A global indentureship (Girmitya) conference will be held on May 12 and 13 and a number of other activities to commemorate Girmitya Day in Fiji. This year will be the first national public holiday for Indian Arrival of Girmitya Day. Indians first arrived in Fiji on May 14. The Girmit Day celebration is on May 15th and will be held at various locations. The main attraction will be at Albert Park in Suva, the capital city.
Deputy Prime Minister Professor Dr Biman Prasad says four days of events are being planned to mark Girmit Day celebration.
Girmit Conference Chair Dr Ganesh Chand says around 150 scholars are also expected to arrive in the country to participate in the two day international conference on Girmit Day.
The conference will be at USP with participants from the Caribbean, North America, India, Australia, UK, New Zealand and other countries.