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Warm reception overwhelms visiting group

Salaseini Moceiwai
Sunday, February 03, 2013

A BOLLYWOOD musical group attracted more than 200 people in Labasa on Friday night with their classical and contemporary songs.

The 10-member group from Pune, India accompanied a team of medical specialists from the Sahyadri Group of Hospitals to heighten awareness on health issues through their performances.

The group was sponsored by the Indian Council for Cultural Relations Centre (ICC), the government of India and supported by the Labasa Town Council.

Group leader Professor Manu Munibhargav said this was their first time in the country and they were touched by the warm hospitality of the locals.

He said their tour was basically to assist the medical team in promoting good health to the people of Fiji.

"The group comprises of renowned musicians and singers who have toured most parts of the world through their performances and the members are very delighted to be here to showcase their talents to the locals," Prof Munibhargav said.

"We will accompany the medical team to Ba and Lautoka and hopefully perform more songs to the people there."

ICC outgoing director Dr Kamal Kishor Mishra said the tour was also an opportunity to enhance a mutual relationship between Fiji and India by encouraging the people of the two nations to learn each other's culture.

The three-hour live show was held at the Labasa Civic Auditorium.


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