Chief Financial Officer of Guyana Telephone and Telegraph Company, Mr. Yog Mahadeo, on Friday evening, launched “A Garland of Pearls”, the first volume of a twin-volume series of inspirational stories he has compiled.
The event, which was held at the Monument Gardens, was lauded by many in attendance for being well put together and depicting local culture and talent.
The programme included several readings from the book, dances, and speeches from Mr. Mahadeo, his brother Dr. Vishwa Mahadeo, Minister of Culture Youth and Sport, Dr. Frank Anthony, and Petamber Persaud who did the book review.
Mahadeo told the gathering, that in his journey of life so far, he has heard many stories and some of them have been put together in the publication.
He also said that in the process of compiling the stories, he has gained some knowledge and experience.
“These stories for me, are real gems that not only are entertaining, but contain such excellence that could only come up as reflections of universal pearls, thus, we have named the book A garland of pearls.”
The introduction of the book, states that the stories contained in the publication are rare gems that carry timeless lessons and messages of humanity.
It adds that they are reflections of the passage of knowledge in the form of a story.
“Most of these stories originated from various authors and writers, and over the years, have had their format and shape changed to suit audiences, religions, narrators and writers. However, the overall theme remains the same.”
While the thoughts are infinite cosmic droplets of wisdom, their timeless value will continue to inspire generations.
Some of the priceless gems contained in the book include “A simple test,” “Attitude is everything,” “Things are not always what they seem,” “Yesterday, today and tomorrow” and a host of others.
Yog Mahadeo is a chartered accountant; he also attained his Masters from the University of the West Indies. He is pursuing his doctorate from a University in Switzerland.
Currently, he is the Chief Financial Officer of GT&T and the Head of the Private/Public council under the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Commerce.
He is an active trade unionist, a qualified journalist, teacher, youth leader, priest and motivational speaker.
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