Koya Com­mends League In Ed­u­ca­tion Sec­tor

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The Min­is­ter for In­dus­try, Trade and Tourism, Lands and Min­eral Re­sources Faiyaz Koya last night com­mended the Fiji Mus­lim League for their con­tri­bu­tion to the na­tion es­pe­cially in the ed­u­ca­tion sec­tor. “The Fiji Mus­lim League has not only con­trib­uted to the econ­omy in Fiji but in the Pa­cific Is­land coun­tries as well,” Mr Koya said. Mr Koya was speak­ing to over 500 peo­ple at the 90th an­niver­sary of the Fiji Mus­lim League cel­e­bra­tions at the Nadi Event Cen­tre in Vo­tualevu. He said Fiji was a coun­try of peace and unity and ev­ery per­son was a part of it. “In the new Fiji ev­ery mem­ber of the so­ci­ety is a part of our mov­ing for­ward and that in­cludes all of us as Mus­lims, that also in­cludes those of us who re­side in iso­lated, ru­ral and mar­itime ar­eas and those who are most vul­ner­a­ble; the women, chil­dren, the el­ders and dis­abled.” He said the com­mu­nity’s con­sti­tu­tion was in line with that of the Fi­jian Con­sti­tu­tion.

The na­tional pres­i­dent of the Fiji Mus­lim League, Hafizud Dean Khan, said since its in­cep­tion the league had come a long way and thanked the com­mu­nity for their con­tin­u­ous con­tri­bu­tion and sup­port in Fiji and abroad.

“Like our fore­fa­thers’ dreams, FML has a dream to have an ed­u­cated com­mu­nity of Mus­lims who are proud to be Mus­lims and ex­em­plify Mus­lim char­ac­ter in all their ac­tiv­i­ties,” Mr Khan said. He said the com­mu­nity recog­nised the ef­forts of the past of­fi­cials who had put in their sac­ri­fices as en­shrined in their con­sti­tu­tion.

Also join­ing the celebration was the Min­is­ter for Health and Med­i­cal Ser­vices, Rosy Ak­bar, and Fi­jian Mus­lim soc­cer play­ers from around the world who are tak­ing part in the 2016 Dig­i­cel FANCA World Cup at Prince Charles Park.

Photo: Arishma Devi-Narayan

From left: Mo­hammed Yusuf, Min­is­ter for Health and Med­i­cal Ser­vices Rosy Ak­bar, Min­is­ter for In­dus­try, Trade and Tourism, Lands and Min­eral Re­sources Faiyaz Koya and na­tional pres­i­dent for Fiji Mus­lim League Hafizud Dean Khan at the 90th an­niver­sary of the Fiji Mus­lim League celebration at Nadi Event Cen­tre last night.

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