Georgetown, GINA, Press Release
In what has become customary, President Donald Ramotar, First Lady Deolatchmee Ramotar and other family members hosted a Phagwah Samelan on Thursday evening at State House to usher in the season of Holi (Phagwah).
Guests that included Government officials such as Prime Minister Samuel Hinds, and members of the Diplomatic Corps were entertained by chowtal singing, in which the president and the prime minister joined in and lively performances from the Nachgana Academy of Dance and the Jewan Ka Nritya dance group.
President Donald Ramotar and Prime Minister Samuel Hinds taking part in the chowtal singing at the Chowtal Samelan hosted by the President and First Lady Deolatchmee Ramotar at State House to usher in the season of Holi (Phagwah)
Explaining the importance of the Spring festival, that signifies the triumph of good over evil, President Ramotar said it’s a national festival, noting that Guyana is truly “ a country that is rich in tradition, and a country in which we are trying to integrate all the cultures of the different strands that are existing in our society, so that we can emerge with one strong Guyanese culture.”
Hindus will celebrate the festival on March 6.