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Choose progress over prejudice and dirty politics: PM

January 6, 2018 10:48 pm

Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama is calling on all Fijians to stand together as one nation in building the new Fiji.

Speaking at the Ram Leela celebration in Sigatoka last night, Bainimarama called on Fijians to choose progress over prejudice and dirty politics.

He says that with elections later this year, Fijians will be confronted with old forces that will seek to cause division and hold the nation back from our journey to the future.

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Bainimarama says Fijians must reject this backwards way of thinking.

“We must renew our commitment to one another, as Fijians and as men and women dedicated to the betterment of our nation.
We must continue our work to make Fiji a better, safer and more inclusive nation. We must continue the sound financial management and planning that has carried our economy to such success.”

Meanwhile, a huge crowd gathered at Sigatoka last night to celebrate Ram Leela festival – an important celebration on the Hindu calendar.

Bainimarama says the festival brings colour, artistic expression and joy to communities across the country every year.

The art form of Ram Leela has been practiced in the country for more than a decade when it was first brought to Fiji by indentured labourers from British India in the early years of the Girmit era.

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