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Instruments boost centre's dance, music classes

Shayal Devi
Monday, June 02, 2014

PEOPLE will now have a chance to learn more about classical Indian music and dance after the Indian High Commission gave musical instruments to the Girmit Centre of Lautoka on Saturday.

Indian High Commissioner to Fiji Vinod Kumar said this gift was possible through ongoing talks with members of the community.

"We are working with the organisations that are here in Fiji and who have been engaged with teaching students to dance and play music," he said.

"We have been working with them to see how we can collaborate together and about three years ago, we started distributing some musical instruments which we got from India.

"We have an Indian Council for Cultural Relations that sends the instruments to us and we try to distribute them among people who are either teaching dance or music."

He said people in mandalis or other groups were also given the instruments.

"Mostly the instruments have been gifted like the harmonium, tabla, naal, ghungroos and a sitar has been given to the Girmit Council. A Casio One set and a guitar have also been donated."





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