Academics late Brij Lal and Prof Ganesh Chand, both of Fiji, were honored by IDIC ( Indian Diaspora International Center) for their contributions to academia at an indentureship conference in Fiji. The conference and commemoration of Indian Arrival is being held May 11 to 15 in Fiji. The two-day conference is at USP, Suva, Fiji — on May 12 and 13. This writer, Dr. Vishnu Bisram, presented the honor to Dr. Ganesh and to Dr. Padma Narsey Lal. This writer was honored with a shawl by the VC of Atal Behari Vajpayee University.