Massy Berbice successfully hosted its Inaugural Berbice Fitness Walk on Sunday 23rd
April last, in commemoration of World Occupational Safety and Health Month – April 2017, and particularly, World Health Day, which was celebrated on April 7th.
The theme for the event was “Willpower knows no obstacles” which the Group hopes will encourage the community to become actively involved in their own health by exercising regularly and practicing healthy eating habits.
The walk covered a distance of 3 kilometers which commenced at Speedy Trading at No. 2 Village, East Canje and concluded at the Group’s Massy Industries Branch, at 3, Strand, New Amsterdam. Participating in the fitness walk to help raise health awareness were staff members of Massy Berbice, president and members of the Berbice Chambers of Commerce and Dev. Ass., and Members of the New Amsterdam Lions Club.
After the walk, brief remarks were made by Dr. Vineshri Khirodhar from the New Amsterdam Hospital on the importance of exercise and nutrition. She emphasized that in order to improve the Guyanese life expectancy from approximately 64 years, exercising regularly will play an important role. She also urged the audience to recognize the value of their health.
Mr. Roopnarine, Branch Manager of Massy Industry Berbice outlined the vision for the event, indicating that it will be held annually and will become a part of the calendar of events for Berbice. Mr. Chrispin Bobb Semple, Director of Massy Guyana, in extending congratulation to the organizing committee and the participants, stated that he would like to see this type of activity extended to the Essequibo Branch.
This was immediately followed by a prize giving ceremony where Ryan Balgobin was awarded top prize for being the first front runner, with Collis Crandon in second and Hemnauth Raikha in third. The group also awarded the Lions Club of New Amsterdam for their organization’s participation in the event, and for having the most members participating.
Massy Berbice extends its sincere gratitude to all those who contributed and participated in this event. The Group sent out the call for the wider community to get involved.
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