PNCR SALUTES THE CONTRIBUTION OF GUYANESE OF EAST INDIANS DESCENT ON THE 173RD ANNIVERSARY OF EAST INDIAN ARRIVAL DAY- Wednesday 4th May 2011



On the occasion of the 173 rd Anniversary of the arrival of East Indians to Guyana, the PNCR salutes all Guyanese of East Indian descent both at home and abroad who are observing this date in our nation’s historical calendar.



The Party recognises the contribution which our East Indian brothers and sisters have made to the development of our country and the shaping of the cultural tapestry of our nation.



When the PNCR in the 1980’s inaugurated the concept of celebrating the arrival of the respective ethnic groups of the nation, the intention was to deepen an understanding of the culture of these groups and thereby create and promote greater understanding and racial harmony as tools for nation building.



The PNCR is, therefore, happy to be identified with all groups in society who seek to celebrate the positive achievements of our ancestors, whose courage, personal sacrifices and commitment have helped to create a unique tapestry of people called Guyanese.



As we reflect on this historical milestone it is the wish of the PNCR that the occasion would be used to indulge ourselves in activities designed at forging and moulding a destiny of racial and cultural cohesion so necessary for building an economically, strong and vibrant nation.



On this occasion of the 173rd Anniversary of the Arrival of East Indians to Guyana, the PNCR joins in wishing all Guyanese citizens of East Indian descent a Happy Arrival Day.



People’s National Congress Reform

Congress Place, Sophia

Georgetown, Guyana

Wednesday 4th May 2011