[www.inewsguyana.com] – President Donald Ramotar has called on the Berbice Hindu Society to collaborate with Government; individually and collectively to assist in dealing with some of the social issues that plague society.
The President was at the time speaking at the commissioning of the Hindu Society Berbice, Sri Krishna Mandir located at Gay Park, Greater New Amsterdam, Region Six.
While addressing the large gathering, President Ramotar referred to violence against women which has become more prevalent and suicide for which Berbice has the highest rate.
“Today we have to combine that very outlook with working together to try to develop our people… There are many social issues that you have been, and can even make greater contribution towards fighting,” he told those gathered at the ceremony.
President Ramotar urged that they explore the philosophy of Hinduism, which he believes will help with the struggle against those issues.
“It will help us to have a deeper appreciation for our women folk…we have also been reading about issues of suicide and this is something we have to struggle against and here too this house of worship can play an important role in helping us to deal with some of these social issues,” the Head of State said.
He noted that often times, persons look to government to solve every issue, however he said that it is impossible for government to solve everything by itself, while noting that the religious community’s support is very much needed.
“We also need your support to help us overcome the difficulties that we face… many of the things that we want to bring to the people, not only for economic development, but we feel these things go hand-in-hand that if we improve our social conditions that we will also be improving our economy because we will be developing a higher quality of people,” President Ramotar asserted.
Meanwhile, President Ramotar took the opportunity to congratulate the persons behind the project, the architect and the contractors who did a remarkable job.
He urged that the building be used to develop the spirituality and the skills of the young people to have a deeper understanding and appreciation for Hinduism. [GINA]