Former Solicitor General Nainendra Nand says he feels immensely humbled and proud that he was given a Fiji 50 Independence Commemorative medal.
Nand highlighted this after receiving his Fiji 50 Independence Commemorative medal today at State House with 25 other recipients.
He says receiving this medal and looking back on his legal career so far, he is satisfied.
He says he worked in government for 23 years and 10 of which he was serving as a Solicitor General.
Nand says during this time they passed many bills.
He says Fiji has been through really challenging times in the past but as a country, we have matured. Nand says for the past 50 years Fiji has had four coups and this has been a nightmare for them as lawyers in terms of drafting decrees and legislation and usually preparing to run a difficult situation.
Nand says as part of his role as the Solicitor General, part of his role was to give legal advice to the President.
Nand adds he is teaching at the Law School in USP and for the last 10 months, he was the Acting Head of School.
Former Ambassadors which included Kaliopate Tavola, Filimoni Kau, Savenaca Kaunisela, Luke Ratuvuki, Solo Mara and Luke Rokovada who was also the former Permanent Secretary for Health, former Chief Protocol Officer of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Neumi Leweni, former Minister for Transport Ratu Manu Korovulavula and former Fiji Electricity Authority Board Chairman, Nizam -ud-Dean were also handed medals by President Jioji Konrote.
Other recipients were High Court Judges, Justice Salesi Temo and Justice Daniel Goundar, Magistrate Makereta Mua, former Deputy Commissioner of Police, Sada Nand, USP Pro-Chancellor, Winston Thompson, Pediatrics Consultant, Dr Lisi Tikoduadua, Dr Gryneswar Rao, Fiji Police Force Band Mmaster, ASP Ilaitia Tamani, Managing Director for Value City, Vera Chute, former Board Member and Director of Asco Motors, Teresa Apted, Deputy General Secretary of the Methodist Church in Fiji, Reverend Iliesa Naivalu, famous guitarist and music icon Tomasi Mawi, President for Dragon Music Ltd, Kenneth Janson Ho, former Senior Civil Servant, Saimoni Waqabaca, former President of Fiji Table Tennis Association, Anthony Ho and Lakhan Kumar.
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