FIJIANS of Indian decent in Taveuni have lauded the visit by the Indian High Commission to the island, labelling it as a sign of the special bonds between Fiji and India.
Taveuni Pratindhi Sabha branch president James Sami said the visit by the Bollywood Matrix Dance group was reassurance that their ties with their forefathers' land had not been severed.
"Tonight's show was a reconnection to part of our past and the history of our forefathers," said Mr Sami.
Speaking at the concert, Indian Cultural Centre director Doctor Kamal Kishor Mishra said the commission was proud to bring the show for the first time ever to one of the remotest islands in Fiji.
"We came for the people of the island and it is a pleasure to see people turn up in numbers to witness the event tonight," said Dr Mishra.
"The island is rich in tradition and culture and it is good to see the harmony between the races that live here.
"The show is not for Fijians of Indian decent community only, it is also open to the various races on the Island."
Taveuni Ram Krishna Mandir president Suruj Deo said it was an honour to host such a historical group.
"The Pratindhi Sabha considers itself fortunate be part of this historical event and it has been a journey through Indian history witnessing the group perform various numbers from famous Bollywood films and Indian folk songs," said Mr Deo.