ANI Photo | Jaishankar visits Sri Siva Subramaniya Swami Temple in Nadi, Fiji

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Wednesday visited the Sri Siva Subramaniya Swami Temple in Nadi, Fiji and had a ‘darshan’ (sighting the deity).
“Visited the Sri Siva Subrahmanya Swami temple in Nadi and had a darshan. Along with my Parliamentary colleagues, could see first-hand, our vibrant culture and traditions flourishing in Fiji,” Jaishankar tweeted.
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The Sri Siva Subramaniya Temple in Nadi, Fiji, is the largest Hindu temple in the Pacific.
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Jaishankar on Tuesday arrived in Fiji to attend the 12th World Hindi Conference. He was welcomed by Fiji Education Minister Aseri Radrodro.
Jaishankar and Fiji Deputy Prime Minister Biman Prasad on Wednesday discussed further advancing India-Fiji ties through developmental cooperation.

“Great to meet @FijiGovernment DPM @bimanprasad in Nadi shortly after our meeting in New Delhi. Discussed further advancing our longstanding ties through our development cooperation,” Jaishankar tweeted on Wednesday.
Jaishankar inaugurated the 12th Vishwa Hindi Sammelan in Nadi.
Fiji President Ratu Wiliame Maivalili Katonivere was also present at the event.
At the event, Jaishankar emphasised on promoting Hindi across the world.
“In events like World Hindi Conference, it is natural that our focus should be on various aspects of the Hindi language, its global use, and its dissemination. We will discuss issues like the status of Hindi in Fiji, the Pacific region and indentured countries,” Jaishankar said while addressing the World Hindi Conference in Fiji on Tuesday.
He said that the era of aping western languages and traditions is over.
“The era when we equated progress & modernity with westernization is behind us. Many such languages and traditions which were suppressed during the colonial era are again raising their voice on the global stage,” Jaishankar said.
He said it is necessary that the world knows about all the cultures and societies. “In such a situation, it is necessary that the world should know about all the cultures and societies,” added Jaishankar.
The World Hindi Conference is being co-hosted by the governments of India and Fiji in Nadi. (ANI)

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