26th May 09:02 PM
NFP Leader calls on Fijians to pray and reflect on the less fortunate this Diwali
By Semi Turaga
Wednesday 07/11/2018
National Federation Party Leader Professor Biman Prasad

National Federation Party Leader Professor Biman Prasad has called on Fijians to pray and reflect about those less fortunate this Diwali.

He says the virtues of Lord Rama and the significance of Diwali are extremely relevant in a multi‑ethnic, multi‑religious and multi‑cultural country like Fiji. 

Prasad says in Fiji we are still transiting to democracy after several years of dictatorship.

He says a lot of work is still needed to make Fiji a genuine democracy.

In his Diwali message, Prasad also says that in Fiji, calling everyone Fijians and saying they enjoy common and equal citizenry doesn’t guarantee fundamental freedoms like freedom of speech, freedom of association and freedom of the media.

He says it does not guarantee job opportunities based on meritocracy, rendering common and equal citizenry meaningless.

Prasad adds that as a party born out of the struggle for dignity and justice of all our people, the NFP will continue the struggle for the triumph of truth over evil, light over darkness and knowledge over ignorance so that our beloved nation once again becomes a beacon of hope and trust.

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