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ASHIKA TALKS ABOUT THE NATIONAL ARCHIVES THROUGH THE RADIO”

On Tuesday 31st May, the National Archives of Fiji was invited by Fiji Broadcasting Commission to co-host a radio talkback show about the services of the Department to both English and Hindi speaking audiences.

Whilst the Director of the National Archives attempted to the English program during the morning session, the Hindi program was co-hosted by Mrs Ashika Roko who despite her professional responsibilities carried out an excellent work conveying to the Hindi speaking audiences what the National Archives does and most importantly the kind of information it preserves and makes access to.

Amongst the most significant records that the National Archives holds are the records of the Indian Indentured Labourers from 1879 to 1960.

The lack of knowledge and awareness by most who do not know that such records exist at the National Archives created a lot of enthusiasm amongst the listeners.

According to Mrs Roko, there were a lot of callers that called in during the program to ask questions about how to access information about their family members who came to Fiji under the girmitya system.

The increase in the number of enquiries about such records over the years have prompted the Department to look at ways of preserving the documentary heritage and digitization is the only alternative for better preservation and accessibility to the records.

 

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