President Donald Ramotar has described the lessons and message of the Hindu festival of Diwali, as ones that can be applied the world over.
Delivering the feature address at the Uitvlugt Diwali Motorcade at the community’s ground, last evening the President said that the story of light over darkness or good over evil is one that can be equated with what is happening locally.
The fact that Guyana’s economy has had eight years of consecutive growth, and major investments in education and agriculture, were highlighted by President Ramotar. The efforts of the political opposition to thwart these and other gains made in Guyana, particularly over the last three years, were described by the president as a real reflection of ignorance.
He said that Guyanese must enable “the light to shine on that ignorance to move them from that position”. The opposition has been talking about increasing jobs, fighting the drug trade and corruption yet has not supported the hydro power project and the Anti-..Money Laundering Bill the president stressed.
The Head of State expressed his gratitude to the people of the community and asked for their continued support to ensure that Guyana’s progress is never held back again and the developmental thrust could continue.
As Guyana and other countries with Hindu communities celebrate the Festival of Lights, motorcades have become a part of the traditional celebrations. Several such events which see mandirs and businesses constructing vehicular floats depicting various scenes from Hindu mythology, and competing in various categories will be held across Guyana. (GINA)
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