[www.inewsguyana.com] – Sport in Guyana assists with the unification of communities and the breaking down of cultural barriers.
This is according to Head of State, Donald Ramotar while addressing the National Sport Commissions Award Ceremony for 2013 on Friday evening (March 29) at the National Cultural Centre.
‘It (sport) helps with the integration of the various communities, it helps to build understanding and camaraderie thus bringing people together,” said President Ramotar.
According to the President, sport in Guyana is unmatched when it comes to being a unifying source for people of all cultures, race, creed and class.
He noted that sportsmen like the 2013 awarde Shivnarine Chanderpaul and his counterpart Shamine Campbell bring the country a sense of Nationalistic Pride on the international stage.
Sport Minister Dr. Frank Anthony in congratulating those selected reminded them that they are now ambassadors of the country and as such should display discipline and good sportsman ship wherever necessary.
Both Chanderpaul and Campbell were not present at the awards due to Cricketing commitments.
Other awardees included track and field athlete Jason Yaw who won the junior sportsman award, while Chelsea Edghill won the female version.
Avinash Ramzan won the Sport Journalist non print while the print award went to Stabroek News’ Emerson Campbell.
The Female Sports Official award went to Guyana Police Force’s Inspector Amanda Hermonstine while the male end was won by Table Tennis Association’s President Godfrey Munroe.