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Lives of forefathers not an entertainment: Akbar

May 15, 2019 12:11 pm
Education Minister Rosy Akbar in parliament

“The lives of our forefathers is not merely entertainment.”

This was highlighted by Education Minister Rosy Akbar in parliament today during her ministerial speech on Girmit Day celebrations.

Akbar says they will ensure that every child is equipped with information so that Fijian families can celebrate the lives of these very important people – who had an important part to play in building Fiji as a nation.

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“We want to do within our ministry is to ensure that the lives of our forefathers are treasured. It’s not merely entertainment. So I can assure the house that the celebrations the reflections have not ended.”

This year marks 140 years since the first arrival of Girmitiyas in the country.

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