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Namaka Campus Hosts Rotuma Day

Members of the Rotuman community, friends and well-wishers gathered in numbers last weekend at the Fiji National University (FNU) Namaka Campus to celebrate the annual Rotuma Day. Chief guest and
19 May 2018 10:00
Namaka Campus Hosts Rotuma Day
Students demonstrating to Eci Nabalarua how Rotuman delicacy “taroro” is made

Members of the Rotuman community, friends and well-wishers gathered in numbers last weekend at the Fiji National University (FNU) Namaka Campus to celebrate the annual Rotuma Day.

Chief guest and FNU’s Pro-Vice Chancellor Learning and Teaching (PVC L&T) Eci Nabalarua thanked the Rotuman community for their contribution towards Fiji’s economic and social development as well as its contribution to the education sector.

Ms Nabalarua, who hails from the chiefly island of Bau, shared with guests her fondest memories growing up as a child and spending her time with members of the Rotuman community.

“I’m overwhelmed to be invited to celebrate this important day with you all at the FNU Campus. I know that Bau and the people of Rotuma share deep links and I was always reminded of this while growing up by my parents and close family members. I have many Rotuman friends, some of whom are present here today. Let me tell you that you are one of us and we Bauans are proud to be associated with Rotuma,” she said.

The senior academic said although the Rotuman community was small; members were well connected, active socially and assisted communities in need.

Ms Nabalarua said she had fond memories of her interactions with the Rotuman community and shared her appreciation of the generosity of the Rotuman community when they gave a handsome donation during a religious conference held in Bau some years ago.

 



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