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Diwali Is About Unity, Peace, Forgiveness

Vunimono Sanatan Dharam Primary School students of Nausori have been reminded of the importance of Diwali to Fijians. In their pre-Diwali celebrations at their school hall yesterday, chief guest and
22 Oct 2014 14:39
Diwali Is About Unity, Peace, Forgiveness
Acting Prime Minister and Minister for Agriculture, Rural and Maritime Development Environment and Waterways Mahendra Reddy with some women from the Senidilo women’s group and government officials at Saqani Village on December 13,2019. Photo: Selita Bolanavanua.

Vunimono Sanatan Dharam Primary School students of Nausori have been reminded of the importance of Diwali to Fijians.
In their pre-Diwali celebrations at their school hall yesterday, chief guest and Fiji Sun’s chief photojournalist, Ronald Kumar,  reminded the students and teachers of the significance of Diwali.

“Diwali is not just about firing crackers. It is about unity, peace and most importantly forgiveness,” Mr Kumar said.
“Forgiveness to make Fiji a better place.”
The school’s headteacher, Rita Prasad, said Diwali called for fun and celebration.

“Light a lamp of love, blast a chain of sorrow and shoot a rocket of prosperity.
“It’s time to load your friends, family and loved ones with gifts, fireworks and share the joys of the season,”Mrs Prasad said.
Year 5 student Viko Vusonisariti said he enjoyed listening to the tales and the history of Diwali.

“I enjoy listening to my Hindu friends talk about Diwali,” he said.

“My friends said Diwali is about celebrating the win of good over evil. I love how my friends tell me the story of Lord Krishna and how he fought in the jungle and won.

“I’m always looking forward to the fireworks, entertainment and also the free sweets in school,” Viko said.
About 750 people including students celebrated Diwali yesterday. The school has a student roll of 850 students.

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