Contestants to raise awareness on plastic pollution

Miss Savusavu Town Council Maria Baravilala (second left), Miss Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort Mikayla Wind, , Miss Public Service Commision Marikita Cativakalakeba, Miss Wilderness Amusement & Rides Alisi Rabune and Miss Public Service Transport Agnes Cama with Savusavu hospital staff. Picture: SUPPLIED

SPONSOR of the Vodafone Hidden Paradise Carnival said such carnivals boosted opportunities to help those in need through charity.

Vodafone Fiji Ltd’s Nilesh Singh told the crowd on Saturday night at the opening of the carnival in Savusavu that it also brought people together to share the spirit of togetherness, fun and learning.

“Our committed sponsorship for this year’s Vodafone Hidden Paradise Carnival will once again see the people of the hidden paradise come together in a fun-filled event for a charitable cause,” he said.

“We act as an enabler giving the opportunity to take to the stage in a contest of beauty and brain. An opportune platform for individuals to gain confidence and become ambassadors of their communities to bring forth positive societal change.

“The contestants vying for the crown will utilise this stage to raise awareness and advocate on the theme this year of “Ban plastic for a better future”.

This theme, he said, was a fitting one to encourage people to understand the harm caused when disposing plastics into the environment.

“With our initiatives, education and awareness that we can make a difference, I am sure the contestants will use the carnival platform aptly, giving more light to the theme,” Mr Singh said.

“We strive to be a good corporate citizen through our passion for the vanua (community) activities. “We have always engaged with the community in meaningful ways to make a difference for the benefit of our people.”

There are five contestants in this carnival: Miss Public Service Transport Agnes Cama, Miss Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort Mikayla Wind, Miss Wilderness Amusement and Rides Alisi Rabune, Miss Public Service Commission Marikita Cativakalakeba and Miss Savusavu Town Council Maria Baravilala

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