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Ministry Boosts Cultural Centre Work

The Ministry of Education, Heritage and Arts yesterday handed over musical instruments to the Nausori Multi-Cultural Centre. Minister Mahendra Reddy made the official handover at Vunimono Community Hall. “I hope
12 May 2017 11:00
Ministry Boosts  Cultural Centre Work
Students of Vunimono High School during the official handover event on May 11, 2017. Photo: Ashna Kumar

The Ministry of Education, Heritage and Arts yesterday handed over musical instruments to the Nausori Multi-Cultural Centre.

Minister Mahendra Reddy made the official handover at Vunimono Community Hall.

“I hope that the musical instruments are utilised to create our own identity as Fijians,” Mr Reddy said.

“We are Fijians and we should develop our own identity using music fusion, songs and dance items.

“Our country is special, given its multi-religious and multi-ethnic dimension.

“Our multi-cultural centres have various cultural programmes in place through providing extra-curricular activities for young people and community members.

“It has promoted cultural values and ideals in communities through cross cultural initiatives and provide opportunities for unemployed youths through income generating activities,” Mr Reddy said.

He said the main motive of the Nausori Multi-Cultural Centre is to promote art and culture through the residents that live in Nausori and nearby areas regardless of their ethnic or religious beliefs.

“The beautiful aspect of the centre is that they are able to reach out in the communities, educate them and train them in different forms of art.

“Culture is the blessing that every individual is associated with through their daily lives.

“Our culture is our identity and I am proud that this institution sees the protection of this identity as a priority,” Mr Reddy said.

Edited by Ranoba Baoa

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