ONE of Fiji's prominent schools for students living with disabilities has called for support from all Fijians this Diwali.
Hilton Special School headteacher, Nanise Ravisa said people living with disabilities deserved respect, love and care.
Mrs Ravisa said as Diwali marked the celebration of a new beginning, people should also leave behind the negative perception they have about people living with disabilities.
"We should treat them like any other individual in the country. They deserve our respect and care," she said.
The school was given a surprise Diwali treat by the staff and management of Digicel Fiji and Unwired yesterday.
Meanwhile, the staff and management of Motibhai Group of Companies also celebrated Diwali in style yesterday.
Motibhai's marketing and business development manager Abraham Gomes said this was an annual event the company liked to host for its employees.
"We have over 50 hardworking staff from all backgrounds so we try to promote unity for all as we mark Diwali, and other festive celebrations," he said.
"As we greet the New Year we encourage our employees to carry with them these three values — honesty, unity and forgiveness because it helps us to be better individuals, not just at home but also at work."
The staff members of The Fiji Times also celebrated Diwali yesterday. The staff members dressed up in their best attire and were hosted to afternoon tea by the company.