Couva North Celebrates Maha Shivratri
MAHA Shivratri celebrations were observed by Hindus across Trinidad & Tobago on Saturday as they made offerings to Lord Shiva.
Couva North was no exception as all temples in the constituency observed this holy occasion.
MP Ramona Ramdial conducted her 3rd annual ‘tirathyatra’ or pilgrimage on the night of Maha Shivratri to Hindu temples in her constituency this year.
Ramdial stated that she was“glad for the opportunity to visit the temples again and constituents were glad to have us”.
She spoke to the devotees about currents social issues such as crime and youth.
“Temples and religious leaders have a role to play in fighting crime by attracting youth back to religion through youth oriented activities and programs”, said the MP.
“Also parents have a responsibility to ensure youths go back to their temples to learn good morals and values”, she added.
Ramdial also spoke of future infrastructural development in the area as, “Central and South were neglected for urban development in Port of Spain through an inequitable distribution of resources.
The People’s Partnership Government has identified the need for improvements and has therefore channeled resources to Central, East and South to meet and be on par with Port of Spain. A major milestone with respect to this will be seen when Chaguanas is moved from borough to city status.”
Ramdial visited 8 temples in Couva North, wished them Shubh Maha Shivratri then retired to her home to make personal offerings to Lord Shiva.