Pres­i­dent elected for North Fes­ti­val

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The Voda­fone Fes­ti­val of the Friendly North Com­mit­tee has elected its youngest pres­i­dent, Ra­jneel Ma­haraj.

At age 36, the Bank South Pa­cific cus­tomer ser­vice of­fi­cer has been in­volved in the fes­ti­val since 2010. Even though a date hasn’t been con­firmed for the an­nual event, Mr Ma­haraj has as­sured that they would or­gan­ise some­thing for the north­ern­ers this year.

“The de­ci­sion to have the same type of fes­ti­val at­mos­phere would not be pos­si­ble as we have COVID-19 re­stric­tions in place, in­clud­ing cur­few hours be­gin­ning at 11pm,” Mr Ma­haraj said.

“Dur­ing the an­nual gen­eral meet­ing at Labasa Civic Cen­tre last week, we dis­cussed a lot of things be­cause hav­ing the usual week­long event at Subrail Park would be chal­leng­ing.”

The old­est of two sib­lings, orig­i­nally from Waiqele, Labasa, said the money gen­er­ated from the fes­ti­val would con­tinue to be di­verted to their on­go­ing big­gest project, which is the con­struc­tion of the mul­ti­pur­pose hall in Labasa. Mean­while, Labasa Hospi­tal’s lab­o­ra­tory tech­ni­cal of­fi­cer Za­heen Ibrahim was elected as sec­re­tary and Tele­com Fiji Limited’s ac­counts man­ager North Ja­gat Prasad as trea­surer.

Voda­fone Fes­ti­val of the Friendly North Com­mit­tee pres­i­dent Ra­jneel Ma­haraj.

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