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The various speeches and welcome messages or organisations and people involved with the 125 year Fiji Girmit celebrations are placed on this page.


Contribution to the discourse at the 'Girmit Divas' 125th anniversary
by Jone Dakuvula, 13th May 2004, Suva Civic Centre, 8pm.

I am deeply honoured to be invited to participate in tonight's discourse on the 125th Anniversary of the arrival of the first Indian labourers ...[more]


Address by Mahendra Chaudhry, NFU General Secretary
during the official launching of the book "Children of the Indus", FTU Hall, Suva
14 May 2004

Distinguished Guests,Ladies and Gentlemen, On behalf of the National Farmers Union, I thank you for your presence here today at the ...[more]


Keynote Address by Ratu Jone Madraiwiwi
during launching of "GIRMITYA" magazine of National Farmers Union to mark 125th anniversary; Saturday, 8th May 2004 at Syria Park, Nausori

Hon Mr Mahendra Chaudhry, Mrs Chaudhry, Your Worship the Mayor of Nausori, Councillor Moti Lal, Hon Members of Parliament, Hon ...[more]


Youth - future leaders
Keynote Address by Cr Balram Kistaiya, Mayor, Nadi during Youth Night at the Prince Charles Park, Nadi, on 7 May 2004

Thank you for inviting me to address this evening's programme. It is indeed a privilege and a pleasure to be with you here today...[more]


Launching of Fiji Girmit website on Monday 19 April 2004 
by Dr. Biman Prasad, Associate Professor and Head of Department of Economics, University of the South Pacific

The launching of the Fiji Girmit website is an important occasion for many reasons. It is a celebration of an event that took place 125 ...[more]