THOUSANDS of people from different works of life ended their Easter celebration with a colorful Easter fun run yesterday morning in Honiara.
The annual event has attracted children, youths, women, men, leaders, locals expats and visiting friends in and around Honiara.
The route started off at Lawson Tama stadium, up the Kola-Ridge cemetery towards the direction of the Governor General’s residence and down the Kukum market and back to Lawson Tama.
His Excellency Governor General Sir Frank Kabui unveiled the fun run as well as officiated in the prize giving ceremony after the run.
In his brief remarks, Sir Kabui supported the event saying Rotary in Honiara deals with children in the country.
“I understand that Rotary club in Honiara has Rotary Act which deals with our children,’’ he said.
He stressed the event is very important for our children as it will nature them to continue the good work Rotary is doing in the country.
“I think this program is very important for our children as they will be our future Rotarians in the country because rotary work is here to stay.’’
He therefore thanked those who coordinate Rotary work in the country and urges local Solomon Islanders to support Rotary work in the country.
Meanwhile, a representative from the club said all funds received from the community goes back to them.
“In Rotary every single cent we receive from the community goes back to the community.
“Not a single cent goes towards Rotary’s administration in Honiara.
“Our generous companies, Rotarians, friends of Rotary are the once who helped support all the other cost associated to any fundraising Rotary club conducted,’’ he said.
The club also thanked all the individuals, companies, NGOs, stakeholders, business houses and those made the Easter Fun run on Monday successful.
By CROFTON UTUKANA