Tuesday, August 30 2011 @ 03:04 PM AST
Contributed by: NicolaJoseph
The following is the address (verbatim) delivered by the Honourable Nizam Baksh, Minister of Community Development at the formal opening of the Prime Minister's Best Village Trophy Competition's Independence Folk Festival at NAPA on Saturday August 27, 2011. The 20 La Reine Rive finalists performed in the categories of Talent and Self-Expression, while finalists from the various districts performed National/Patriotic Songs and Dances.
All protocols observed.
Welcome to Best Village at NAPA this morning.
Thank you all for joining us for the official launch of the first ever Independence Folk Festival, featuring the annual La Reine Rive competition, Folk Music, Folk Literature, Folk Dance, Drumology & Tassa, and the Food and Folk Fair.
I am sure everyone here will join me in thanking the staff of the Prime Minister’s Best Village Trophy Competition for arranging what promises to be another spectacular performance of the greatest show in T&T.