President Ali helps to spread Christmas joy to children in Mahaica
President Irfaan Ali attended a Christmas toy distribution exercise hosted by businessman Chris Persaud and his family at their Mahaica residence on Saturday.
Mr Persaud is the Managing Director of Umami Incorporated, a locally owned manufacturing company.
Close to 100 children from the community were invited to participate in the festive occasion, which was complete with a miniature Santa village.
In his remarks, President Ali lauded the businessman for his acumen, his contributions to the manufacturing and agriculture sectors as well as his gesture of giving back to the community.
“I’m very pleased today to be associated with this function…I am very pleased to see Chis giving back to the community.”
The President also addressed members of the community and assured them that his Government remains focused on developing the country’s agriculture sector.
“We are ready and willing to support you so that you can continue to support the community at large.”
He said too that the event serves as a good example to the children in the community of the merits of giving back.
Scores of elderly persons from the community were also invited by the President to receive Christmas hampers.
“You are a great asset and I am very pleased to be here to share with you and to assure you that we will continue to work hard to make your lives better by providing better services like healthcare.”
On his own behalf, President Ali presented the senior citizens with the Christmas packages.
He then joined the family to distribute the toys to the boys and girls gathered there.
In his remarks Mr Persaud explained that the activity was his way of giving back to the community and spreading cheer.”