Mr Kanti Lal Tappoo, OBE
Tappoo Group of Companies
An address by Tappoo Group Chairman Mr. Kanti Lal Tappoo,OBE at the official opening of TappooCity on 22nd Nov 2012:
The year 1932 was significant for many reasons:
Amelia Earhart became the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic
The Sydney Harbour Bridge was officially opened
Tappoo Kanji arrives via steamer at Kings Wharf Suva – the beginnings of Tappoo Fiji
“The Chief Guest – The Prime Minister, Honourable Ministers, the Honourable Chief Justice and the Members of the Judiciary, Members of the Diplomatic Corps, Distinguished Guests, Ladies & Gentlemen:I am very pleased, and very humbled, to celebrate with you all, yet another milestone of a local family business started so many years ago, by my late Father.Though he is not here in person to share this occasion with us, I take comfort in knowing that he is always with us in spirit.I feel that on an occasion like this, it’s important to look back and acknowledge the trials, tribulations and great sacrifices made, in order to truly appreciate what we now behold before us here tonight.Like any great enterprise, we began with very humble origins.