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Annual conventions kick-off

Shayal Devi
Saturday, April 19, 2014

INDIA is proud of its children in Fiji, says former Indian high commissioner ambassador to Fiji Thettalil Sreenivasan.

He made the comments while addressing hundreds of people during the start of the annual Sangam convention at Lawaqa Park, Sigatoka, yesterday.

Mr Sreenivasan, who left the country following the 1987 coup, said he was happy to be back.

"Many things have changed in Fiji in the last 25 years but the beauty of the blue lagoons, the breathtaking serenity and the warmth of people in Fiji have not changed," he said.

"When I received the invitation to come back to Fiji, I was very happy."

Mr Sreenivasan said there were many leaders in Fiji who were of Sangam background and things had changed since the first time indentured labourers set foot in the country.

"The story of Indian immigrants who came to these islands is ultimate triumph of spirituality and faith.

"Since 1925 members of the Sangam convention have been strengthening spirituality in the country through its schools, health facilities and helping to build this nation."

The 55th Sanatan convention was also held in the Western Division yesterday.

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