His Excellency, the President Major-General (Ret’d) Jioji Konusi Konrote bestowed honors to 30 outstanding Fijians at the Investiture Ceremony held at the State House today.
President Konrote said the Investiture Ceremony is another important milestone in the history of the Order whereby Government and all Fijians, continue to acknowledge, but more importantly, honour and reward those deserving members of Society for their selfless contributions to Nation Building and on one or two occasions, for acts of Bravery during extreme and dangerous situations.
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.
Present at the investiture ceremony were members of the diplomatic corp and senior government officials and family members of the recipients.