IT was a double celebration for the students of the Fiji School for the Blind as they received a gift from the Fiji Day Committee as part of their Fiji Day celebrations.
Chief guest and director for information Prakash Narayan handed over the gift yesterday, which included library books and a new TV screen, along with television documentaries of Fiji's history since independence.
"The Fiji Day Committee wants to make sure that everybody is part of the Fiji Day celebrations," Mr Narayan said.
Speaking on behalf of the Fiji School for the Blind and the Fiji Society for the Blind, volunteer teacher Christine Casey thanked the ministry officials for their support.
"Your generous gift will be greatly appreciated by the students and prove useful in their education in years to come," Mrs Casey said.
The school's 46 students commemorated the day by taking part in items and enjoying a morning tea.
Meanwhile yesterday permanent secretaries from the Ministry of Justice, Fisheries and Forests and the Sugar Ministry reached out to special schools all around the country to share the spirit of Fiji Day.
In Lautoka permanent secretary for sugar Lieutenant Colonel Manasa Vaniqi visited Lautoka Special School, while in Nadi permanent secretary for Local Government Samuela Namosimalua visited Treasure House.