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Sneha Wants To Know Original Origin

Sneha Sharma of Pundit Shreedhar Maharaj College in Wainibokasi, Nausori wants to know which part of India her ancestors came from. That’s why the Year 10 student attended the 137th
15 May 2016 10:41
Sneha Wants To Know Original Origin
From left:Angeline Naicker,Sneha Sharma,Shayal Prasad students of Pandit Shreedhar Maharaj Collage.Photo:Vilimoni Vaganalau.

Sneha Sharma of Pundit Shreedhar Maharaj College in Wainibokasi, Nausori wants to know which part of India her ancestors came from.

That’s why the Year 10 student attended the 137th Girmit Day celebrations at Syria Park in Nausori yesterday.

“I came here after learning about the National Archives’ new programme through which I can know which part of India my ancestors were from,” Sneha said.

She said she thanked her ancestors’ efforts, sacrifice and contribution to make their future better.

“The Girmitiyas sacrificed their families, their friends back in India to come and make a better future here for themselves; they also helped our country to progress,” she said.

Students of the Wainibokasi school performed a musical drama on the Girmitiyas at Syria Park yesterday.

Year 10 student Angeline Naicker said she grew up listening to the history of Girmitiyas (Indentured labourers) from her grandparents.

“I always had an interest in knowing how my ancestors came to Fiji and how they lived when they were brought to Fiji,” she said.

Edited by Manasa Kalouniviti

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