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Group excites audience

Salaseini Moceiwai
Friday, February 01, 2013

A MUSICAL group from Pune in India visited Labasa yesterday to entertain audiences with its classical and modern music.

The 10-member team, led by Manu Munibhargav, was sponsored by the Indian Council for Cultural Relations Centre (ICC), the government of India and supported by the Labasa Town Council.

ICC director Dr Kamal Kishor Mishra said the team accompanied a group of medical specialists from Sahydri Groups of Hospitals from Bombay, India who was also in the country to conduct free screening for patients with cardiac problems, joint replacements and neurosurgery.

"This is their first time in Fiji and they will be performing songs that will speak more of health awareness issues," Dr Mishra said.

"They are here to promote good health through their songs as they are working closely with the team of medical specialists," he said.

Dr Mishra said the tour also enhanced a mutual relationship between Fiji and India by encouraging the people of the two nations to learn each other's culture in a more unique way.

"The hospitality and the friendliness of the Fijian people are tremendous and this is really a true reflection of a good relationship," he said.

The group will perform a three-hour concert at the Labasa Civic Auditorium tonight.

Labasa special administrator Vijay Chand said the people of the northern town were delighted to host the team, saying their performance would allow them to learn from a new culture.