Home Features Let’s value the sacrifices of our ancestors – PPP
The People’s Progressive Party (PPP) takes this opportunity to extend greetings to all Guyanese, home and abroad, on the occasion of Arrival Day. May 5, the designated day, is of much significance in commemorating the arrival of our ancestors who came to these shores from various parts of the world.
They braved the dark seas during their gruelling journey here, at different points of our history, and laboured to make this land their home. Despite the hardships faced, they were resolute in their endeavours to preserve their cultural traditions and values which have shaped our lives.
Their selfless sacrifices in that regard led to the creation of the rich and colourful mosaic which encompasses our multifaceted nation. This diversity has become our strength as we share and participate in the various festivals that have come to identify us as a people.
May 5 also marks the arrival of our Indo-Guyanese ancestors, beginning in 1838. Across our country, there will be many activities to commemorate this event and others that have come to signify Arrival Day.
Our party also takes this opportunity to commend all those who have worked steadfastly over the years and who continue to do so in the promotion of activities designed to foster and preserve our history, values and cultural traditions which have become shared; demonstrative of the strength in our diversity.
As we participate, our party urges reflection on the valiant efforts of all of our fore-parents so that we can continue to be inspired and to better contextualise the value of our gains. This will ensure that we remain determined to build upon our gains and that our country remains a place for all of its sons and daughters.
Happy Arrival Day to all!