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It's all about sharing

Felix Chaudhary
Wednesday, November 14, 2012

DIWALI was all not only about lights and sweets, it was also about giving and sharing, especially with those who do not have much.

This, said Lautoka special administrator Praveen Bala, was the reason he invited his staff to share in festivities at the council chambers on Monday.

"In the past, it was common practice to celebrate Diwali with the administration staff, but this year we decided to spread the spirit of Diwali and invited all our street sweepers, staff from the Vunato dump site and Botanical Garden staff," Mr Bala said.

"It was a very emotional experience because the event was a true reflection of the real spirit of the festival of light where people from all walks of life gathered together and shared sweets in the spirit of togetherness," he said.

Responding to accolades from sugar city residents about the many festive lights and eye-catching decorations adorning parts of Lautoka, Mr Bala said the council was trying to lead by example in the hope of inspiring the wider community to participate in events like Diwali.





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