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Multiracial Diwali At Krishna Vedic

Krishna Vedic Primary School at Kuku, outside Nausori Town has a long and rich history. The school was built during the colonial days to educate children of rice farmers. Today,
24 Oct 2014 09:46
Multiracial Diwali At Krishna Vedic
Krishna Vedic Primary School Kindergarten students and their teacher on Wednesday. Photo: Ropate Green

Krishna Vedic Primary School at Kuku, outside Nausori Town has a long and rich history.

The school was built during the colonial days to educate children of rice farmers.

Today, the school roll includes students from Kuku, Vunimono and surrounding areas – from kindergarten to Year 8.

On Wednesday, the school celebrated Diwali led by the headteacher, Dharam Singh, and a pundit.

Students decorated and painted their classrooms in Diwali colours showing their artistic talents.

Year 6 student Shonal Singh said Diwali should be celebrated annually in Fijian schools and local communities.

“We are all called Fijians now and Diwali is a celebration which brings everyone together,” Shonal said.

“All students take part in the celebration irrespective of race and religion.

“This is good because we will be kind and love each other and there will be no trouble. Our parents teach us the values and the true meaning of Diwali and I think all schools should celebrate Diwali.”

Mr Singh said they celebrated the day to remind children of the significance of Diwali.

The teachers cooked halwa for the students and the day was filled with entertainment, sing-along and dances.

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