It was an emotional moment for 49-year-old Pravin Nath at the 140th Girmit day celebrations when saw pictures of his grandparents in a booklet provided by the National Archives of Fiji.
Nath was very emotional because his family does not have a picture of his grandparents.
He says the display by the National Archives of Fiji will enable children to understand their identity and culture and know what their forefathers have been through.
The 140th Girmit Anniversary was attended by students from schools around the Nausori area, community members and descendants.
Speaking at the celebrations, India’s High Commissioner to Fiji, Padmaja says any day which is celebrated is done so to remember the history associated with it and by doing so we can learn from it to make our future better.
Padmaja says Girmitiyans faced so many difficulties in life but inspite of this they were mindful that create a good future of their children and family, as well as their community.
She says their descendants such that they are now living a good life and have good jobs and are making their country a beautiful nation.
About 200 people were present at the ceremony including students and officials from Nausori Town Council.