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Labasa Mandir Shares Diwali Joy

Mr Chand said together with all darkness faced in the past few months there will be a new beginning for everyone.
12 Nov 2020 12:28
Labasa Mandir Shares Diwali Joy
Nagigi Naag Mandir caretaker, Rajendra Prasad, offering prayers to Naag Baba (snake god) during the Nash Panchami celebration at the temple in Labasa on November 11, 2020. Photo: Shratika Naidu

Nagigi Naag Mandir management has donated $150 each to 40 schools in the North to use for the celebration of Diwali this year. .

Manager Dhiren Chand said they’ve been doing this for the past 10 years and this year was special given the COVID-19 crisis.

“We have seen darkness this year but light is overcoming that darkness,” he said.

“Supporting others is a great way to celebrate Diwali.

“This festival is also marked with reaching out to the less fortunate to ensure that everyone can afford to have some joy during the festive season.”

He said this festival unites people from different religious backgrounds and ethnicities which is also one of the reasons they wanted to give back to the schools.

“However, a few won’t be celebrating Diwali this year since parents have been affected by COVID-19 pandemic and few have lost their loved ones.”

Mr Chand said together with all darkness faced in the past few months there will be a new beginning for everyone.

“We are looking forward to supporting more schools in the coming year,” he said.

Edited by Ranoba Baoa

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