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Letters To The Editor, 10th October, 2017

Letters To The Editor, 10th October, 2017
October 10
11:36 2017

NFP minimum wage

Premila Singh, Suva

Why is no one from the National Federation Party telling me what will a $5 minimum wage mean to my working daughter, who pays $20 to her nanny to look after her child while she earns a living for their family?

Will this mean instead of $100, she will need to pay $200? Can Biman Prasad please clarify this matter?


God said respect teachers

Shivneel Chandra, Tavua

As the head boy of my school, I would kindly like to highlight on the importance of giving the uttermost respect to all our teachers who have taught us one or other thing in life so far.

In all the schools Teacher’s Day celebration was an opportunity to promote and recognise the importance of educators in the future of every generation and to show appreciation and highlight the many contributions of the teaching profession.

Teachers are important because they not only provide instruction to children in one or more academic areas, but they also stand as an additional source of encouragement in the life of a child, thus, they are given uppermost respect and consideration in all the religions

Firstly in Christianity, numerous words of the God is written in the holy book Bible pertaining to the teachers and the teaching profession as a whole and one simple example would be Proverbs 22:6 which kindly states “Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.”

In Hinduism or in an Indian society the teacher or the guru is given utmost honor. They create and sustain knowledge and destroy the weeds of ignorance. It is believed that teachers are blessed with the purity of goddess Saraswati (goddess of Wisdom is the mother of knowledge, music and all the creative arts). Thus we can imply that our teachers are to be treated as the supreme and deserve the same amount of respect which is offered to the controller of the world. So my dear friends disrespecting your teachers would simply mean a clear imposition of disrespect to your lord.

Moreover in Islam, Prophet Mohammad always cared and appreciated teachers. The significance of a Muslim teacher can be realised from the fact that the Holy Prophet was himself a teacher who taught mankind about the right and wrong, and the religion that defined the existence and oneness of God.

Finally, teachers, I believe, are the most responsible and important members of society because their professional efforts affect the fate of the earth.  I would like to wish you all the teachers a belated happy teachers’ day and may more success, happiness and joy be delivered at the doorsteps of your homes.


World Post Day

Neelz Singh, Lami

World Post Day is celebrated each year on October 9. The event was declared by the 1969 Universal Postal Congress in Tokyo as a means to mark the anniversary of the Universal Postal Union’s (UPU) creation in 1874.

The purpose of World Post Day is to bring awareness to the Post’s role in the everyday lives of people and businesses, as well as its contribution to global social and economic development.

Post Fiji has been in the country since the 1800’s and continues to grow with new innovative services and products. More than three thousand Fijians use Post Fiji on a daily basis to send letters and parcels or pay their bills.

Postal services play a great role in the daily life of human being by making the high level of access to digital communication. Wishing all Fijians a belated Happy World Post Day,



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