Recommit to motto of ‘One People, One Nation, One Destiny’ – ERC in Eid-ul-Adha message
See full statement below.
The Ethnic Relations Commission, (ERC), reaffirms its embrace of another observance in our multi-religious society. As our Muslim brothers and sisters observe the sacred occasion of Eid-ul-Adha, enshrined as a national holiday in Guyana, the ERC takes this opportunity to extend warmest greetings to them and to other Guyanese across our nation and those based overseas. We embrace all Guyanese with the salutation “Eid Mubarak”.
The message of Eid-ul-Adha has a positive impact for all humanity as it underscores the qualities of humility, obedience to God and of the selfless sacrifice of Prophet Ibrahim. These are pertinent traits in the quest for the realization of peace, brotherhood and togetherness.
The ERC, therefore, urges all to reflect on the significance of this occasion and to work towards heeding its universal message which is most beneficial to the advancement of all humanity.
To achieve a particular goal, it would take commitment, hard work and sacrifice. As we work together as a nation to achieve the goal of national harmony and good relations, it will necessitate all to recommit to this effort for the good of our nation so that our motto of “One People, One Nation, One Destiny” can be truly observed.
The commitment to the cause, as exemplified by Prophet Ibrahim, signified through the observance of Eid-ul-Adha, remains a beacon of inspiration, to guide and motivate each and every one of us in this crucial endeavour of building and promoting national harmony. The lesson of sacrifice and toil as exemplified above is one which must inspire us all as Guyanese.
Eid Mubarak from the ERC.