PPP’s Phagwah message follows:
The People’s Progressive Party (PPP) extends warm greetings to our Hindu brothers and sisters on the occasion of Phagwah which is observed on Wednesday, March 23, 2016.
Phagwah, also known as the Festival of Colours, provides that unique opportunity for people from all walks of life to reach out to each other through worship and exchange of water and powder.
This is indeed an auspicious moment in the Hindu calendar as it serves to highlight the universal lessons of the triumph of good over evil and justice over injustice.
Phagwah is today a national festival which is embraced and celebrated not only by the Hindu community but by peoples from all across the ethnic and cultural spectrum of Guyana. This is testimony of our maturity as a people and our capacity to appreciate and tolerate religious and cultural diversity.
The PPP takes this opportunity to call on all Hindus to guard against those with hidden agendas who seek to divide the Hindu community out of selfish and partisan interests. Such attempts which belonged to a bygone era must be rejected since it has the potential to undermine the very fundamentals of Hinduism.
The PPP joins with the rest of the Guyanese people especially the Hindu community in celebration of this joyous festival of Phagwah.
A Happy Phagwah to all!