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Fijian Turnout Wows Indian Navy Crew

RFMF and Indian Navy bands also exchange tunes   Navy Ship Open day Fijians in large numbers yesterday toured the visiting Indian navy vessel, INS Sumitra, at the Kings Wharf
28 Oct 2016 11:00
Fijian Turnout Wows Indian Navy Crew
ndian High Commissioner to Fiji Vishvas Sapkal (second from left), with Indian Navy officers and Fijian Navy officers. Photo: Shahani Mala

RFMF and Indian Navy bands also exchange tunes

 

Navy Ship Open day

Fijians in large numbers yesterday toured the visiting Indian navy vessel, INS Sumitra, at the Kings Wharf in Suva during the ship’s open day.

Commanding Officer Kizhakke Sreesan said:

“Before coming to Fiji we had offered the Fijian Government that locals can visit our ship. I am very happy because lots of people have visited our ship.

“It was good to see some Republic of Fiji Military Forces (RFMF) personnel visit our ship as well.”

Visitor Amit Chand said: “This was the first time for me to visit a navy ship. It’s very good.”

Fanny Verelagi said: “The trip to the INS Sumitra was a wonderful experience for me. The ship is just like what we see in movies.”

Viliame Tauva said: “I am thankful to the Indian Navy for allowing us to visit their ship.”

 

 

Medical Check-up

The Indian Navy, in conjunction with the Ministry of Health and Medical Services, also provided free medical check-ups for Fijians yesterday.

Many people took advantage of the opportunity that was made available at Ratu Sukuna Park in Suva.

Navy officer Niraj Shrestha said: “We came all the way from Indian and it is great experience to work with the Ministry of Health and Medical Services team to provide free medical check-ups for Fijians.

“They are very helpful and Fijians are very friendly and they have very beautiful smile.”

Free medical check-up ends at 4pm today.

 

RFMF band performs with Indian Navy Band

It was a wonderful experience for the Republic of Fiji Military Forces band to perform with the Indian Navy band at Ratu Sukuna Park in Suva, yesterday.

RFMF dance band leader Villiame Valemei said: “We are happy to perform with the Indian Navy band.”

“We can learn how they use different types of instrument in their band and learn from their experience,” he said.

Indian Navy band musician Prosanto Naskar said: “We are very happy to perform with the RFMF band.

“This is the first time the Indian Navy band is performing with them. We would like to learn something from the RFMF band and hope they would learn something from us as well.”

Mr Naskar hopes they would Fiji again.

Edited by Naisa Koroi

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