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An Unforgettable Experience

Outgoing Indian High Commission’s first secretary JJ Varma, 60 says he will miss Fiji. “When I came to Fiji from India in 2013, It felt like I was at home,”
27 Jun 2016 08:30
An Unforgettable Experience
From left: Indian High Commission second secretary Anil Sharma, wife Saroj Sharma, Sangeeta Varma and JJ Varma at the Indian High Commission on Saturday.. Photo: Ashna Kumar

Outgoing Indian High Commission’s first secretary JJ Varma, 60 says he will miss Fiji.

“When I came to Fiji from India in 2013, It felt like I was at home,” he said.

“I had a wonderful experience in Fiji and taking some wonderful memories of Fiji with me,” he said.

The Indian High Commission staff bid Mr Varma farewell last Saturday night.

Mr Varma and his wife Sangeeta Varma, 56, will leave for India today.

“Fiji is a very beautiful country and the people are very friendly and welcoming,” he said.

Mr Varma, originally from Bihar Estate in India will now settle in Pune with his wife after retirement.

Saddened at the thought of leaving Fiji he said: “Time flies very fast, it seems like just yesterday I had come to Fiji and leaving the next.

“Fiji and India have a very strong relationship and I wish my best to the Fijian Government and all Fijians,” he said.

He heard about Fiji a lot but only came for the first time in 2013.

“Fiji was more beautiful than what I have heard and read about,” he said.

Mrs Varma could not hide her emotions at the farewell party.

“I enjoyed my three years stay in Fiji.

“Fiji was much like a home away from home,” Mrs Varama said.

She said Fiji would be really missed and the wonderful memories would never be forgotten.

At the same time the High Commission also welcomed the newly-appointed Indian High Commissioner to Fiji Vishvas Sapkal.

Edited by Paula Tuvuki

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