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We try to place some articles here that cover the 2004 celebrations.

 

Let's get fijical!
By Tanya Chaitanya, Times News Network, Tuesday, June 01, 2004 02:55:41 AM

Which is why suddenly Bhojpuri singers are in demand in Fiji and kathak is the dance form, which has Aussies twirling around in circles. So ...[more]

 

NFU launches books on 'girmit'
(received from NFU 27/5/2004)

The National Farmers Union has launched two historical publications to commemorate the 125th anniversary of the arrival of the first ...[more]

 

Chiefs say sorry to Girmit descendants
Fiji Sun, Saturday, 15 May 2004, by Frederica Elbourne

The Great Council of Chiefs has publicly apologised to descendants of girmitiyas for the events that led to racial tension following the ...[more]

 

Chaudhry lashes out at 'traitors'
Fiji Times, Saturday, May 15, 2004

Former Prime Minister and National Farmers Union general secretary Mahendra Chaudhry lashed out at traitors who tried to ingratiate ...[more

 

Replica ship leads parade
Fiji Times, Saturday, May 15, 2004

A replica of the Leonidas, the ship in which the first Indian indentured labourers arrived in May 14, 1879, was paraded through the ...[more]

 

Chiefs commit to racial unity
Fiji Times, Saturday, May 15, 2004

The Great Council of Chiefs is committed to maintaining a united multiracial Fiji where people of different races, opinions and ...[more]

 

Major attributes girmits' sacrifice
Fiji Times, Sunday, May 09, 2004

Youths were urged to draw inspiration from the way girmityas overcame the struggles they encountered when they first arrived in Fiji...[more]

 

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....[more]

 

 

 

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