“Re-discover your values” Rev. Massiah tells police officers
- Drum Head Service begins 179th anniversary celebrations of Guyana Police Force
DPI, Guyana, Sunday, July 01, 2018
The Guyana Police Force this morning held a Drum Head Service to kick off its 179th anniversary celebration, at the Tactical Services Unit drill square, police headquarters at Eve Leary.
Amidst rain showers, the Drumhead Service featured songs, scriptures reading, prayers and thanksgiving along with the piling of drums and laying of flags is the first event among many others throughout the month of July.
Attending the service was Minister of Public Security Khemraj Ramjattan; Chief of Staff of the Guyana Defence Force, Brigadier Patrick West, Commissioner of Police (ag) David Ramnarine, Chief Fire Officer Marlon Gentle, Director of Prisons (ag) Gladwin Samuels, several Officers and Ranks of the Joint Services, members of the Diplomatic Corps and other invitees.
GPF chaplain, Rev. Patrick Doolichand opened the service with a prayer and was followed by the piling of the drums and laying of the flags which was done by an all-female unit.
Delivering the feature address Rev. Murtland Raphael Massiah, commended the force for the good work they have done for the citizens of Guyana in the past 179 years. He encouraged the officers to rediscover and uphold the values they were raised on
“You must re-discover your set of values, you must cherish those values and you must protect those values and make those values clear and don’t shift from it, by embracing those values, you will survive [another]179 years.”
The Drum Service concluded with a benediction by Rev. Massiah, singing of the national anthem and the unpiling of drums.
By: Gabreila Patram
Images: Anil Seelall