PRESS RELEASE HAPPY MASHRAMANI TO ALL GUYANESE People's National Congress Reform Congress Place, Sophia, Georgetown, Guyana Tuesday, February 22, 2006




The People’s National Congress Reform salutes the people of Guyana on the 36th anniversary of our achievement of Republic status. The spirit of republicanism was a vital step in our development and in the consolidation of our independence. It gave us the chance to mould our own destiny and chart our own course of economic and social progress.

Our Party believes that true independence is only achieved when all the people of a nation recognise that, ultimately, we depend on each other and on our own ingenuity and hard work to carry Guyana forward. We also believe that progress comes from discipline, hard work, tolerance and honesty.

We wish to appeal to our young people, in particular, to have faith in the Republic which is not only rich in the talents of its people and the beauty of our environment but in the richness of our resources. We urge you to have patience and to believe that we can and will make Guyana a country of which we can all again be proud.

This Mashramani Holiday, which is the celebration after the hard work, is an important part of our consciousness. Let us revel as we celebrate what has been achieved, even as we launch ourselves to new and more intense struggles for democracy, justice and freedom from fear.

Assembly point for the Revellers of the PNCR Mashramani Costume Band:

1. Congress Place, Sophia at 7:00 a.m.
2. Square of the Revolution at 7:00 a.m.

Both contingents will then converge at Camp and Church Streets for street tramp into the National Park for judging. Afterwards all roads lead to Congress Place, Sophia

The PNCR wishes all of our people a Happy Mashramani

People's National Congress Reform
Congress Place, Sophia,
Georgetown, Guyana
Tuesday, February 22, 2006