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Hindu Priest Grateful For Flea Market Initiative

The 39-year-old, who operates a stall at the flea market, said his priestly wages had been affected during the COVID-19 crisis, so he chose to be a vendor.
15 Jun 2020 11:52
Hindu Priest Grateful For Flea Market Initiative
Pundit Jay Joshi at the Flea Market in Votualevu, Nadi. Photo: Mereleki Nai

The opportunity to sell at the VotCity/JetSet Flea Market in Votualevu, Nadi, is a blessing in disguise for Hindu priest, Pundit Jay Joshi.

The 39-year-old, who operates a stall at the Flea Market, said his priestly wages had been affected during the COVID-19 crisis, so he chose to be a vendor.

“For the past three months, I usually conducted house to house Pooja. For the last three months there was no Pooja conducted because of this COVID-19 pandemic crisis and there was no income for me,” he said.

“I was thinking of how we could survive because I have a wife and a kid who rely on me. My aunty who also sells here at the Flea Market encouraged me to sell some Indian food here.

“It was a blessing especially during this time of the crisis to be given this opportunity to sell here so that I can support my family.”

He acknowledged the Nadi Town Council for the initiative to support the people of Nadi.

The father of one child sells a varieties of Indian foods.

Edited by Ivamere Nataro

Feedback: mereleki.nai@fijisun.com.fj



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