Wardens get new sporting strip.
17 October, 2009
Mr. Janendra Kumar, the LIC Sales Agent shaking hands with the COMPRI Brigadier General Ioane Naivlurua.
The Fiji Prisons and Corrections Services Commissioner Brigadier General Ioane Naivalurua on Friday (October 16) received on behalf of the Prisons 7-aside team a set of jerseys from LIC Lautoka Sales Agent Mr Janendra Kumar.
Receiving the jerseys, the Commissioner said that sports play an important part in the rehabilitation programme.
“Sports, especially rugby plays a very big part in our rehabilitation programme, maybe some particular programmes are not suitable for some – however all the offender need is to be rehabilitated through rugby.
“We have a very successful programme, where inmates have learnt how to referee; these ex-offenders are now making money from the sport that they love.
Brigadier General Ioane Naivalurua said that the FPCS was grateful to Mr Janendra Kumar for the donation.
“I thank you for your good and kind heart; we thank you for engaging with us in our mission to change lives.
Mr Kumar said that donating the jerseys was a first step in a partnership between the FPCS and himself.
I donated the jerseys because I just want to be a part of the success of the FPCS; this is just a start of a long partnership.”
Mr Kumar was joined by LIC Regional Manager (Western) Mr Kodokla Ravikanth in the presentation ceremony that was held at the Natabua Prison Complex in Lautoka.
There are currently five Fiji 7-aside representatives in the Fiji Prisons Team, they are Lepani Nabuliwaqa, Seremaia Burotu, Peni Rokodiva (Jnr), Setafano Cakau and Pio Tuwai.
The Commissioner said that the team will be used to create awareness for the service’s programmes.
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