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Students and teachers celebrate religious event

Rebecca Medhurst
Sunday, March 16, 2014

SCHOOLS across Fiji marked Holi, the festival of colour, with traditional songs and dances on Friday.

One such school was Vunimono High in Nausori where students and teachers celebrated the religious festival over the course of the morning.

Principal Anil Kunar Prasad spoke to The Fiji Times about his experiences of the celebration, particularly as a principal of a multi-cultural school.

"It's not only meant for Hindus," he said.

"Anybody can be a part of this, and we encourage more participation."

Mr Prasad spoke of the importance of this festival as a festival of love and the cleansing of evil.

"It's a moment to bring awareness of moral values. It's a bit of fun but we also want to get the participation of all students."

Mr Prasad was keen to express the significance of the inclusiveness of this festival for such a multi-ethnic culture as Fiji.

"The importance of Holi is of unity and bringing people together."


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