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North Police Station Hosts Inter-Faith Service

“We organised this to build close rela­tionship with all religions and strength­en our community policing,” Inspector Matarugu said.
22 Mar 2019 10:00
North Police Station Hosts Inter-Faith Service
Stakeholders and religious leaders gathered for one minute silence during the interfaith prayer service at Seaqaqa Police Station bure in Macuata Province on March 21, 2019. Photo: Shratika Naidu

Seaqaqa Police Station in the North­ern Division organised an inter­faith prayer service yesterday.

The service was to remember those who lost their lives during the massa­cre at Christchurch, New Zealand last Friday.

Seaqaqa Police Station Officer (SO) Inspector Meli Matarugu said leaders from three different religions were in­vited to pray together with the stake­holders from the Seaqaqa District Of­fice, National Fire Authority and 26 Police officers.

“We organised this to build close rela­tionship with all religions and strength­en our community policing,” Inspector Matarugu said.

“I had visited three mosques in Seaqaqa also assuring the devotees that we are here for them and not to worry about security or safety.”

Representing Seaqaqa District Of­fice, Solomoni Vunivesi said they were thankful to Seaqaqa Police Station for organising the service.

“Prayers is what we can offer to those families of 50 victims who were from different countries around the world,” Mr Vunivesi said.

“We won’t be able to be with them in person and to provide comfort but we can meet in prayers asking God to bless them with peace.

“We are fortunate in Fiji that such kind of incidents doesn’t happen.”

The three religious leaders were Pun­dit Ritesh Maharaj, Pastor Amini Vue­taki of the Assemblies of God Church and Mohammed Hakim of Seaqaqa Mosque.

Edited by Ranoba Baoa

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