NFU Girmit Divas
Suva City Council
Shri Sanatan Pratinidh
Fiji Girmit Council

The following is a paid advertisement in the "Fiji Times" dated 23 April 2004.

Suva City Council


The General Public, Ratepayers and Citizens of greater Suva area are informed that Suva City Council in conjunction with Fiji Girmit Council will be celebrating the "125th Anniversary of Girmit" from 10th to 14th May 2004.

An exhibition will be held at the Lower Hall at Civic Centre from 10th to 14th May, 2004. The function will end on 14th May 2004 with a multicultural night at the Suva Civic Auditorium.

All are requested to support this events. You could also assist by lending whatever items you have such as historical photos, artifacts, musical instruments, jewellery, clothing, equipment etc. which are linked to Girmit for displays in commemoration of our first Girmityas (indentured labourers) in Fiji in 1879. These items will be displayed at the Lower Hall for public viewing free of charge. We request that these items to reach Council on or before 4th May 2004 and will be returned to you immediately after the exhibition. 

You are also informed that a march processions schedules for 14 May, 2004 at 10.30am commencing from Rodwell Road, Scott Street, Victoria Parade and ending at Civic Centre. We request public support and would be pleased to accommodate those who are willing to take part in the march.

Should you need any further assistance, or wish to assist, please do not hesitate to contact Council's Administrative Officer, Mr. Uma Chand on 3313433 ext. 202, mobil 9908601 or fax on 3316657 or email uchand@scc.org.fj 

I Verenakadavu
Town Clerk / Chief Executive Officer