Fiji: Celebration of International Youth Day
Prepared by YSP Fiji
UN Youth International Day was celebrated in Fiji in a regional Level under the banner of Youth and Student for Fiji Chapter and University of South Pacific Indo -Fijian Student Association (USP ISA) is one the Biggest Student Body in the University of South pacific. University of South Pacific is the regional University Owned by 12 Pacific Nations. Student from all the Pacific Nations Comes to USP Fiji to peruse their higher Education.
The Main Programme was organized on 12th August 2019 inside the USP Japanese ICT Hall. Programme was presided by Assistant Minister for Youth and Sports Hon. Alipate Nagata and UPF Oceania Chair Yutaka Yamada. Hon Alipate in his Opening remarks assured the government policy to open up the path for the youth in the 21st century and cope with UN 2019 theme of Transforming Education. Mr. Yutaka Yamada gave the Key note speech. In the Beginning of his Key Note Speech Mr. Yamada read the Official Speech Given by Un Secretary General and connected his speech to introduce the teaching of Founder Dr. Sun Myung Moon and Dr. Hak ja Han Moon on Four Great Realms of Heart and the Importance of Filial Piety.
The Programme was participated by more than 500 people. Mainly Member of Parliaments, Representative of Diplomatic Mission, Professor of USP AFP, Business Leaders and Social and Political Leaders and Students of University of South pacific. There were 16 Performing team from 14 Countries in the Pacific Countries. Mr. Santosh Neupane, UPF Leader in Fiji highlighted about the Work and activities of UPF and Affiliated Organization and in Fiji and in the Pacific Countries. Mr. Shaad Akbar President of USP ISA and Newly Appointed President of YSP Fiji gave the Welcome remarks.
New team of YSP Fiji consist of Mr. Shaad Akbar, Ms. Sheryal Mudliyar and Ms. Maca Marama was introduced to Mr. Yutaka Yamada UPF Oceania Chairman by Mr. Neupane during the Programme.
Prior to the Main day event, on 10th of August 12 Nation from the Pacific Island participated the Volley Ball Compettetation organized to Commerate the UN Youth day organized by YSP Fiji and USPISA.
On 1st of August 2019 High School Level Oratory Contest on the Theme of UN Youth Day 2019 was organized, 20 High School Students participated the Programme.
During Both Programme, Mr. Santosh Neupane gave Key Note Speech on Important of Transforming Education based on the Education given by YSP Founders.