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PM to unveil Girmit plaque

Fiji Times, Saturday, May 08, 2004

The Fiji Girmit Council has set up a museum in Lautoka to commemorate Girmit Day and to preserve the past and treasure the present.

Prime Minister Laisenia Qarase will launch the council's 200-page historical magazine and unveil the Girmit plaque at the centre today.

Organiser of the celebrations, Dhijendra Singh, said the main feature of the museum would be a Kholu - a traditional instrument which was used to extract oil.

Mrs Qarase will open the museum and cultural display in the afternoon while the colourful evening programme will begin with the recital of traditional Indian musical instruments. Mr Singh said celebrations were very significant and the council wanted to make it memorable.