PRESS RELEASE PHAGWAH MESSAGE People’s National Congress Reform Congress Place, Sophia Georgetown, Guyana. Wednesday, March 19, 2008



As the Party which was instrumental in making the celebration of religious holidays a reality, the PNCR takes great pleasure in joining the Hindu community in Guyana and the rest of the world in celebrating the Festival of Phagwah. The significance of this festival resides in the fact that it has both a religious as well as a secular application. In its religious context it represents the triumph of good over evil, whereas in its secular connotation it depicts a joyous and colourful celebration of our one humanity.

While the PNCR cannot in all good conscience say that there is irreversible evil in our land, the Party must point out that developments over the last decade would give any right thinking Guyanese good reason to pause and ask the question: in what direction is the nation headed? For we have seen over this period a number of negative developments, such as bad administration, intolerance, poor economic management, violence, the scourge of drugs and the lamentable state of our youth and the elderly.

The Party, however, believes that the myriad problems, political, social and economic in nature can be overcome if the entire nation is united in purpose and guided by a vision that there is yet time to rebuild our country, heal the nation, and put it on an irreversible course to measurable development and tangible social and economic progress.

Mindful of the prospect of such a bright future the PNCR urges all Guyanese to join in the colourful and joyous celebration that the spring festival of Phagwah represents in its secular context.

People’s National Congress Reform
Congress Place, Sophia
Georgetown, Guyana.
Wednesday, March 19, 2008