[www.inewsguyana.com] – First Lady Deolatchme Ramotar on Saturday (December 21) opened the gates of State House to hundreds of children from depressed communities around Georgetown and its environs as she continued on her drive to spread Christmas cheer across the country.
The children were treated to a Christmas Party on the lawns where they were greeted and received gifts from Santa Clause and his elves. This is the second such event being hosted by Mrs. Ramotar.
Additional, there were several games played, children got their faces painted and sang and danced to music all while enjoying several delicacies of the season.
According to the first lady, depressed areas were targeted which saw children being drawn from as far as the East Coast and East Bank of Demerara and a few from the Convalescence Home. Other areas in Georgetown included Tiger Bay and Albouystown.
“This is a family occasion and it is time people recognize the importance of strong family units in molding communities and a nation as a whole” Mrs. Ramotar implored.
She urged parents to move in a direction that brings families closer together. “I want the nation to practice this not only at Christmas but throughout the year, we should work together with our families, neighbors and friends to build a strong Guyana.”
The First Lady over the last week has been traveling to different parts of the country spreading the Christmas cheer and distributing gifts.