Wednesday, August 20, 2008
Update: 2:02PM The role of the military in terms of nation building was singled out and commended by Miss Hibiscus contestants today as they visited Queen Elizabeth Barracks.
The 2008 hibiscus contestants who visited the Army Barracks this morning were marveled and delighted at the morning tea reception held at the Officers Mass.
Suva Retailers Association-sponsored Sheetal Deo said the day trip to RFMF camp and meeting with army officers was indeed and eye opener for her.
"The army officers are friendly and are generous and I really enjoyed their company," she said.
"They are just like ordinary people. The only difference is that they were the green uniforms.
"I want to acknowledge their work in maintaining law and order in the country."
Miss Fiji Broadcasting Cooperation, Filomena Tuivanualevu echoed the same sentiments, saying the army officers were sociable and approachable.
Overall the contestants enjoyed their visit to the army camp and they looking forward for more crowds at the hibiscus ground in the days to come.