Safehouse for victims of family violence in Lautoka

Staff Reporter The Fijian government is to construct a safehouse to accommodate victims of family violence including women and children in Natabua, Lautoka. Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation Minister Mereseini Vuniwaqa participated in a foundation ceremony on August 24, 2018. “This is a major milestone in our efforts to tackle the social evil of family violence. The house will shelter…

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Atal Behari Vajpayee – A Leader par excellence

A personal tribute to a Great Man in adverse circumstances Venkat Raman My first meeting with Atal Behari Vajpayee occurred in 1968 when he called on Chakravarti Rajagopalachari in Kalki Gardens in Kilpauk, Madras. He had just become President of Jana Sangh, a Hindu, Right-Wing Political Party that succeeded Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, an organisation that propagated the concept of ‘Hindu…

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Charitable Trust calls for volunteers

Supplied Content Auckland based Shanti Niwas Charitable Trust has called for volunteers to work under its ‘Dosti’ Programme. The following Statement was issued by Programme Coordinator Verona Sequeira. ‘Dosti’ is a culturally appropriate and confidential volunteer visiting service for senior citizens of Indian and South Asian origin who are house bound or socially isolated either due to ill-health, age, mobility…

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