The Fijian Government’s commitment to common and equal citizenry will develop multiculturalism in our society, Health and Medical Services Minister Rosy Akbar has said.
Speaking at ‘Namaste Pacifika,’ A Festival of India at Novotel Suva Lami Bay on November 5, 2017, she said that such programmes cultivate unity and promote diversity.
The programme was in line with India achieving 70 years of Independence, which was celebrated on August 15, 2017.
More than 200 people watched the ‘Meera Das Group,’ from Odisha, India, perform classical dances.
Just and fair society
The Government of India aims to reach out to the world through its various cultural programmes, tourism promotion events, seminars, and conferences in India and abroad.
“The Fijian Government is determined to build a just and fair society for all where there is respect for all people. This can be done by dismantling barriers and building institutions and structures that are inclusive and allow people to participate fully and equally. No one should be discriminated on any grounds,” Ms Akbar said.
The Festival accounted for 50 events with 125 artistes spread over a period of six months. Namaste Pacifika will showcase all the major facets of Indian culture.
It will feature renowned Indian artistes of various art forms from all over India.
Edited by Rosi Doveverata; By Arrangement with Fiji Sun; Picture by Ministry of Health & Medical Services