KISHAN Lal Kanojia is the new director for the Indian Cultural Centre in Fiji.
Hailing from Delhi in India, he will be based at the ICC office situated at the Indian High Commission in Suva.
Before taking up his new role in Fiji, Mr Kanojia served for the cultural arm of the Indian Government — the Indian Council for Cultural Relations for many years.
He brings with him years of experience and knowledge that would assist in further enhancing and strengthening cultural ties between India and Fiji.
Speaking at the cultural centre in Suva on Friday, Mr Kanojia said he looked forward to working with the Fijian government and the people of Fiji.
"I will need the support from the people here to carry out my duties," he said.
Mr Kanojia said the outgoing director Dr Kamal Kishor Mishra had done a lot of work and taken the centre to another level.
"I hope to move forward the work done by Dr Mishra and will not let people say that I have not done my job well," he said.
Dr Mishra who has served in Fiji for four years thanked the people and government of Fiji for their support towards his work.
"I do not have words to describe my journey in Fiji. Fiji is truly blessed and the people are wonderful. Thank you for your support," he said.
Dr Mishra said he would miss his work in Fiji but will continue to assist in some way or the other.
"My heart is with Fiji. It will be impossible for me to say goodbye but it is also important that the work in the centre continues for the benefit of everyone," he said.