Stacy: Teach youths about culture
Sue-Ann Wayow email@example.com
THE teachings of Divali are not only for members of the Hindu community but for everyone, Minister in the Ministry of Works and Infrastructure Stacy Roopnarine has said.
Roopnarine said the Divali celebration “goes beyond religious concerns and lies in its observance of the universal values that have united societies for centuries-peace, love and goodness.”
Roopnarine was delivering the feature address at the Divali Nagar on Monday.
This year’s theme for the Nagar is “Shree Krishna, Purna (Perfect) Avataar.”
Roopnarine encouraged the teaching of cultures especially to the younger generations.
She said: “ As a society, let us continue to teach our children about their culture. Today, I say that youth represents the future of any nation, their care and grooming and the investment we make today in them is the reward we reap later on, so I ask that you continue to teach your children about their religion. “
Youth and children can learn much from the life of Lord Krishna as it is depicted in the Bhagavad Gita, one of the Hindus holy books she said.
Roopnarine also congratulated the National Council of Indian Culture (NCIC) for 47 years of service to the Hindu community.