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School Recognises Diwali Importance

Students of Saint Augustine Public School in Labasa were amazed to see Year 5 students perform a drama that depicted the start of the Diwali cel­ebrations. School headteacher Sese Matarugu,
07 Nov 2018 10:09
School Recognises Diwali Importance
Students and teachers celebrated Diwali at Saint Augustine Public School in Labasa on November 6, 2018. Photo: Shratika Naidu

Students of Saint Augustine Public School in Labasa were amazed to see Year 5 students perform a drama that depicted the start of the Diwali cel­ebrations.

School headteacher Sese Matarugu, said the school recognises the impor­tance of celebrating all religious functions.

Special Administrator of Labasa and Savusa­vu Town Council Vijay Chand told 430 students that Diwali signified many things.

“Among which tolerance and unity are two very important aspects in our society and letting values enshrined this begin at school and it is an inte­gral part of nation build­ing,” Mr Chand said.

“This school was set up in 1937 and by establish­ment becomes one of the oldest educational centres in Labasa.

“It has produced some outstanding scholars who are holding executives po­sitions in private and pub­lic sector.”

“Having said these words I encourage the students to never forget the significance of Diwali and at the same time fulfil the purpose of attending school.”

Anischal Mudaliar, a Year 5 student who played the role of Lord Rama in the drama, said: “My classmates and I have learnt that Diwali sym­bolises the spiritual victo­ry of light over darkness, good over evil and knowl­edge over ignorance.”

Edited by Ranoba Baoa

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