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Savneel Kumar, The New Kid On The Block In A Crowded Political Space 

At 31 and still an eligible bachelor, the Sigatoka man from Natadola Beach, epitomises the true Nadro spirit. He is unfazed by the political giants who dominate domestic politics and has announced that work has begun to set up a proposed new party, the proposed Fijian National Congress, to represent the youths of this country.

The former school teacher resigned from teaching in 2019. He wanted to return to teaching in 2020 but could not get a posting so he decided to take on the challenge for young people to enter politics.

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Overwhelming Support For Fiji Hindi Over Hindi 

Fiji-Hindi and Hindi are two very different languages. Fiji-Hindi is inclusive of the socio-cultural diversities in Fiji. It is also inclusive of the heritage and culture of the Girmityas. Fiji-Hindi is similar to the Hindustani language that existed in Bharat – Undivided India. The Hindustani language was inclusive of the socio-cultural diversities in Bharat because it borrowed words from several other languages and dialects. Some native to Bharat while others brought from outside, like Arabic and Persian. A word is not merely word. It carries the strength of culture and tradition. The inclusive nature of Hindustani language made it the common tongue among vastly diverse Bharat. Then the British emerged in Bharat. Time witnessed the fall of Bharat to become India. The British Divide and Rule policy built a strong wall between Hindu and Muslim communities. The foundation of this wall was laid by tearing Hindustani into two new languages – Hindi and Urdu. Hindi for Hindus. Urdu for Muslims. This division contributed to several million Indians to form a new country – The Islamic Republic of Pakistan.

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Fiji Mountaineering And Climbing Association Organising 

The Fiji Mountaineering and Climbing Association is organising the “2019 Walkathon Round Viti Levu” from 10th to 20th August.

The purpose of the walkathon is to raise awareness on non‑communicable diseases in Fiji, where Ministry of Health will organise “Healthy Town Drives” at 17 urban venues, “Healthy Village Drives” at 73 villages near Queens and Kings Highway and also blood donation drives.

President Jioji Konrote is also supporting the walkathon.

In a support message for the walkathon, Konrote says the walkathon is a timely social initiative for Fiji with the aim to educate, engage and motivate Fijians against the severity of NCDs in Fiji.

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Association To Walk Around The Country Raising Awareness On NCD

The Fiji Mountaineering and Climbing Association will be walking around the country to raise awareness of Non-Communicable Diseases.

Association President Savneel Sangeet says their aim is to inform people that walking is the cheapest method of preventing NCDs.

Sangeet says they are happy to have the support of President Joji Konrote.

“FMCA will be walking with six persons/athletes. We will cover a distance of 475km. Apart from that we will be hosting medical camps, village campaigns, and drink water campaigns and workshop. All these will be the core part of the walkathon.”

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New Body Seek Affiliation

Fiji Mountaineering and Climbing Association wants to be affiliated to the Fiji Association of Sports and National Olympic Committee (FASANOC).

Association president Savneet Sangeet said they were initially established as a sporting federation in February last year.

“We are looking forward to meeting with the FASANOC chief executive Lorraine Mar and discussing our official membership,” Sangeet said.

“We are a registered body and we are recognised by the Fiji National Sports Commission and the Ministry of Youth and Sports as we are responsible for promoting climbing and mountaineering in Fiji.

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Savneel Sangeet Resigns From NFP

He stated the reason for his resignation was his work commitments, which needed more attention

A National Federation Party (NFP) provisional candidate Savneel Sangeet has resigned from the Party.

The 27-year-old school teacher, avid sports hiker and mountaineer and child’s rights advocate had withdrawn his candidacy and wrote to the Party Leader Biman Prasad of his resignation from the Party last Thursday. Mr Prasad accepted his resignation.

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#Vote2018: Same-Sex Marriage Should Be Legalised In Fiji- Sangeet

A National Federation Party (NFP) provisional candidate believes that same-sex marriage should be legalised in Fiji.

But the former schoolteacher maintained that this is his personal views and not of the party.

Savneel Sangeet said he respected human rights and anybody had the right to choose whom they wanted to marry.

“As such, I think same sex marriage should be allowed in Fiji,” Mr Sangeet said.

But for the 27-year-old, his passion is all about advocating for children’s rights and reducing child abuse.

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Association To Raise Funds For School Children

The Fiji Mountaineering and Climbing Association plans to raise funds and provide scholarships to underprivileged children.

President, Savneel Sangeet, says they will be hosting a walk in the South and North of New Zealand to raise fund for scholarships.

“Scholarships are in forms of bags, schools’ uniforms, books, stationery and things like that. So, this will be advertised in the papers and we will have a special team under the Fiji mountaineering foundation which will focus entirely on Charity of the association which will interview students and parents, see their financial background and their difficulties and eventually before school begins, we will be able to release these supplies.”