Aug 15, 2010 News
The Guyana Girl Guides Association’s flag flew at half mast last week as the organization mourned the death of Muriel Wright, who passed away July 26th, 2010.
Wright nee Fraser, 102, dedicated almost her entire life to the Guide Movement in Guyana. She became a member of the Sisterhood in New Amsterdam in 1922, beginning as a Brownie in the Second Brownie Group Company and served as a Life Vice-President, up to the time of her passing, the body said in a release.
“Enthusiastic, committed, selfless and hardworking are just some of the words that can be used to describe Mrs. Wright and her sterling service to Guiding.”
Wright represented Guyana on numerous occasions and was the recipient of several awards, and was privileged to meet many distinguished people including Olave Baden-Powell, wife of Lord Baden Powell, founder of the Guide Movement.
She assumed the duties of Chief Commissioner of the Guyana Girl Guides Association from 1963 to 1972 and was the driving force in securing full membership for Guyana, after Independence.
In February of this year, the Guyana Girl Guides Association held a grand function to honour Wright and to launch the Muriel Wright Scholarship Fund for Girls and Young Women.
According to the association, in keeping with Wright’s lifelong dedication to the education and development of girls through Guiding, the fund will support the girls’ growth and development as self-confident and responsible persons, while teaching them new skills and abilities.
The fund will also support their formal academic and vocational training as the foundations of careers and sustainable livelihoods.
In September, the fund will start providing a minimum of 15 recipients with annual grants of funding not exceeding G$50,000.
“Mrs. Wight was an inspiration to girls and young women in every area she served. The Guyana Girl Guides Association joins all her family members in mourning her loss.”
Lil Champs rock National Stadium
India’s singing sensations, the Lil Champs, last Sunday evening transformed the Guyana National Stadium into a rock concert arena. The show was hosted by the Guyana Hindu Dharmic Sabha and the visiting group of young singers was supported by the Dharmic Nritya Sangh with gorgeous dance items.
The show started with the eldest of the five performers, Aneek Dhar. He was a mature singer who delivered all his items with full confidence and flowing melody. The star of the show was Yatharth. From the very inception, he was full of energy, indicating his inherent rhythmic content and the fact that he commands his audience in everything that he does, including dancing, singing and skilled movement of the body. The crowd showed their appreciation in typical Guyanese style.
Hemant was cool but profoundly talented and was deeply appreciated by the audience. Shreyasi signaled without a doubt that she was a playback singer in the making. Her items were all professional, high-pitched, overwhelming in melody and charm. Her first song found favour with the audience and so they joined her. Although the group was small, no one denied their rich talent at such youthful age. Six-year-old Afsha, who introduced a few items, is being obviously trained to be Master of Ceremonies at these shows. Obviously tender in age, she was nevertheless courageous.
The band scored many points for the way they played. It was indeed superb.
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