‘Common cultural heritage vital for all our identity’

Vodafone Fiji’s Head of Recharge and Distribution Nilesh Singh (left), Minister for Local Government Maciu Nalumisa and Miss Rakiraki Priti Prasad on Saturday night. Picture: SUPPLIED

Heritage is priceless and one cannot afford to let it go, said Minister for Housing and Local Government Maciu Katamotu Nalumisa at the 2023 Vodafone Rakiraki carnival on Saturday night.

The theme for the carnival was “Our Heritage, Our Future”. “Common cultural heritage is vital for all our identity and the preservation of our culture and national heritage is an essential part of protecting our sense of identity,” Mr Nalumisa said.

“Heritage can help us learn about our own self, our family and our ancestors and a sense of who we are.”

“We live in a changing time — the economy is changing, the climate is changing and the labour market is changing as a result of new technology.

“The answer to this exponential development is not simply trying to keep up with it. The answer is to search inward and deeply.

“To prepare for the future, we must look to the past. This requires strengthening the roots of our civilisation and to become conscious of our rich history.”

Miss Higgins, Priti Prasad was crowned Miss Rakiraki.

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