As the Hindu Community of California or Surrey gather in your respective functions to sing Ramayan or participate in other pooja or bhajans, please ponder this issue – how come you are singing Ramayan in Hindi, maintaining your culture and are a pride to Hinduism and Indianness when the Indians from India have a greater tendency of becoming black Sahibs – people who change their religion and cannot read Hindi and claim not to understand or speak Hindi. Who do you give credit for this to?
You must thank our forbears- our Girmitiyas. When Indo Fijians nowadays come from Fiji, they will bring yagona and duty free liquor with them. But what did those Girmitiyas bring from India wrapped in their dhotis. No bhang or duty free alcohol – but they brought Ramayan, Gita and their language and culture with them, and we are so thankful for that, but are so selfish to have forgotten their sacrifices. While on Thanksgiving Day, you think of those who sacrificed for America, why cannot we set aside at least one day to think of those who sacrificed their life for us Indo Fijians?