[www.inewsguyana.com] – First Lady, Mrs. Deolatchmee Ramotar on Sunday (June 28), visited and distributed goodies and clothing to male residents of the Palms Geriatric Home, as part of the First Lady Foundation’s post-fathers’ day activity.
Each year, the First Lady Foundation organises activities to commemorate a number of national events – all in aid of putting a smile on faces, especially among the elderly, women and children.
While distributing parcels to the residents at the Geriatric Home, Mrs. Ramotar expressed happiness at having the opportunity to bring cheer to residents who would have been neglected by family members.
The First Lady explained that initially, the event was planned for Father’s Day but due to unforeseen circumstances it had to be pushed back. She noted that the Foundation mostly focused on those vulnerable sections of the Guyanese population.
“The residents are here for whatever reason, and if they’re forgotten by their relatives we want them to know that they are not forgotten by the Foundation because they have contributed to the development of this country and they deserved to be remembered,” she stated.
Incidentally, she said that the activity also coincides with the beginning of Ramadan, a month of prayer and fasting and sacrifices observed by Muslims on the ninth month of the calendar. The First Lady also took the opportunity to wish all Muslim brothers and sisters a happy month of Ramadan.
The residents were given a three-course meal according to their diets, and they also received clothing in form of jerseys and socks. [Extracted and modified from GINA]