His Excellency the President Major-General (Ret’d) Jioji Konusi Konrote bestowed honors to 16 outstanding Fijians during the Investiture Ceremony for the 2017/2018 Honours Roll this morning at the State House.
President Konrote congratulated the recipients for their achievements and reminded them that this should be a proud occasion not only for themselves, but also for their families and friends.
“The Order of Fiji was instituted to appropriately acknowledge and reward those individuals who have, and continue to contribute significantly to Fiji’s development as a nation, in any field or endeavor,” said President Konrote.
“Today is another opportunity to celebrate the distinguished and eminent services, and the bravery of our fellow Fijians, and our friends from abroad, for their selfless contributions to our beloved nation.
“This Investiture Ceremony is another testament of the Government’s commitment to ensure that the Culture of Appreciation and its recognition of individual’s selfless contributions to nation building continues to be acknowledged and justly rewarded.”

The investiture ceremony, an anticipated event on the Office of the President calendar, recognises the contribution and achievements from Fijians to the nation.

The Fijian Government in 1995 instituted the order of Fiji to recognise achievements or meritorious service by citizens of Fiji and, occasionally, as honorary appointments, by non-citizens. 

Companion of the Order of Fiji (CF)
Honourable Murray Stuart McCully (Honourary)
(Former New Zealand Minister for Foreign Affairs & Trade)

Officer of the Order of Fiji (OF)
Anthony Bruce Whitton

Member of the Order of Fiji (MF)
Narendra Prasad

Medal of the Order of Fiji (MOF)
Lorosio Jope Qiriamo
Lepani Raisowalu
Daya Ram
Raymond Mukesh Mano Mani Reddy
Pastor Rocco Leo
Kameshwar Prasad
Isaia Saukuru
Rajesh Kumar Patel
Praveen Chandra Naidu

Bravery Medal
Samueli Sautamata Ritova
Sakaraia Koroi
Emosi Delaibatiki

Special Award: Global Health Leadership Award
Lieutenant Colonel (Ret’d) Inoke Luveni
(On behalf of the family)

Also present at the investiture ceremony were members of the diplomatic corp and senior government officials.