Music and health combine with visiting groups from India

CAPTION: Director of the Indian Cultural Centre, Dr KK Mishra. Photo: SHALENDRA PRASAD.?

By JOSEPHINE NAVULA

People of the western division will benefit from a musical night that aims to provide health awareness through culture next week.

Indian Cultural Centre Director Dr Kamal Kishor Mishra said there will be free medical clinics conducted during the music night.

“Specialized health care programs for the people of Fiji has been brought by the Ministry of Health, Govt of Fiji in joint venture with Sahyadri Hospitals, India as well as Ministry of Local Government, Fiji and Indian Cultural Centre, High Commission of India, Suva,” Dr Mishra said.

“Specialists from the Sayadri Hospitals in Cardiology [heart care], Neurology [brain and spine] and Orthopedics [joint care and joint surgery] are here for free screening around Fiji. These screening will take place 8.30am to 4.00pm daily from 30th January to 5th February 2013. Free screening will take place at CWM Hospital, Labasa Hospital, Ba Mission Hospital and Lautoka Hospital.

“Also, as part of this health awareness program, musical night by renowned bollywood artistes from India has been organized in four of the venues of Fiji, that is, Labasa, Suva, Ba and Lautoka. The first of this show we will be witnessing here in Labasa tonight.

The musical night will be held at Xavier College in Ba on Sunday, 3rd?February and at the Girmit Centre in Lautoka, next day.

The musical and health groups are in the country as part of the 40th anniversary celebrations of the Indian Cultural Centre in Fiji, the first of its kind to be established by the Indian Government outside the sub-continent.