Children highlight significant issues of century

Guyana Chronicle
January 1, 2000

BEAUTIFULLY-costumed children representing Guyana's six races effectively highlighted issues of significance to this country between 1900 and 2000 yesterday when they took to the streets in a parade organised by the National Commission on the Rights of the Child.

They paraded through the streets of Georgetown in well-decorated carts. Musical accompaniment was provided by the Guyana Defence Force band.

Each of the 10 carts represented a different decade which included Carifesta '72; Guyana's attainment of Independence in 1966; and other significant observances.

The parade which commenced in front of the St. Stanislaus College, ended at the National Park where seven trees were planted at the construction site of a Children's' Monument which will be completed this month.

Minister of Human Services and Social Security, Ms. Indra Chandarpal, said the parade was a novel idea which turned out to be successful and expressed thanks to all the organisers.

Last year was designated by the Commission to promote the Rights of the Child.

Next year, the Commission will commence the data information aspect of its programme.

"We will becoming more productive," Minister Chandarpal asserted. (Stacey Davidson)

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