“Keep smiling”- Cricketer Green tells students on Hero anniversary
By Avenash Ramzan
That was the simple message of Guyana Amazon Warriors all-rounder, Chris Green, to students of the Shaheed Boys and Girls Orphanage in Kitty on Friday.
The Australian and his Warriors teammate, Guyanese batsman Shimron Hetmyer, were special guests of the Alexander Street establishment, a visit that was facilitated by Hero through its local affiliate Rose Ramdehol Auto Sales.
Hero MotoCorp is the world’s largest manufacturer of two-wheelers, and is based in India.
The company is celebrating its first year of business in Guyana and thought it fit to have the cricketers, who are part of the ongoing Caribbean Premier League, of which it is the title sponsor, share their time and experiences with the children.
“The best piece of advice that I can give is just keep enjoying every day and keep smiling,” Green told the 28 students present.
“Have a lot of fun with your friends. We obviously are in a privileged position in which we’re doing what we love in playing cricket and playing at the highest level and competing against some of the best in the world.”
He added, “The challenges we face and come up against are tough and daunting at times, but the realization is that we’re with our friends, we’re having funs, so the best piece of advice I can give is keep smiling. Even though times may be tough, keep enjoying the small moments on a day-to-day basis.”
Green lauded Hero for giving back to the community through initiatives like the one on Friday. The students were presented with school supplies for the new term and cricket equipment by the company’s representative, Joshua Ramdehol.
“The work that Hero has done in this past year in giving back to the local community in particular is really special, and it’s great to see, as an international visitor, the commitment being shown to those in need of it,” Green said.
Ramdehol shared, “Being a part of private sector it is our social responsibility to ensure that everyone has an equal opportunity and fair option to education and social services. It is our responsibility to give back; we urge the private sector as well to continue the good work.”
“We’d also like to, on behalf of Rose Ramdehol and Hero, mention that youth development is important, and we’d like to urge the government to continue the work they’re doing towards youth development.”
CEO/Treasurer of the Shaheed Boys and Girls Orphanage, Raheema Rahaman, and Secretary Khalifa Rahaman both expressed deep appreciation for the initiative by Hero, and expressed immense gratitude to the cricketers for being a great source of inspiration to the students.