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Girmitiya legacy cannot be abandoned: Prasad

As we commemorate 145 years journey of Girmit descendants in building a new Fiji today, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Professor Biman Prasad says the Girmitiya legacy must live on, well into the future.

“It must not and cannot be abandoned. The Indo-Fijian community has a rich history. It has a rich culture. Our contribution to Fiji is immeasurable,” he said.

“It must continue for Fiji’s advancement. The future cannot be constructed from a position of fear or exclusion of others.”

He said Fiji was, is and will always be the motherland of the descendants of the Girmitiya.

“The only way forward is to be proud of our heritage, celebrate the work and efforts of our ancestors, and illuminate a path into the future through hard work and unity that brings success and honour to Fiji.”

“We must ensure that we carry our rich heritage into the future on shoulders that are strong just like that of our forefathers.”

Reginald Chandar
Reginald Chandar
Head of News & Sports |


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