8 June, 2023, 11:49 pm Central - 20°C Clouds

Ratu Sukuna celebration to start after GCC meeting opening on Wednesday

Ratu Sukuna celebration to start after GCC meeting opening on Wednesday

By Marika Rasekaseka , Navitalai Naivalurua
Sunday 21/05/2023
Ratu Sir Lala Sukuna

The Ratu Sukuna Day celebration will be held over a 6 day period from Wednesday to Monday 29th May 2023, with the theme visionary leadership, based on Ratu Sukuna's legacy.

The celebration will commence immediately after the opening of the Great Council of Chiefs meeting held on Bau Island.

Minister for iTaukei Affairs, Ifereimi Vasu says two celebrations will be held on Wednesday, with one held at the Fiji Museum and another held at Ratu Sukuna Memorial School.

Vasu says three public lectures will be held during the celebration and all the Ratu Sukuna displays will be at the museum with no entry fee.

He says there will be 3 public lectures of Ratu Sukuna, one is held at 5pm Wednesday by Professor Steven Ratuva at USP while one is to be delivered by Ambassador Emitai Boladuadua at FNU at 5pm Thursday.

He adds that at 5pm Thursday, the University of Fiji will organise a symposium at its Samabula campus with a keynote address delivered by former Permanent Secretary, Jioji Kotobalavu.

Ifereimi Vasu says on Friday, there will be a Ratu Sukuna leadership conference at the Harbour Point Convention Centre.

He says there will be traditional iTaukei games that will be held at the Ratu Sukuna Memorial School Ground.

Vasu says the Fiji National Rugby League Sukuna around will be held on Saturday at Bidesi Park, with teams competing for the Sukuna Shield.

He further says a church service will be held on Sunday at the Vodafone Arena at 4pm with members of the public invited to attend.

The main celebration will be held on Monday the 29th with a march to be held from the Suva Flea Market to Albert Park with the President delivering his speech followed by entertainment and an evening reception at the State House that will conclude the celebration.

Latest Videos

Stay tuned for the latest news on our radio stations

CFL radio frequencies
Ratu Sukuna Celebrations 2023
People turned out in numbers to be part of the Ratu Sukuna Day celebrations, which began with a march from the Flea Market to Albert ...
1 day ago

Girmit Celebrations 2023
The Girmit story isnโ€™t a story confined to one community in Fiji, it is a story that belongs to all of us. This was highlighted by the National ...
13 days ago

Fiscal Review Commitee members, Richard Naidu and Vani Catanasiga appear on fijivillage Straight Talk with Vijay Narayan
Fiscal Review Committee chair, Richard Naidu and senior member, Vani Catanasiga appeared on fijivillage Straight Talk with Vijay Narayan to discuss ...
15 days ago
FRA CEO sent on leave as Minister orders audit and investigations
The Fiji Roads Authority Board has decided to send its CEO, Kamal Prasad on leave pending audit and investigations. Minister for Public Works, Mete...
2 hours ago
Fijians should be concerned about illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing โ€“ Chand
Fijians should be concerned about illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing, which is a bigger problem than overfishing because of its huge ...
6 hours ago

Only chiefs should elect their reps to GCC, not the Provincial Councils - Ravetau
The chiefs from each province should elect their Great Council of Chiefs representatives and it should not be decided by the Provincial ...
6 hours ago

A commitment made by Fiji to protect 30 percent of our Exclusive Economic Zone โ€“ Rabukawaqa
Fiji has committed to protecting 30 percent of our Exclusive Economic Zone by 2030. This was highlighted by International Union for Conservation ...
7 hours ago

14% VAT rate is the most sustainable - Fiscal Review Committee
The Fiscal Review Committee has recommended a unified rate of VAT where there is no zero-rating on essential items and it is not greater than 15 ...
7 hours ago

Government grateful to People's Republic of Chinaโ€™s help in tackling COVID-19 โ€“ Dr. Lalabalavu
The Government of Fiji is grateful for the support and assistance provided by the Government of the People's Republic of China towards Fiji and the ...
8 hours ago