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Vuniwaqa Amazed With Samajh Vision

“I wish to remind us all  of  the  value  in  using  religious  texts  to  promote  and  defend  fundamental  human  rights” Minister for Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation said she was
30 May 2017 11:00
Vuniwaqa Amazed With Samajh Vision
Minister for Women and Children and Poverty Alleviation Mereseini Vuniwaqa with women and children at the 100th Annual Convention of the Arya Pratinidhi Sabha of Fiji celebration in Bhawani Dayal Memorial College in Nakasi. Photo: Ministry of Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation

“I wish to remind us all  of  the  value  in  using  religious  texts  to  promote  and  defend  fundamental  human  rights”

Minister for Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation said she was humbled with the visionary leadership of the Arya Samajh during the 100th annual convention of the Arya Pratinnidhi Sabaha of Fiji.

“I was humbled by the visionary leadership of the Arya Samajh from inception and as a faith-based organization,” Ms Vuniwaqa said.

She said the ethos and values of the Arya Pratinidhi Sabha was indeed an inspiration to faith based organisations who wanted to excel at building a strong foundation for society.

Ms Vuniwaqa was speaking at the convention held at the Bhawani Dayal Arya College in Nakasi on Sunday and marked a milestone in the chapters of the Arya Samajh history.

The vision of Arya Samajh in Fiji is to evolve “A society where everyone is literate and conforms to acceptable moral, spiritual, cultural and social values”.

Ms Vuniwaqa applauded the establishment and effective management of all Arya Pratinidhi Sabha schools, which is almost 30 in number and the University of Fiji.

Ms Vuniwaqa said partnerships were the only way forward if ideals of human rights were to become living realities for every man and woman, young and old, and this network could help further their common goals.

She said sustainable social change must be deep-rooted in communities, and while Governments and faith–based organisations had different mandates and different means, they could work together towards common objectives.

“I wish to remind us all  of  the  value  in  using  religious  texts  to  promote  and  defend  fundamental  human  rights,” she said.

“For I believe that no matter what religious denomination we belong to, all religions in Fiji find their nexus in the basic tenets of love and respect for all fellow human beings irrespective of the different circumstances we may find ourselves in.”

Edited by Rusiate Mataika

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