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2017-2018 Best Decorated House Winner Focuses On Unity

Every year, the family gives donation and food to the Fiji Society for the Blind (FSOB) as a good gesture.
28 Oct 2019 13:53
2017-2018 Best Decorated House Winner Focuses On Unity
The Prasad family house along Fletcher Rd, Vatuwaqa. Photo: Kelera Sovasiga

Three weeks of preparations by owners of the best-decorated home during Diwali in 2017 and 2018,  culminated last night with a celebration where unity was the focus.

For more than a decade, Ashok Prasad and his family have celebrated Diwali to strengthen their unity and heart forgiving.

The big, happy family of 10 from Fletcher Road, Vatuwaqa in Suva started celebrations with a pooja (prayer session), then they had a delightful meal and shot firecrackers with their families and friends last night

Mr Prasad, 67, said their Diwali preparations started three weeks.

“My sons and workers of our business, B. Prasad & Sons assisted with the house decorations,” he said.

“Every year we use modern decorations, gather family members, share sweets and children playing with fireworks to enjoy the event.”

The Prasad family at their home in Vatuwaqa on October 27, 2019.  Photo: Kelera Sovasiga

The Prasad family at their home in Vatuwaqa on October 27, 2019. Photo: Kelera Sovasiga

He said the annual festival of lights brought people together and ensured peace prevailed.

“There is also a personal element to it that requires all of us to bring light to those areas of our lives and of the lives of those in society that are in darkness,” Mr Prasad said.

“It’s a time to remove ignorance, racial intolerance, greed and to reject hatred and violence.”

Every year, the family gives donation and food to the Fiji Society for the Blind (FSOB) as a good gesture.

“Every year we invite members from the society for Diwali, however, this year students have gone to their homes for the long weekend,” Mr Prasad said.

Edited by Percy Kean

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