Diwali Spirit Amiss

The shopping spirit of Diwali is missing, says Labasa Chamber of Commerce and Industries president Vinesh Dayal.
12 Nov 2023 22:35
Diwali Spirit Amiss
From Left: Staff of Skyglory Pte Limited Sarojini Dayal, Priya Chand, Kelevi Dau and Sheetal Kumar.

The shopping spirit of Diwali is missing, says Labasa Cham­ber of Commerce and Indus­tries president Vinesh Dayal.

He urges businesses to light up their shops and buildings during Di­wali celebrations.

With only days left, the spirit of Di­wali is not evident in Labasa Town as many shops are not decorated and not creating a lively atmospheres for customers to feel like spending mon­ey compared to previous years.

“Let’s all celebrate Diwali, the fes­tival of light over darkness and good over evil with a national mood of in­clusiveness and sharing,” Mr Dayal said.

“We must not indulge into excessive fireworks.”

He is calling on people to be respon­sible and considerate of others, espe­cially after 10pm, during the celebra­tion.

Savusavu business

Savusavu Chamber of Commerce and Industries president Ravi Chhaganlal said Diwali shopping spirit, which used to be experienced in the past, was missing this year.

“I believe there are many contribut­ing factors such as deaths in fami­lies, increasing cost of living and students preparing for exams,” Mr Chhaganlal said.

“Whatever the reason, I just hope people celebrate responsibly and con­sider safety at all times.”

Skyglory relocated

Meanwhile, one of the busiest shops in Labasa Town is Skyglory Pte Lim­ited.

This was one of the six businesses that were destroyed in fire on August 26.

It is relocated beside CJS Super­market, opposite Labasa Market.


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