Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Golden Arrowhead hoisted to mark 40th Republic Anniversary

Guyana’s 40th anniversary as a Cooperative Republic was marked as the Golden Arrowhead was hoisted yesterday morning in the forecourt of at Parliament Buildings on Brickdam in the city.

President Bharrat Jagdeo took the salute prior to the hoisting of the flag, and was invited to inspect the Guard of Honour.

The Golden Arrowhead was hoisted as the traditional 21-gun salute was sounded.

The Head of State’s arrival at the exercise was preceded by that of Prime Minister Samuel Hinds.

Prayers were offered by representatives of the three main religions in Guyana-- Hindu, Muslim and Christian, and the national pledge was recited, followed by the singing of the song of the Republic and the National Anthem.

Among those present were Government officials, members of the Diplomatic Corps, the disciplined services, and civil society as well

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