremony in Suva. Picture: ABISHEK CHAND

HONOUREES of the “30 under 30: The Faces of Fiji’s Future” were handed their certificates and winner’s check today at Suvavou House in Suva.

The permanent secretary for the Ministry of Civil Service, Susan Kiran, said this puts a spotlight on the younger generation who had attained impressive achievements across a wide range of fields.

“We have talented entrepreneurs, hi-tech innovators, teachers, change makers, environmentalists, climate champions, athletes and artists to name a few in the room today,” Ms Kiran said.

This was a partnership initiative by the Fijian Government and MaiLife magazine, which saw the winners being handed a check of $500 to their name, to a charity of their choosing.

One of the honouree was Dipika Darshani, a senior foreign exchange dealer who chose to donate to the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA).

“I chose SPCA as my charity because I believe animals do not have a voice and they need as much attention and care we can give them,” Ms Darshani said.

She said SPCA was one of the organisations that also looked into assisting stray animals and being an owner of two pets, she cared very much for their welfare.

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