FIJI’S 49th Independence Day celebration was held at Taj Park Convention and Conference Centre on October 13. The event was organized by Fiji Disaster Relief Society and Asian Pulse TV in partnership with Civic Football Club. Their charity was PICS Diversity Village. The directors of Fiji Disaster Relief Society (in the first photo) are: (left to right) Kavin Chand (President), Sanji Sharma, Andy Chand, Salesh Prasad (Secretary), Sushil Pal (Treasurer), Kamilla Singh (Chair), Sonny Sharma, Irshad Khan (Vice Chair) and Abhi Prasad (Vice President). The community service award was presented to Vishwa Nadan Goundar. In the youth category, the volunteer service youth incentive award was given to Rochelle Prasad, 20-year-old SFU student and founder of Camp We Empower. In the seniors’ category, the community service excellence award was presented to Narayani Reddy. Radio Fiji Mirchi team was also present at the event. Labour Minister Harry Bains, Surrey Councillor Linda Annis and CFSEU-BC Sgt. Jag Khosa also participated in the celebration.