In recognition of International Earth Day, which will be observed tomorrow (22 April), the Ministry of the Presidency, Department of Environment, held a special ceremony at Independence Park, Parade Ground in Georgetown earlier today.
President David Granger, in delivering the feature address, reminded the gathering that the earth and its eco systems are our home, and citizens have a duty to protect its resources so as to ensure sustenance, security and shelter for present and future generations.
The President presented a small token of appreciation to representatives of international organisations in Guyana, on behalf of the Government of Guyana, for their efforts so far in assisting the country to meet its goals of achieving a green state.
The President was joined by Minister within the Ministry of Education Department of Culture, Youth and Sport, Ms. Nicollete Henry and other officials, in a tree-planting exercise at the Independence Park, Parade Ground. (Stand and photos by Carl Croker)