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Today: Centennial Celebration Of The Arrival Of Last Girmitiyas In Fiji

The national launch of centennial celebration marking the 100th anniversary of the arrival of the last Girmitiyas in Fiji will be held today at Albert Park in Suva. Organising Committee
09 Nov 2016 11:00
Today: Centennial Celebration Of The Arrival Of Last Girmitiyas In Fiji
Students from schools around Suva during practice for today’s celebration at Albert Park. Photo: Vilimoni Vaganalau

The national launch of centennial celebration marking the 100th anniversary of the arrival of the last Girmitiyas in Fiji will be held today at Albert Park in Suva.

Organising Committee chairman Ashok Bal Govind said a parade would commence from the Flea Market to Albert Park at 9.30am.

“The official opening will be done by His Excellency the President Major-General (ret’d) Jioji Konrote,” Mr Govind said.

“We request everyone to come out in numbers because we are here to entertain and we don’t want anyone to be missed out.”

Police director of Traffic Senior Superintendent of Police Mahesh Mishra said:  “We will ensure the safety of the children, because we have been informed that many schools would be attending the celebration.

“We will provide security and we request stakeholders and teachers to work together with us in ensuring the programme goes well.”

Moana Loa Fiji choreographed dance performed by four schools, Nasinu Secondary School, Mahatma Gandhi Memorial High School, Jai Narayan College and Ballantine Memorial School is one of the best part of the programme.

Other centres (Lautoka, Nadi, Sigatoka, Ba, Tavua, Rakiraki, Nausori, Levuka, Savusavu, Navua and Labasa)  will also have  celebrations this week.

 

Edited by Paula Tuvuki

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