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Education Ministry Aids Centre With Musical Gear

Education Ministry Aids Centre With Musical Gear
Department of Heritage and Arts Collin Yabaki (right) handing over the musical instruments to the management of the Suva Multi-Cultural Center on August 27, 2017. Photo: Vilimoni Vaganalau
September 01
11:00 2017


The Ministry of Education through the department of Arts and Heritage donated musical instruments to the Suva Multi-Cultural Centre on Sunday.

The handing over was done during their annual event of Music and Dances and Expressive Art held at Kshatriya Hall in Suva.

Director Collin Yabaki said it showed the Government’s continuous support for the the promotion of Culture and Arts.

Mr Yabaki was pleased to announce the Department of Heritage and Arts would continue to support the worthy cause of preserving, promoting and safeguarding culture, heritage and arts.

“There is more to come your way but the condition is continue to work hard and commit yourselves to our culture, heritage and arts,” he said.

“I wish to congratulate you all on the Suva Multi-Cultural Centre’s achievements, so far the musical instruments that we are donating on behalf of our Ministry and department will allow the centre to achieve more in the years to come.

“This is an initiative of our Honorable minister and we would like to thank him for his continuous support and farsightedness.”

SMCC administrator, Saras Goundar said this annual event allowed the centre to promote their budding artistes and provided good exposure for the activities conducted at the centre.

“The promotional programme of this nature allowed people amongst our society to enjoy cultural and artistic flavor,” she said.

“This is a very gracious event they organized in partnership with the Department of Heritage and Arts.”

The highlight of the event is that SMCC was honoured to receive a huge assistance of musical instruments from the MOE for the first time.

Currently the school has 126 students enrolled with SMCC and outreach students reached a massive figure of 153.

Ms Goundar said the school was seeking public support and wanted to promote and create awareness in order to increase their student number so that other centres could be opened and emulate the SMCC.

Edited by Rusiate Mataika



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