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STAFF and stu­dents of Ba Sanatan Col­lege in Ba last month ded­i­cated a few hours a week to ath­let­ics. The school started their in­ter-house com­pe­ti­tion on Mon­day 12th Fe­bru­ary, 2018 through to Fri­day 16th Fe­bru­ary. The first 4 days of com­pe­ti­tion saw stu­dents take part in field events from 3pm un­til 4pm. On Fri­day which was the last day of com­pe­ti­tion the stu­dents took to the track events. School Prin­ci­pal Mrs Tokasa Wil­son said she was im­pressed with the en­thu­si­asm shown by the stu­dents as they came in their house colours: Lion – Yel­low, Ea­gle – Red, Dol­phin – Blue, Dragon – Green. Chief Guest at the event was Fu­ture Farms (Rooster) Gen­eral Man­ager Mr Stan­ley Raniga. Mr Raniga, an old stu­dent of the school was im­pressed with the event and re­it­er­ated that he would con­tinue to sup­port the school as it molded him to be what he is to­day. Lion House ath­letes roared loud­est and came out the cham­pi­ons of the week long in­ter-house. By JONE LUVENITOGA A vis­it­ing In­dian per­form­ing arts team from Gu­jarat re­cently gave Fiji au­di­ences in Suva, Lau­toka and Ba a view of the unique styles of danc­ing drawn from 31 dif­fer­ent tribes. And Fiji had a lot to of­fer through its mul­tira­cial blend, rep­re­sen­ta­tive of the Aav­ishkar In­sti­tute of Per­form­ing Arts con­sor­tium, Kalpesh Dalal told the au­di­ences. He warned indige­nous peo­ple to be vig­i­lant to pre­serve their cul­ture in the world of to­day. He said the pro­tec­tion of cul­ture in In­dia is equal to the coun­try’s rep­u­ta­tion as a lead­ing na­tion in the world of tech­nol­ogy, The Aav­ishkar In­si­tute is the 55th team to tour Fiji as part of the Pasi­fika Na­maste Fes­ti­val. Dayal said peo­ple must first love and ap­pre­ci­ate their her­itage, then their chil­dren will ap­pre­ci­ate its unique­ness and adopt it freely.

Mem­bers of the gu­ju­rati so­ci­ety at the evening event.

The Dol­phins march in.

In­dia’s High Com­mis­sioner to Fiji, Vish­vas Sap­kal shares a mo­ment with the tour­ing artists from In­dia.

The red team in “dan­ger” mode

Chief guest Stan­ley Raniga with ath­letes from the Lion’s team.

Tour­ing mem­bers of the Aashikar Academy of Per­form­ing Arts with their team leader, Kalpesh Dalal, stand­ing 5th from right.

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