The invitation to be chief guest came from Kamlesh Kumar, the President of the Gujarat Education Society, and Kailash Rajput, the MGM Principal.
Graham Davis takes Wadan to task for using a school assembly to advance his own political ideas
# HIJACKING THE MAHATMA
As for Wadan's address, I'm not altogether convinced by Graham's argument but there were times in his address when he crossed the line from a broad ranging address to making a political statement. Given the political division in Fiji, presumably replicated among MGM parents, a captive audience of 14 to 17-year olds would seem to be an inappropriate forum.
Wadan is an old boy of the school and a Gujerati. In "normal" times he would be an obvious choice as chief speaker on Mahatma Gandhi Day. But in today's Fiji one has to wonder whether his selection as the chief speaker by the Gujerati Education Society was itself a political statement.
Knowing Wadan as they do, they must have known the sort of things he would say.