Members of the People’s Progressive Party of district one in Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam) hosted a cultural evening in memory of the party’s founder leader Cheddi Jagan.
The event hosted on Saturday featured dances, poems, talks, and songs, and attracted a large gathering.
Delivering the feature address was the Region’s First Secretary and former
Regional Vice Chairman, Vishnu Samaroo. Samaroo firstly congratulated the district group for hosting such an activity in recognition of the former Presidents. Samaroo said that Cheddi Jagan even though he was brought up on a sugar estate, he dedicated his life, work and teachings towards national liberalisation and democracy.
He said the late leader together with his wife, Janet Jagan, fought for the rights of the Guyanese people and dedicated their struggles for a better Guyana. He, therefore, called on party comrades and supporters to continue along the path of the legacy that the Jagans had left and to practise his teachings.
Giving brief remarks also was Member of Parliament (MP) Vickram Bharrat. During his remarks, he said the Jagans were great souls who chartered the way for a progressive and prosperous Guyana. He further went on to say that Guyana was only able to achieve democracy only after 1992 as prior to that, the country was ruled by a dictatorship. The MP said with democracy came freedom of speech and free and fair elections among other things. He also mentioned that most of the development sectors were struggling and the economy for Guyana was currently declining; as such, the Jagans’ teachings must come into action.
“We need to apply what the Jagans taught and what they did; if we examine, history is repeating itself; as such, we need to be strong and work towards making Guyana a better place” Bharrat said.
Scores of party supporters in the Region attended the event.