Students Learn More About India From Visit To Centre
Helps pupils with their history studies, peaks interest about scholarships
Lomawai Secondary School is the first school in the country to visit the Indian Cultural Centre in Suva.
The students travelled all the way from Sigatoka as part of their studies about India. School headboy and Year 13 student Aselemo Gavidi said: “I am happy to visit Indian Cultural Centre. I am a history and geography student and only have learned about India in my notes.
“But, at the Indian Cultural Centre I have learned more about India,” he said. Aselemo said he had learned more on the country’s history, especially about their relationship with Fiji. “I so happy to know that Indian Cultural Centre is offering scholarships to Fijian students to study in India,” he said. Another Year 12 student, Nepote Dauadawa said that he would want to visit India one day.
“I am so inspired by the presentation,” he said. “I have learned some new things about India, which I was not aware of,” he said. Nepote said after completing his Year 13, he would apply for a scholarship and study in India. Year 10 student Akansha Lata said: “Fiji and India have a historic relationship from the time when the first indentured labours from India came to Fiji. I have studied about this in my social science subject. I am so happy that our school teachers had organised a field trip,” she said. Lomawai Secondary School computer teacher Parneel Kumar said the field trip was organised for arts students.
“The aim for this field trip was for students to know and understand about India.
He said their trip was a successful one for the students, especially for them to know about the scholarships. The Indian High Commissioner to Fiji, Vishvas Sapkal, has started this initiative which will allow schools around the country to visit the Cultural Centre. Mr Sapkal thanked the Lomawai Secondary School teachers and students for their visit and encouraged other schools to visit to the Cultural Centre as well.
Fiji and India have a historic relationship from the time when the first indentured labours from India came to Fiji. I have studied about this in my social science subject. I am so happy that our school teachers had organised a field trip Akansha Lata Year 10 student of Lomawai Secondary School
Second Secretary of the Indian High Commission in Fiji Anil Sharma (standing third from right in the third row), Indian High Commissioner to Fiji Vishvas Sapkal (standing fourth from right, in the third row) and Indian High Commission’s Cultural Centre director Kishan Lal Kanojia (standing fifth from right in the third row) with teachers and Year 10,12 and 13 students of Lomawai Secondary School.