Father’s Day message…FROM FIRST LADY DEOLATCHMEE RAMOTAR
Each year, we devote a day to remembering the contributions of fathers. Today is commemorated as Fathers’ Day, and it is my great pleasure to extend warmest and heartfelt greetings to all the fathers of our dear country.
I trust that on this special day we will all find time to reflect on the great gift of fatherhood. To be a father is a great honour which should be valued and revered. It also carries responsibilities.
Fathers are important figures in any family. They help shape the character of the household through their example. On this Father’s Day, I pay homage to all the fathers of Guyana who have been wonderful dads and husbands.
I recall my own father. Though a simple man of modest means, he was single-mindedly dedicated to his family. He ensured that we were nurtured in a caring and protective environment, and he was totally devoted to my mom. Through personal example he underscored the importance of creating a loving environment in the home by being both a good father and husband.
I am also very fortunate to be married to a most loving and generous man who has been a fine father to my children. I want to thank him for being such an exemplary father and a wonderful husband.
Today our country needs the example of good fathers because good fathers contribute to good families which remain the bedrock of our society.
I therefore urge that as we honour the fathers of Guyana that we reflect profoundly on the institution of fatherhood and its important role in building stable and strong families.
Happy Fathers’ Day!