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Practise Moderation This Diwali Celebration, Advises Health Minister

It is the opportunity to share our cultures, our food and we are privileged because we as a nation show in many of the different cultural holidays, that we have the ability to be tolerant and accept one another, as well as enjoy each others customs and traditions.
25 Oct 2019 14:40
Practise Moderation This Diwali Celebration, Advises Health Minister
Minister for Health and Medical Services Dr Ifereimi Waqainabete.

Minister for Health and Medical Services Dr Ifereimi Waqainabete says that while everyone look forward to the Diwali holiday, practising moderation is key.

He said it was going to be a good weekend as we celebrate the festival of lights.

“It is the opportunity to share our cultures, our food and we are privileged because we as a nation show in many of the different cultural holidays, that we have the ability to be tolerant and accept one another, as well as enjoy each others customs and traditions.

“Certainly, there are a lot of food on offer.

“Those who are currently sick, I think it’s important to understand that there is only so much that your body can take.

“For the rest of us, it is an opportunity to enjoy Diwali and the food on offer, but not to overdo it.

“At the end of the day, we want to ensure that we are not vulnerable to the facts of non-communicable diseases.

“Let’s celebrate, but in a way that also ensures that at the end of it, we remain healthy.

“Everybody has to practice moderation including myself,” Dr Waqainabete said.

Edited by Percy Kean

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