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In The Name Of Diwali

Residents of Jittu Estate in Raiwasa and Wailea settlement in Vatuwaqa still managed to celebrate Diwali despite their meagre resources. Wailea resident Ramnis Chand said: “It’s been three years and
24 Oct 2014 10:08
In The Name Of Diwali
The Chand family celebrates Diwali at their home in Wailea settlement, Vatuwaqa, Suva, yesterday. Photo: Paulini Ratulailai

Residents of Jittu Estate in Raiwasa and Wailea settlement in Vatuwaqa still managed to celebrate Diwali despite their meagre resources.

Wailea resident Ramnis Chand said: “It’s been three years and we are celebrating again because we have been having deaths in our family and we have seen how much the food prices have gone up since then.

“But it is because the making of the sweets and the lights are part of the Diwali tradition.”

He said the family also invited their Muslim and Christian friends to celebrate the day with them. Jittu resident Kaliama Maharaj said they just had to make do with what they could afford to celebrate Diwali.

“The milk, ghee, and oil are expensive but we cannot do anything else but just buy them because it’s what we need to make sweets for the celebration today (yesterday),” Mrs Maharaj said.

Wailea resident Simita Chand said they had noticed the price on fireworks had fallen this year, however, she said the food prices were still high.

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