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Ramayan conference promotes peace, says envoy

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Update: 4:30PM THE International Ramayan Conference is aimed at promoting peace and harmony in the society, says India's High Commissioner to Fiji, Vishvas Sapkal.

Mr Sapkal described 'Ramayan' as the lifeline of Fijians of Indian descent.

He said the teachings and life lessons from the Ramayan could be very useful in people's daily lives.

"The translating of Ramayana is a great achievement because the best literature in one language needs to be told in different languages so that bonds of our lives get enriched," he said.

The Ramayana is a holy book for Hindus and it was the topic of discussions at the three-day conference which ends at the Suva Civic Centre tonight.

** More in The Fiji Times tomorrow, with lots of pictures from the International Ramayan Conference.

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