In Commemoration of the country’s 48th National Independence Anniversary, NiuSky Pacific Ltd recently held its celebrations throughout the Company in a unified effort. There was the “Flag-Raising Ceremony” in Port Moresby at the Head Office and “A Patriots Tribute Ceremony” at our respective outstations.
Staff braved the midday sun in brilliant PNG colors with hints of the various cultural ‘bilas’ to commemorate the occasion on the nominated day in Port Moresby. In Goroka, Mount Hagen, Nadzab, Tokua, and Madang, celebrations were held either off the ground with the usual spectacular birds-eye view from the Air Traffic Control Tower cab or inside the base building of the structure.
The day’s celebration was marked with the Best Dressed Patriot Award competition for the male and female categories which included cash prizes across the company.
In Port Moresby, the commemorative program began with a special dedication prayer, then the 48th National Independence Anniversary Message from the Acting Managing Director followed by the singing of the National Anthem, as the PNG flag was slowly but proudly hoisted up the pole; then the recital of the National Pledge and ending with the sharing of a meal in solemn reflection, celebratory spirits, and reinforced patriotism.
The Acting Managing Director Mr. Jordan Imal in delivering his Independence message to staff in Port Moresby reflected on the country’s progress since 1975 and how the company has transformed since 2007 amidst the nation’s development.
He conveyed, ‘’Our nation is one that has truly been tested and molded in time by over 800 different communication methods, over 1000 different social regimes, and countless experiences since time immemorable. In all these, we stand still, strong as ever and tall in height as a nation, from the magnificent highlands down to our wonderful coastlines and into our beautiful isles and islands. Truly we should and must be proud. I would like to express my heartfelt gratitude and at the same time encourage each and every one of you to keep, keeping PNG in your hearts’’.
‘’This special occasion calls for reflection on the journey we have embarked upon as a nation since 1975 and as a company since 2007. Over the years, we have weathered numerous challenges and celebrated significant achievements. Through hard work, determination, and a shared vision, we have been able to build a strong and successful organization’’.
‘’Our success is not only measured by our growth, but also by the lasting impact we have made as the only ANSP in PNG by serving the state, our community, and our people through our mandate. Together, we are creating a supportive and inclusive work environment where talents are nurtured, potential is unleashed, and dreams are realized’’.
‘’Today, as we celebrate our nation’s 48th independence, I want to extend my appreciation to each and every one of you for your commitment, dedication, time, and hard work. It is your skills, expertise, and unwavering support that have positioned NiuSky Pacific Ltd as a leader in the aviation industry within the region’’.
‘’I also want to take this opportunity to acknowledge the challenges we have faced in the yesteryears, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic years and the financial recession that followed suit, even today as we stand here, we still face these challenges. The global pandemic has truly tested our resilience and adaptability. However, through unity, teamwork, and with the mistakes we have made, we are able to realize the importance of good governance, ethics, and prudent management of the limited resources we have. These lessons and challenges have positioned us better today, to overcome the obstacles, ensuring the continuity of our business operations and the safety of so many travelers, and of course the welfare and wellbeing of our employees. ‘’
‘’As we move forward, let us embrace the opportunities that lie ahead. Let us continue to innovate, collaborate, and strive for excellence in all that we do. Our journey towards success is far from over, and together, there is no limit to what we can achieve. ‘’
‘’At this juncture, let us all take a moment to reflect on the values that our nation stands for – independence, unity, and progress. Let us cherish the diversity that exists within our team and use it as a source of strength to fuel our collective growth. ‘’
‘’I would like to wish you all, my colleagues, our families, friends, and loved ones, a safe and joyful Independence Day celebration. May this day and tomorrow (September 16th) be filled with happiness, gratitude, and a renewed sense of patriotism. ‘’
‘’I thank you once again for being an integral part of the NiuSky Pacific Ltd family. Together, let us continue to reach new heights and achieve even greater success. ‘’
‘’To this end, I would like to leave you all with this borrowed Quote. Let us all “Look Forward with Courage, Look Back with Gratitude.”
‘’Happy 48th National Independence Day. God Bless PNG, God Bless You All.’’