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Minister Akbar Lauds India Music Group

Minister for Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation Rosy Akbar commended the Indian group of classical musical performers as they performed for the people of Ba on Wednesday night. The six
05 Aug 2016 10:06
Minister Akbar Lauds India Music Group
Fourth from left: Minister for Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation, Rosy Akbar with the Classical Music group from India and the doctors along with director for Indian Council for Cultural Relations, Kishan Kanojia at Civic Centre in Ba on Wednesday night. Photo:ARISHMA DEVI-NARAYAN

Minister for Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation Rosy Akbar commended the Indian group of classical musical performers as they performed for the people of Ba on Wednesday night.

The six from Pune, India, are in Fiji with some Indian doctors who have been doing free health screenings and conducting medical awareness around the country since last week.

The Director for Indian Council of Cultural Relations, Kishan Kanojia, said the Indian Classical Musical Event for Medical Awareness had been allied with the visiting Indian doctors supported by Sahyadri Speciality Pacific Hospitals Ltd, the Ministry of Health and Mainistry of Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation.

“We have done successful shows in Suva and Labasa as well and these evening performances are for the people to come and enjoy in peace. We are honoured to hear such live serene voices from Pune in India,” Mr Kanojia said.

Ms Akbar said she was inspired by what the team had to offer, not only in terms of medical services, but cultural heritage.

She also said: “The discussions we had with the medical team clearly indicate that we have health issues in our country and we are very much grateful for the team who have been here doing free screenings.”

The medical team has been conducting free medical check-ups during the day at the designated hospitals.

Yesterday the doctors were at Lautoka Hospital and later in the evening the musical group held its last performance at the Girmit Centre in Lautoka.

Group leader, Sanjeev Abhyankar described Fiji as a peaceful place and he was touched by the love and friendliness of the people.

The music group leaves for Auckland, New Zealand, today.

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