Minister Norton celebrates ‘Culture Day’ with SJH

“We are a land of six vibrantly distinct cultures that must be preserved and cherished.” These were the sentiments shared by the Minister of Social Cohesion, Dr. George Norton, as he addressed students of St. Joseph’s High School during their ‘Culture Day’ observances last Friday.

The school’s Woolford Avenue compound came alive with a rich cultural programme hosted in celebration of Guyana’s 50th Republic Anniversary.

The school’s Jubilee ‘Culture Day’ production featured dancing, singing, skits and a few informative presentations that delved into the history of Mashramani as well as the origin of musical genres such Soca, Chutney and Calypso.

After a number of performances, Minister Norton who also holds responsibility for Culture, Youth and Sport, said that he was quite impressed by those who appeared on stage.

He encouraged the students to nurture their talents and continue adding value to Guyana’s rich cultural heritage.

“From what I see here today, I believe that the students of St. Joseph’s High School are poised for great things,” Dr. Norton posited.

As the performances wrapped up, Minister Norton was presented with a token of appreciation. Minister Norton expressed gratitude to the school’s administration for the art piece, as well the invitation extended to him to be part of the activity.

He also committed to assisting the school in their quest to be part of next year’s steelpan competitions.