Life and work of Dr. Cheddi Jagan celebrated


Head of State Donald Ramotar and Former President Bharrat Jagdeo with some patrons of the State House fun day. [GINA Photo]
[]– As has been the tradition, scores of persons turned up at State House to be a part of the fun day on Sunday which allowed families and friends to celebrate the life and work of the late president, Dr. Cheddi Jagan.

Those who attended the event were treated to live performances from the Shakti String Orchestra and several dance groups.

Head of State, Donald Ramotar and First Lady Deolatchmee Ramotar took time out interact with the gathering.

Among other dignitaries who attended the event were, Prime Minister Samuel Hinds, General Secretary of the PPP/C Clement Rohee, Prime Ministerial Candidate of the PPP/C Mrs. Elisabeth Harper and several other Cabinet members.

President Ramotar offered a few words of encouragement to the gathering as he called on them to take this current period seriously. He noted that as Guyanese celebrate the life and work of Dr. Jagan, they should remain cognisant of the fact that it is a very important time in Guyana’s history.

“The election that we are about to have on May 11 will be one of the most important elections every fought in this country. It is so because over the last three years you’ve seen the attempts by the opposition to stymie every project, every developmental effort of the government.”

President Ramotar pointed out, that in spite of these frustrating moves by the opposition, the country’s economy grew by almost 5% every year for the past three years.  

He also urged the constituents to play their role and be educated on every aspect of voting so as to ensure that this time around the incumbent government is returned to power as a majority government.

This year marks the 18th death anniversary of the founder of the PPP/C Dr. Jagan and the State House fun day has for years been one of activities held in the month of March to celebrate his life. [Extracted and modified from GINA]