FIFTEEN schools in Lautoka were presented with musical instruments and stationary from the Indian High Commission
The instruments made up of guitars, tablas, keyboards and harmoniums were given to school headteachers at the Lautoka City Council chambers yesterday. Indian High Commission Cultural Centre director Dr Kamal Kishor Mishra said the Cultural Centre wanted to help develop the talents of young musicians in the country.
"And at the same time, we also want to be able to expose each student to Indian music and to learn the beautiful messages behind each classical song," said Dr Mishra.
He said the High Commission gave the instruments to schools with mostly iTaukei students.
"We really wanted to encourage the learning of our music because it also exposes children to cultural integration and it will only help them become better people."
LCC special administrator Pravin Bala was pleased with the initiative taken by the Indian High Commission.
"We thank them for coming forward and making the donation to our schools and encouraging racial and cultural integration among our children," said Mr Bala.