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Saturday 23 June 2018
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Muslim promotes Phagwa

THE EDITOR: Last week Sunday I took my children to participate in Phagwa celebrations at the Reform Recreation Ground.

They had came home from school during the week with fliers stating that the councillor for that area was hosting phagwa celebrations for the second consecutive year. When I saw at the name “Hosein” I thought how can a Muslim be promoting a Hindu festival?

As it turns out, he did in fact host quite a sizable celebration and I was left somewhat amazed at the fact that we can live in such a wonderful country where we can join in each other’s religious beliefs without conflict.

It took someone of Islamic faith to promote and preserve a Hindu festival in a small, quiet village where the people seemed to be just waiting for opportunities like this to come together as a community.

TT is truly a blessed place and although there are many problems that we face, it’s the little things like this that give me hope.

KAREN DEONARINE, Gasparillo

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