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Unity in colours

Luisa Qiolevu
Sunday, March 04, 2018

STUDENTS from different backgrounds flocked to the Fiji National University Lasaba campus on Friday to celebrate Holi, the festival of colors.

Chief guest at the celebration, Arya Samaj's Pundit Samardasana Rao reminded students that the celebration meant unity for all ethnicity.

"Holi is known as the festival of colours and it's a festival that brings in unity for all races," he said.

"We believe that this is the time where we forgive others for their wrong-doings and move forward with life.

"This is like a new beginning where food is plenty and we share amongst the people we love," he said.

Mr Rao said the festival was a time when enemies also reconciled and put colours on each other to show the symbol of unity.

"This celebration shows that children are strongly engaged to their tradition and culture."

Holi is celebrated every year in March and during this festival people splash one another with colours, sing chautal (folk songs) and visit each and every home in the neighbourhood, singing and dancing.

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