North­ern King ad­vo­cates against sui­cide

Law stu­dent thanks God for ful­fill­ing his dream to win ti­tle

Fiji Sun - - North News - SHRATIKA NAIDU shratikan@fi­

Sui­cide is the not the an­swer to end your life, says Mr Duavata North­ern Crime Pre­ven­tion Mr Par­mod En­ter­prises Limited Akuila Salavuki.

The 20-year-old lad of Lekutu, Bua in Vanua Levu has been ad­vo­cat­ing against sui­cide dur­ing the week­long car­ni­val at Subrail Park in Labasa.

“I feel very ex­cited to be crowned as the king as this has been my dream for seven years,” Mr Salavuki said. On sui­cide Salavuki said life was a gift and should be pro­tected.

“Life is a gift from God and it is given once,” he said. “We don’t have the right to end our pre­cious life on this earth.”

The third youngest of four sib­lings said he felt sat­is­fied given the op­por­tu­nity to use the plat­form to ad­vo­cate on sui­cide cases. “I al­ways be­lieve in my­self and strive to do the best in ev­ery­thing,” Mr Salavuki said.

“I thank God for ful­fill­ing my dream to be the king.” Mr Salavuki, a law stu­dent of the Uni­ver­sity of the South Pa­cific as­sured that he would con­tinue to ad­vo­cate on sui­cide and en­cour­age young­sters to value their lives. First Run­ner-Up was Mr Ad­vanced Parts and Spares Manoa Dawaibal­avu. Edited by Ru­si­ate Mataika

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