PPP extends Phagwah greetings to all


The People’s Progressive Party (PPP) is extending warm greetings to the Hindu community on the occasion of Phagwah, which is being observed today, March 23, 2016.

Phagwah, also known as the Festival of Colours, The PPP said, provides that unique opportunity for people from all walks of life to reach out to each other through worship and exchange of water and powder.

It noted that this is an auspicious moment in the Hindu calendar, as it serves to highlight the universal lessons of the triumph of good over evil and justice over injustice.

“Phagwah is today a national festival which is embraced and celebrated not only by the Hindu community but by peoples from all across the ethnic and cultural spectrum of Guyana. This is testimony of our maturity as a people and our capacity to appreciate and tolerate religious and cultural diversity,” the party stated.

The PPP is calling on all Hindus to guard against those with hidden agendas who seek to divide the Hindu community out of selfish and partisan interests. “Such attempts which belonged to a bygone era must be rejected   since it has the potential to undermine the very fundamentals of Hinduism.”


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