Candlelight vigil held at Leonora to mourn country’s significant loss

Dear Editor,
As an entire nation mourns for the Mahdia tragedy, President, Dr. Irfaan Ali led a candlelight vigil in Georgetown to pay homage to the young ones who lost their lives tragically.
Similar exercises were conducted in other parts of the country, and Region Three was no different.

The D1 Division Community Policing was not to be left out and they organised a similar event in the President’s village, Leonora.

Hundreds turned out to join Region Three police, the members from various CPGs, officers from the RDC, NDCs and CDCs, and other invited guests.
A number of speakers, including the RDC Vice Chairman, Omesh Satyadeo; Chris Ganesh, Chairman for the D1 Division; community activist, Jai Lall and others, addressed the large crowd and expressed their love, sympathies and condolences to the members of the bereaved families and those who also survived.

Well known national Indian singer, Gautam Persaud rendered a soul searching Mohamed Rafi song in a tribute.
Present was Ms. Edwards, a relative of one of the victims. She expressed her thanks for all of the President’s initiatives for providing help and assistance at this moment of need and for all his comforting reassurances.
She also thanked the organisers for arranging the vigil. It was a touching moment as many openly shed tears as they lit their candles.
Yours respectfully,
Jai Lall.

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