South­ern Cross Road Re­named Con­sti­tu­tion Av­enue

Fiji Sun - - Nation - ARI­ETA VAKASUKAWAQA Edited by Paula Tu­vuki Feed­back: ari­eta.vakasukawaqa@fi­jisun.com.fj

To com­mem­o­rate Fiji’s first ever Con­sti­tu­tion Day, the road along­side Par­lia­ment has been re­named from South­ern Cross Road to Con­sti­tu­tion Av­enue. The an­nounce­ment was made by Pres­i­dent Ma­jor-Gen­eral (Ret’d) Jioji Kon­rote dur­ing the Fiji Con­sti­tu­tion Day cel­e­bra­tion at Al­bert Park Pavil­ion and Grounds yes­ter­day.

“It is also my great priv­i­lege to wind up the for­mal part of our cel­e­bra­tion by mak­ing an im­por­tant an­nounce­ment. “To com­mem­o­rate Con­sti­tu­tion Day, the road op­po­site us here that runs along the side of our Na­tional Par­lia­ment is be­ing re­named, from to­day, South­ern Cross Road be­comes Con­sti­tu­tion Av­enue,” he said. Pres­i­dent Kon­rote said it was a per­ma­nent re­minder of the crit­i­cal im­por­tance of our Con­sti­tu­tion in our na­tional life and its crit­i­cal im­por­tance to our democ­racy- the Par­lia­ment elected un­der that Con­sti­tu­tion at the gen­eral elec­tion two years ago. He said South­ern Cross Road as many knew was named after the small plane that the great Aus­tralian avi­a­tor, Charles Kings­ford Smith, landed at Al­bert Park when he made the first Trans Pa­cific flight in 1928.

“But 88 years on, our Con­sti­tu­tion is clearly more im­por­tant and the South­ern Cross and Kings­ford Smith’s re­mark­able feat will con­tinue to be re­mem­bered in the plaque that stands at the cor­ner of Al­bert Park fac­ing Vic­to­ria Pa­rade,” Ma­jor Gen­eral(Ret’d) Kon­rote said.

Photo: Ron­ald Ku­mar

Photo: Ron­ald Ku­mar

Dud­ley In­ter­me­di­ate School stu­dents and teach­ers dur­ing Con­sti­tu­tion Day cel­e­bra­tions at Al­bert Park Pavil­ion and Grounds in Suva, yes­ter­day.

Photo: Ron­ald Ku­mar

Lami Pri­mary School dur­ing Con­sti­tu­tion Day cel­e­bra­tions at Al­bert Park Pavil­ion and Grounds in Suva, yes­ter­day.

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