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Cultural Practitioners Share Knowledge

Cultural Practitioners Share Knowledge
A Chinese cultural entertainer at the Fiji Museum on June 24, 2017. Photo: Jone Luvenitoga
June 25
16:45 2017

Permanent Secretary for iTaukei Affairs Naipote Katonitabua stressed the importance of upholding one’s culture while opening the Fiji Museum Open Day yesterday.

“We must always uphold our inherited traditional culture and the same time acknowledge the contemporary cultural practices in our current globalised world,” Mr Katonitabua said.

Year 12 student, Ulamila Sauqaqa said learning about the Chinese art and culture was an eye opener for her.

“It’s great to learn about the history and art of China and the entertainment also,” the Lelean Memorial School student said.

Mr Katonitabua said discrimination and domination of a single culture is also a challenge as it contributes to not allowing another culture to flourish.

“The Fiji Museum open day provides an open space to showcase the intangible cultural heritage of Chengdu Province from China,” he said.

He thanked the teachers and students who sacrificed their Saturday to attend to the event.

“Students you are the key to the sustaining of our cultures so take time to learn and mingle with our Chinese practitioners.”

Members of the public and students from Lelean Memorial School, Nabua Secondary School, and Sila Central School turned up in large numbers.

The Chinese Embassy’s Deputy Chief of Mission, Gu Yu was also part of the open day yesterday at the Fiji Museum in Suva.

Edited by Karalaini Waqanidrola

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