Fulton Hogan Hiways’ (FHH) commitment towards youth development in Fiji was recently recognised during the fifth annual Sur Sangharsh, (Hunt for the Singing Sensation), organised by the Saregama Events Group, held at the Fiji National University’s Nasinu Campus.

“It was through the Sur Sangharsh, that we realised that there were tremendous hidden talents, especially among the youths, who had limited opportunities to showcase and use their musical gifts for employment opportunities in Fiji,” Saregama Events Group Acting Director, Sumanta Rout, said.

Rout said FHH had played a huge role in supporting their key purpose of empowering youth in Fiji, through promoting young, hidden musical talents.

FHH Maintenance and Operations Manager, Bhan Prakash, said he welcomed the remarks made by the Saregama Events Group’s team on FHH’s support towards youth development in Fiji.

“Fulton Hogan Hiways (FHH) strongly supports youth empowerment and development in the country. We are the major sponsor for the Saregama Events Group’s Sur Sangharsh, which means ‘Hunt for the Singing Sensation’ and we have been very much involved for about three years now.

“We strongly support the vision behind this movement; in establishing a platform where talents are promoted, not only on a national platform but also on an international platform, and we are humbled to have been recognised for our support towards the event,” Prakash said.

Rout said, “Saregama Events Group was established in 2014.  In a span of four years, it has managed to groom and provide a performance platform for more than 80 young hidden talents, between the ages of 16 to 30. It could be proudly stated that after their first performance on stage, some of the youths have either joined local bands or have been approached to participate with other prominent orchestras in Fiji.

“All this is made possible with the help of our sponsors such as Fulton Hogan Hiways and others, and we sincerely thank them for their great support for our efforts in promoting local talents in Fiji.”

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