Fiji's First Lady visits Temple

22 November 2005

NEW DELHI, India — The First Lady of Fiji, Leba Qarase, visited the Baha'i House of Worship in New Delhi, India on 10 October 2005.

A prayer service held specially for the occasion included chants in both Hindi and English of prayers from the Baha'i, Christian, and Hindu scriptures.

Mrs. Qarase then visited the Information Centre where she viewed panels on Baha'i history and those displaying socio-economic development projects.

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The First Lady of Fiji, Leba Qarase (fifth from right, with hat) and her entourage visiting the Baha'i House of Worship in New Delhi. Escorting the visitors was Shatrughun Jiwnani, the Temple's public relations general manager (right).

She met Nalina Jiwnani, Director for the Baha'i Office for the Advancement of Women in India.

In the visitors' book, Mrs. Qarase wrote: "I already feel at peace. Glory be to God! It is a great experience going through the temple. May God Almighty bless the Baha'i Faith!"

For another story about other prominent visitors to the Temple, see

For a story about the Baha'i faith in Fiji, see