Eight contestants vie for crown

2019 Sugar festival contestants (front left) Miss Lautoka Club Nagma Naicker, Miss Sparky’s Electric Simran Kumar, Miss Forms caff Christal Kapoor, (back left) Miss Dauds Transport/Pacific Energy Fazleen Fozia Ali, Miss Wilderness Amusement n Rides Adi Asenaca Bau Erevonu, Miss Lautoka City Council Mere Kavika Ratu and Miss Harmony Security Litiana Naulu Nasi during the launch at Lautoka City Council chambers. Picture: BALJEET SINGH

SPONSORING festivals and carnivals is one way that Vodafone Fiji gives back to the community.

This was the word from Vodafone Fiji manager sponsorship Adriu Vakarau during the launch of the Vodafone Sugar Festival in Lautoka on Friday.

“For Vodafone Fiji, this is a very special year for us,” he said.

“We are celebrating 25 years of service to this country and in July this year we celebrated our silver jubilee.

“You will see Vodafone in every event, big or small.

“We like to give back to the people. That is Vodafone’s passion — to give back to the people of Fiji.

“This is a global strategy for Vodafone and part of our marketing strategy is to give back to sporting occasions, carnivals — events that bring people together.

“For us coming back last year to sponsor the Sugar Festival was not a hard decision.

“We wanted to come back and be part of the festival because sugar has been one of the oldest and most successful festivals in the country.”

Mr Vakarau said he was amazed by the number of people, events and programs during last year’s festival.

“For us, as sponsors, our return on investment is seeing that the event is run successfully and all segments of the community come and enjoy themselves.

“We want to continue our support to the Sugar Festival for a number of years to come.”

Festival organising committee chairman Pushp Raj said there were eight contestants vying for the 2019 Vodafone Miss Sugar crown.

More Stories