Tebara carnival to promote environment message

Miss Nausori 2017 Vitilia Sirivalu is flanked by the 2018 contestants of the Tebara Carnival. Picture: JONA LALAKOBAU

PEOPLE gathered at the launch of the 2018 Vodafone Tebara Carnival in Nakasi last night were urged to use the carnival as a platform to advocate on the protection of the environment. While officiating at the carnival launch, Assistant Minister for Local Government, Environment and Housing Lorna Eden said carnivals were a way of bringing everyone together to share a common goal of ‘One Nation, One People’.

“Let us use this Carnival to show Fiji how much we care by simply putting our rubbish into rubbish bins, and not just throwing it on the ground or in a drain,” she said.

“Let us also think beyond this carnival, and start by taking small steps, to protect our environment at home and our surrounding areas, by keeping our back yards, lawns and drains clean and clear.”
Vodafone’s manager sponsorship Adriu Vakarau said the carnival would provide a platform to empower young men and women to showcase their talents and drive their voices in becoming confident citizens.
He said Vodafone was delighted to once again partner with the Nausori Town Council and Tebara Carnival committee to bring to the people of Nausori the much awaited festival.