Chief Guest and Minister for Local Government, Environment, Housing, Infrastructure and Transport Parveen Kumar says the celebration marks the life of Sadhu Kuppuswamy, the man who in 1926, pioneered and founded the TISI Sangam, an institution which promotes the culture and language of South Indian indentured labourers in Fiji.
India Sanmarga Ikya Sangam national president Sada Sivan Naicker says the yearly celebration is something the Sangam community looks forward to every year.
Kuppuswamy was born in Madras in 1890. He arrived in Fiji in 1912 and was the President of the T.l.S.I Sangam in Nadi.
According to Mr Naicker the epidemic of 1918 in Fiji witnessed him as a hero and a saint. His passion for Sangam resulted in the opening of the first Sangam School in Nadi in 1927