President David Granger, on Tuesday, was paid a visit by a group of primary school students from Paruima Village in Upper Mazaruni, Region Seven. The students and their teachers, who were on an educational tour in the City, were accompanied to State House by Minister of Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs, Mr. Sydney Allicock.
The Ministry of Education, Department of Culture Youth and Sport today, hosted its annual observance of Phagwah or Holi.
Phagwah which is ushered in with the burning of Holika, is observed as a national holiday in Guyana and is the Hindu celebration of the spring festival and the dawning of the New Year. The festival was brought to British Guiana by Hindus who arrived as indentured labourers to work on sugar plantations in the early 1840s.
The government has agreed to include relevant information on the Guyana-Venezuela border controversy into the public schools’ curriculum.
Yesterday, at a post-Cabinet press briefing, Minister of State, Joseph Harmon, said the decision was made at the Ministerial Conference which was held on Tuesday at State House.