It is very critical to involve the young generation in the Girmit day celebration as that is our identity and the grounding we have. This was highlighted by the Chair of the Girmit celebrations and Assistant Minister for Women, Children, and Poverty Alleviation Sashi Kiran during a press conference.
She says it is very important that our history is remembered because, most people have forgotten the aspects of the Girmit, they have read about it, but do not remember it.
Kiran says every time we talk to elders, they keep saying that they will not be around for too long and to make sure that young people are involved in all these activities. She says there will be many components brought in to make sure that the younger generation is interested in the celebration.
When questioned on why the step of thanksgiving and national reconciliation service was not taken earlier, Kiran says we need the strength of leadership and they are grateful that the Methodist Church of Fiji’s leadership is showing that strength, as a whole church.
She says we have good leadership in place and it is a good time as well as they have all the rest of the churches and all the cultural bodies set up for good meetings.
The Girmit celebrations will be held from this Thursday to the Girmit Day public holiday on Monday while the thanksgiving and the reconciliation service will be held at the Vodafone Arena at 2pm Sunday.
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