CAPTION: Children displaying Girmit era costumes. Photo: SUPPLIED.
134th Anniversary of Girmit Arrival Day was commemorated by the High Commission of India at the Suva Civic Centre on 15 May. The function was attended by Honorable Jone Usamate, Minister for Labour, Industrial Relations and Employment of Fiji, senior officials, diplomatic corps, media and the public.
The audience of over 500 persons included senior Indo-Fijians including some who had arrived here or were born during the Girmit era.
The programme was organised in collaboration with the Sanatan Dharm Pratinidhi Sabha Fiji, Then India Sanmarga Ikya Sangam Fiji, Pravasi Youth Club, Suva Multi-Ethnic Centre (Government of Fiji) and the Fiji Museum.
A display of old Girmit era artifacts and documents was also organised in the foyer of the Centre by the Fiji Museum, TISI Sangam and the Pravasi Youth Club.