$10.2K do­nated for re­hab, re­lief ef­forts

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Acheque of $10,265 was of­fi­cially handed over to the vice-chan­cel­lor and pres­i­dent of The Uni­ver­sity of the South Pa­cific (USP), Pro­fes­sor Rajesh Chan­dra for the Uni­ver­sity’s over­all re­sponse to the cy­clone re­lief and re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion ef­forts. The funds were col­lected from the ‘Vueti Viti’ con­cert and auc­tion in aid of the vic­tims of Trop­i­cal Cy­clone Win­ston. The fundraiser com­prised live per­for­mances by lo­cal artists and the Ocea­nia Dance group with the theme “To­gether We Are Stronger”. Dean of the Fac­ulty of Arts, Law and Ed­u­ca­tion (FALE) Akanisi Ke­dray­ate said: “We would like you to have the hon­our of re­ceiv­ing the cheque be­cause it was your ini­tia­tive that has en­abled the uni­ver­sity to come to­gether in a co-or­di­nated way to help those who have been vic­tims of TC Win­ston.” Pro­fes­sor Rajesh Chan­dra ac­knowl­edged the ef­fort by OCACPS and the fac­ulty in gen­eral for be­com­ing a part of the uni­ver­sity’s over­all re­sponse to the tragedy and suf­fer­ing that was brought about by TC Win­ston.

He said this was a sig­nif­i­cant amount, to­gether with all the other con­tri­bu­tions.

“This sig­nals to the (Fi­jian) Govern­ment just how com­mit­ted the Uni­ver­sity is to help­ing the peo­ple and the Govern­ment in re­ha­bil­i­tat­ing those who have been trag­i­cally af­fected,” Pro­fes­sor Chan­dra added. Source: Uni­ver­sity of the South Pa­cific

Photo: Uni­ver­sity of the South Pa­cific

Uni­ver­sity of the South Pa­cific Fac­ulty of Arts, Law and Ed­u­ca­tion dean Akanisi Ke­dray­ate hand­ing over the cheque to the USP vice-chan­cel­lor and pres­i­dent, Pro­fes­sor Rajesh Chan­dra.

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