ITaukei culture alive and strong: PM
June 20, 2015 8:47 pm
The iTaukei culture and way of life is still strong in villages and communities in Fiji.
Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama is reminding Fijians itaukei culture is genuine and authentic.
Bainimarama highlighted the positive feedbacks received from ACP-EU representatives that were in the country for the joint parliamentary assembly.
He says many were moved by the power of the traditional ceremonies conducted during the one week assembly.
“Remember, many of these visitors are indigenous people themselves. In some of their countries, traditions are dying out or are threatened. So, of course, they are deeply impressed that in Fiji, our iTaukei traditions and way of life are not only intact but thriving. And because we feel secure – we have our land as well as our customs, which can never be taken away.”
Bainimarama adds iTaukei culture is at the centre of national life in Fiji.
The Prime Minister is reminded all Fijians that there is no threat to the land, iTaukei language and culture as it’s protected by the supreme law.