Friday, August 05 2011 @ 02:11 PM AST
Contributed by: NicolaJoseph
The following is the address (verbatim) delivered by the Honourable Nizam Baksh, Minister of Community Development at its Emancipation celebrations held at the National Academy for the Performing Arts on Friday July 29, 2011.
All protocols observed.
Today, I am happy to be here to share the pride and joy that pervade our African brothers and sisters on the occasion of Emancipation.
As we celebrate and commemorate, at a national level, the 26th anniversary of granting of the Emancipation holiday as proclaimed by the Government of Trinidad and Tobago, we must take note of the struggle of all men and women which resulted in the just and equitable society in which we live today.
In so doing, I want to also extend Happy Emancipation greetings to all of you and to the national community as well. Furthermore. I wish to commend the Ministry’s Events Committee for organizing this and all the other events which allow us to recognize and celebrate our diversity as a Ministry and by extension, as a nation.