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A-G: Don’t Wait For Rewards, Fulfil Duties

A-G: Don’t Wait For  Rewards, Fulfil Duties
Acting Prime Minister and Attorney-General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum (middle) with devotees at Raviravi Sangam School Temple in Ba on September 1, 2018. Photo: DEPTFO News
September 03
11:08 2018

One should fulfil their duties rather than waiting for rewards.

These were the words highlighted by the Acting Prime Minister and Attorney-General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum during the Krishna Janmashtami celebrations at Raviravi Sangam School temple in Ba.

“It does not matter if you get rewarded or you do not—what’s important is that you fulfill your duties and obligations,” he urged the devotees on Saturday night.

 

Acting Prime Minister and Attorney-General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum (middle) with devotees at Raviravi Sangam School Temple in Ba on September 1, 2018. Photo: DEPTFO News

Acting Prime Minister and Attorney-General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum (middle) with devotees at Raviravi Sangam School Temple in Ba on September 1, 2018. Photo: DEPTFO News

 

Mr Sayed-Khaiyum said the various celebrations undertaken by people in turn have a meaning associated with it.

He reflected on Krishna Janmashtami celebrations and the lessons that could be learnt.

Mr Sayed-Khaiyum reflected on Sudama’s story in the Hindu Religious scripture Bhagvad Gita saying that Lord Krishna treated him just like his brother despite Sudama’s societal status.

“We should implement these lessons in our own life,” he said.

Mr Sayed-Khaiyum also said that Fiji was a multi-racial country and therefore everyone had the opportunity to express and practise their religion freely.

Jyotishma Naidu, a tertiary student said she was excited being back at home to be a part of the celebrations.

She said the festivities was a time of joy and reflection and that’s what she loved most about it.

“It is also about strengthening the relationship we have with other people,” she said.

Krishna Janmashtami, the birthday of Lord Krishna is celebrated with devotion and thanksgiving in the Hindu community either in August or September.

Lord Krishna is considered one of the most powerful human incarnations of the Lord Vishnu. He was born around 5200 years ago in Mathura.

The sole objective of Krishna’s birth was to free the Earth from the evil of demons. He played an important role and propagated the theory of bhakti (devotion) and good karma (deeds) which are narrated deeply in the Bhagvad Gita.

To celebrate the day, Lord Krishna temples are decorated, processions (bhajan, kirtan and satsang) and meetings are organized at various places to remember him and celebrate his birth.

Edited by Ranoba Baoa

Feedback:  yogesh.chandra@fijisun.com.fj

 

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