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Seychelles sees a “La Digue in photos” exhibition during August 15, 2013 celebrations

Seychelles sees a “La Digue in photos” exhibition during August  15, 2013 celebrations (Forimmediaterelease.net) The Organizing Committee of the La Digue 2013 celebrations brought about a new addition to the feast with a photo exhibition of old La Digue photos. This exhibition became a reality following an appeal by the August 15 Organizing Committee for the people of La Digue to come forward with their most cherished old shots from family albums.

The pictures attracted many to see life of days gone by through a superb collection of photos of people, homes, musicians, work areas, etc.

It was the Hon. Chantal Guislain, the elected member of the Seychelles National Assembly for the La Digue Constituency, who welcomed everyone to the photo exhibition at the District Administration Centre in the presence of Minister Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture; Sherin Naiken, the CEO of the Seychelles Tourism Board; and the La Digue District Administrator.

The Hon. Chantal Guislain said that the island of La Digue was proud to be adding a new event to the La Digue feast. “This photo exhibition will remind everyone of how we lived on La Digue in days gone by. The old photos will bring many a familiar personality back to life, and this should remind everyone of La Digue's way of life many years ago,” the Hon. Guislain said.

When he took to the podium to officially open the La Digue photo exhibition and the Lafet La Digue 2013, Minister Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture, and a La Digue Island born and bred personality said that the old pictures of La Digue that are on display brings back many fond memories of life on La Digue. “Firstly, I need to congratulate the Hon. Chantal Guislain and her August 15 Celebration's Organizing Committee for the initiative to include such a photo exhibition as part of the 2013 celebrations. As a Diguois, I have enjoyed admiring these old pictures depicting life on our island many years ago. I have also seen many familiar faces who have since sadly left us, and this brought back many pleasant memories," Minister St.Ange said.

The Minister went on to say that it was important to know where we come from to be better able to trace the way forward. “Today we have fast ferries linking Mahe to Praslin in just one hour, but when I was young and growing it took us four full hours on the ferry Lady Esme or the schooner Aroha to get from Mahe to La Digue. Today, our ferries dock at the La Digue jetty, but before we had to use a whaleboat to disembark from boats right here at La Passe," Minister Alain St.Ange said.

Before inviting everyone to view the exhibition, a group of La Digue students entertained the guests with songs to the beat of drums from the island.

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