The President Major-General (Ret’d) Jioji Konrote today presented the Medal of the Order of Fiji (MOF) to Shakuntala Singh during the Special Investiture Ceremony at Borron House.

Speaking at the ceremony this afternoon, President Konrote said this award recognized individuals who had and continued to contribute to Fiji’s development as a nation, in any field or endeavor.

“Her dedication to her service has encouraged these people to have a can-do attitude, and that anything in life can be achieved if you put your heart to it,” he said.

The award was in acknowledgement to her contribution in the education sector especially for individual with special needs.

She was one of the pioneers for special education in the 1990’s for people with special disabilities in the Northern division in Labasa, skilled with basic sign language.

The Member of the Order of Fiji medal is awarded for service worthy of particular recognition.

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