Fiji Labour Party Leader Mahendra Chaudhry says the reconciliation church service organized by the Methodist Church of Fiji is a momentous occasion in the history of Fiji.
Chaudhry says he has been invited to be part of the service by the President of the Methodist Church of Fiji, Reverend Ili Vunisuwai.
The former Prime Minister adds he will be speaking at the service tomorrow and highlight the significance of the reconciliation service.
Chaudhry was part of the Labour government when they were removed from office due to the 1987 coup and he was Prime Minister in 2000 when his government was taken hostage.
The reconciliation service will be held for the descendants of Girmityas at 2pm tomorrow at the Vodafone Arena where the Methodist Church of Fiji will also ask for forgiveness from the Indo Fijian community for the hurt that has been caused over the years.
Reverend Ili Vunisuwai had earlier said the church’s standing committee had decided that they should lead a process as part of the Girmit celebrations to thank the Indo Fijian community for their contributions, and also work on rebuilding the country, and creating a positive impact towards race relations.
He said they welcome the Girmit holiday and celebration as Girmityas have played a major role in the development of our country.
Reverend Vunisuwai added the coups starting from 1987 hurt many people a lot.
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