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Special Diwali Treat For Senior Citizens

It was a cheerful atmosphere at Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Primary School when teachers and students along with 10 members of the Samabula Senior Citizens Home and guests, gathered to celebrate
10 Nov 2015 10:13
Special Diwali Treat For Senior Citizens
Minister for Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation Rosy Akbar lighting up the diya wit Manhar Narsey at Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Primary School during pre-Diwali celebration yesterday.

It was a cheerful atmosphere at Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Primary School when teachers and students along with 10 members of the Samabula Senior Citizens Home and guests, gathered to celebrate Diwali yesterday.
The Minister for Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation, Rosy Akbar was also present at the celebrations with some other officials who presented gifts to the 10 members of the Samabula Senior Citizens Home.
Ms Akbar reminded the students and those gathered on the importance of our elderly in Fiji and their contribution towards our nation.
“Our senior citizens have contributed to the betterment of this nation in their own way,” Ms Akbar said.
“Our children can have a feel of community service and to know what is it like to serve others, especially the elderly in our society. Caring for the elders is good teaching and education too.”
Ms Akbar said there were indictors of disrespect and lost attention to elders. “It is for these reasons that we decided to enlighten our children with this good behaviour.
“This is also a great opportunity to highlight the values that have been lost, values such as respect and love for elderly, the less fortunate within our homes and communities. Today, we pay tribute and honour to them for their influence and more so just for who they are,” said. Shahani Mala.

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