First Lady distributes kites to over 1,000 children in Region Five


First Lady Arya Ali on Tuesday visited several communities in Region Five (Mahaica – Berbice) where she distributed more than 1000 kites to children of all ages.

The First Lady was joined by Member of Parliament (MP) Faizal Jaffarally, Regional Chairman Vickchand Ramphal, Vice Chairman Rion Peters, Regional Executive Officer Geneveiev Blackman, and other regional councilors.

The kite distribution exercise was in keeping with the government’s annual Easter tradition, a press release from the First Lady’s office on Wednesday noted.

She visited the communities of Bath Settlement and Woodley Park where she met with and interacted with the children before distributing the kites.

First Lady Arya Ali assisting a child to ‘let-up’ her kite

She used the opportunity to explain the significance of the season to the children and reminded them to fly their kites in open spaces only as she joined a group of children who immediately sought to ‘let-up’ their kites.

“This is nostalgic because I remember how excited I felt as a child when it was Easter time. I wasn’t too keen on ‘letting-up’ kites, but I always delighted in flying it. It felt like an accomplishment when you had your kite soaring,” she was quoted as saying in the press release.

Children from several other communities in the region were presented with their kites from the regional officials, while a quantity of stationery was also donated by the Office of the First Lady for distribution and a quantity of the kites were donated by Subrina Mohan.

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