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High Commissioner Shows Keen Interest In Local Pottery

‘What I’ve learnt here will be with me always’ Learning about the art of Fijian pottery will be a cherished experience for India’s High Commissioner to Fiji Vishwas Sapkal. Mr
28 Aug 2016 08:05
High Commissioner Shows Keen Interest In Local Pottery
India’s High Commissioner to Fiji Vishwas Sapkal with local potters during the Fiji Museum Open Day yesterday. Photo: Filipe Naigulevu

‘What I’ve learnt here will be with me always’

Learning about the art of Fijian pottery will be a cherished experience for India’s High Commissioner to Fiji Vishwas Sapkal.

Mr Sapkal and his family were among those who visited the Fiji Museum Open Day in Suva yesterday.

Fiji Sun caught up with him while he was learning the art of Fijian pottery from local potter Amelia Lesumai.

“It’s really a wonderful feeling and I am really happy to see the exhibition done by women from villages,” he said.

“Pottery is a great art which has universally been there years ago.”

But it was the first time that Mr Sapkal an insight on how local potters make theirs.

“What I’ve learnt here will be with me always.

“Fiji is a fabulous and fantastic place to be in. If you ask me, where is paradise on earth, definitely I would say Fiji is the place.”

Fiji Museum director Adi Meretui Ratunabuabua said the open day was a hive of activities including the National Archives’ photograph collection of churches that were on display.

Students from Sigatoka Methodist College and youths from the Christian Mission Fellowship International cell groups were also at the open day to take advantage of the children’s activities.

Edited by Rusiate Mataika

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