President joins thousands in Phagwah celebration

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President Donald Ramotar enjoying the Phagwah celebration with youths at the Guyana National Stadium at Providence. [GINA Photo]
[www.inewsguyana.com] – Following earlier celebrations at the Indian Cultural Centre, President Donald Ramotar joined thousands of Guyanese to celebrate Holi, the Festival of Spring, at events hosted by Inspire Inc., at the Guyana National Stadium and the Guyana Hindu Dharmic Sabha at Everest Cricket Ground on March 06.    

Phagwah or Holi which is ushered in with the burning of Holika, is observed as a national holiday in Guyana, and is the Hindu celebration of the Spring festival and the dawning of the New Year.

While extending Holi greetings to the large gathering at the Guyana National Stadium, President Ramotar highlighted the significance of this celebration, noting that Guyanese have much to celebrate.

The large crowd at the Everest Cricket Club ground enjoying the Phagwah celebration. [GINA Photo]
The president underscored that Guyanese have much to commemorate given that the overnment was able to transform the Guyanese economy and engage in some of the most sophisticated types of operations aimed at enhancing the lives of the people.

While at the Guyana National Stadium, President Ramotar entertained the crowd with lyrics of ‘Bangalie Babu’ alongside Guyanese artiste Terry Gajraj. [Extracted and modified from GINA]