Fiji Time: 3:10 PM on Sunday 29 March

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

Students, teachers join celebration

Dawn Gibson
Friday, April 18, 2014

STUDENTS and teachers of Jai Narayan College in Suva came together yesterday afternoon and celebrated Easter, Holy Thursday and Good Friday at their school hall.

In an interview, head girl Sereana Tuivanuayalevu said it was encouraging for the school to partake in religious activities like this because it allowed Muslims, Hindus and other religious denominations within the school to appreciate the importance of cultural and religious diversity.

"Jai Narayan is a school with so many different religious denominations and so we try and celebrate all the highlights in each denomination, so for Christians, we show our side of religion and we explain to other cultures why this day is important for us," the 18-year-old said.

"Easter is a time for reflection and to remember the death and the resurrection of Jesus Christ, so we try and get this message across to everyone, not just Christians."

Another student, 16-year-old Eapi Nabou, said he thought more schools around the country should also, if they do not already, take the time to engage students in multi-cultural events such as these ones.

"I think in a school with all sorts of religious believers, the schools should try and do something like this — Diwali, Holi and like today, Easter."





Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. 'Ruthless'
  2. Memorable moments
  3. Register early, NZ Immigration urges
  4. Shape up or ship out
  5. PM walks 10km
  6. Plan to ban taxi parking in towns
  7. Celebrating Lord Rama's birth
  8. Lights go out for an hour
  9. Waratahs climb ladder with 23-11 win over Blues
  10. FIA: More thought on Bill

Top Stories this Week

  1. Rape on duty Wednesday (25 Mar)
  2. INQUIRY: Baby given wrong injection Friday (27 Mar)
  3. All hope gone Monday (23 Mar)
  4. 'No' to adopted child Monday (23 Mar)
  5. The man who was the champ Monday (23 Mar)
  6. Kepa clarifies position Tuesday (24 Mar)
  7. HK 7s risk Thursday (26 Mar)
  8. Fiji 7s inspires college in win Wednesday (25 Mar)
  9. Strong start Friday (27 Mar)
  10. Key to new home Thursday (26 Mar)