Radio Tarana Container Drive for Evans Received
Five containers of gifts and donations from Radio Tarana of Auckland, New Zealand were received at the Ministry of Provincial Development’s top yard in Walu Bay, Suva today.
A four-day radio appeal by Radio Tarana of Auckland, New Zealand resulted in a huge amount of donation, which were received by the National Disaster Management Committee for Tropical Cyclone Evan victims.
The five containers contained gifts from former Fiji citizens plus Fijians in New Zealand and Kiwis who donated items like non-perishable food, water, clothing, medical supplies and other essentials.
Radio Tarana is New Zealand’s most popular Hindi Radio Station, which conducted the four days radio appeal from the December 20 to 23 and received overwhelming response from listeners.
Ministry of Information personnel witnessed the opening of the first container at the Ministry of Provincial Development Top Yard in Walu Bay this morning.
DISMAC director Lt Col. Manasa Tagicakibau said Government was thankful to all former Fiji citizens residing in New Zealand, especially in Auckland for their generous donation.
“Surely these five containers of gifts from Radio Tarana will be a form of blessing to those who are struggling to collect the pieces left behind by Cyclone Evan, we are thankful to everyone in the Land of the Long White Clouds for their generous donation,” Lt. Col Tagicakibau said.
Donations from overseas countries for Cyclone Evan were made possible after Government declared a State of Natural Disaster. The declaration will be lifted on Tuesday midnight.