Fiji’s PM officates at multicultural Diwali event

Fiji’s Prime Minister Rear Admiral (Ret) Voreqe Bainimarama officiated at a pre Diwali event at Lautoka on Saturday night and reflected on the significance of the festival of lights.

“Most Fijians share a sense of excitement and goodwill about Diwali, no doubt looking forward to a feast of splendid lights, and of course to those delicious sweets,” he said.

“But let us not lose sight of the deeper meaning of Diwali.”

“Diwali marks the triumph of good over evil, light over darkness, happiness over sorrow, knowledge over ignorance, health over sickness.”

He said Fiji had the unique cultural feature of celebrating significant Hindu, Muslim and Christian events with public holidays.


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