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Rishikul Primary Invites School For The Blind To Share Joy

Miriama Lagi, a Year 7 student of Rishikul Pri­mary School in Nadera, shared just what Diwali meant for her. “Culture should be celebrated and shared and it is festivals like
07 Nov 2018 10:05
Rishikul Primary Invites School For The Blind To Share Joy
Rishikul Sanatan Primary School teachers during Diwali celebrations at the school on November 6, 2018. Photo: Ronald Kumar

Miriama Lagi, a Year 7 student of Rishikul Pri­mary School in Nadera, shared just what Diwali meant for her.

“Culture should be celebrated and shared and it is festivals like Diwali that bring communities together as one,” she said.

The 12-year-old was dressed in a lovely sari.

“We should share our culture and knowledge with others.

“We should also understand and respect each other’s culture and celebrations like this help us to appreciate different cultures and their traditions.”

In the spirit of festivity and in­clusivity that Diwali is known for, Rishikul Primary School also invited teachers and students of the Fiji School for the Blind to participate in the celebrations.

Head teacher Kamal Lal said that the Diwali celebrations hold a lot of significance for the school and the presence of the students from the Fiji School for the Blind added to the joy of the occasion.

“This festival also teaches us to show love, kindness and compas­sion towards others and particu­larly to those members of the so­ciety who are disadvantaged,” he added.

Meanwhile, at Rishikul Nadera Primary School headteacher said that culture lived on across gen­erations through children and should be celebrated

Rajendra Prasad: “This is a mul­tiracial school and we had chil­dren of all ethnic backgrounds come to school dressed up in tra­ditional Indian wear to partici­pate in the celebrations.

“Festivals such as Diwali are a celebration of culture and through this we are able to im­part good morals and discipline, so it is important that we teach our children about it from a young age.”

Meresini Daguvoli, who has been teaching at Rishikul Nadera Primary for the past seven years, said she was well-accustomed with the culture since she helps organise the event every year.

“Diwali is also about forgive­ness and starting things afresh,” she said.

“We live in a multiracial coun­try so we should live together in harmony, put aside our differ­ences and accept each other,” she added.

Edited by Ranoba Baoa

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