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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."

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