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North Celebrate With A March

The Akhil Shree Sanatan Brahman Prohit Sabha in conjunction with the Labasa Multi – Cultural Centre, organised a pre-Diwali celebration in Labasa on Monday night. People joined in the celebration
22 Oct 2014 14:22
North Celebrate With A March
The Permanent Secretary of Ministry of Industry, Trade and Tourism Shaheen Ali (standing centre) with the Grace Road staff and invited guests after the opening of the Grace Field Navua Mobil Service Station on Grace Field, Nakaulevu, Navua on December 2, 2019. Photo: Maraia Vula

The Akhil Shree Sanatan Brahman Prohit Sabha in conjunction with the Labasa Multi –
Cultural Centre, organised a pre-Diwali celebration in Labasa on Monday night.
People joined in the celebration where they carried lights, diya, bamboo lamps, and candles as they all marched through town to Khastriya Hall.

Speaking during the celebration chief guest and Indian High Commissioner to Fiji, Gitesh Sarma said he was amazed at the way Diwali was celebrated in the North.

“Normally I celebrate Diwali back at home and it is the first time for to be celebrating it in Fiji,” Mr Sarma said.
“Somehow, I am really amazed by the way people of Labasa all come together to celebrate Diwali and it is great to see that members of public are here to celebrate the Festival of Lights.

“I have been in Fiji for a month and this Diwali is different from the other Diwali Fiji have celebrated. It is the first Diwali after elections and to celebrate Fiji’s new democratically elected Government.

“This Diwali brings togetherness and when some people think of Diwali, they usually think of buying gold, but I can assure them why buy gold when you already have a golden future,” he said.
Mr Sarma wished everyone a happy and joyful Diwali.

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