FEO Celebrates Diwali through Lights, Love and Joy
Diwali is undoubtedly one of the most significant festivals celebrated in Fiji and around the world to demarcate victory of good over evil. Celebrating this festival at workplaces has definitely emerged as one of the biggest employee engagement initiatives in the country over many years. Similarly, Diwali was celebrated in a grand way at the Fijian Elections Office this year like many years in the past.
The FEO Diwali celebrations marked a great week for the FEO staff, as they embraced the festivity by wearing their glamour filled Indian attire and exchanged traditional Indian savories. It was a week for everyone to learn more about the significance of Diwali and the Indian culture.
The FEO staff also worked together to decorate their Directorates with bright colored lights, Rangoli (traditional Indian decoration made with colorful powder and raw lentils, colored crepe papers and many other decorative materials.
The Diwali celebrations concluded with the keynote address by Supervisor of Elections (SoE) Mr Mohammed Saneem during the afternoon tea on Wednesday, 18 October 2017. The fun filled event had talent competition by each Directorate, following an award ceremony.
The success of the celebration can be seen through the long lasting cultural integration that is visible to date even after so many months.