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Winner, other participants of Annual Heritage Month Theme Competition Awarded

The closing ceremony for a recent batch of ICT graduates also saw the winner and other participants of the Annual Theme Competition honored.

Minister of Amerindian Affairs, Hon. Pauline Sukhai presented Mr. Orlan Thomas, with a cash prize after his theme, won the competition.

Thus, This year’s theme for Amerindian Heritage Month is “Maintaining our Traditional Integrity, Celebrating our Cultural Identity.”

Winner of the Theme Competition, orlan Thomas receiving his prize from Hon. Minister Pauline Sukhai, Minister of Amerindian Affairs
Winner of the Theme Competition, Orlan Thomas receiving his prize from Hon. Minister Pauline Sukhai, Minister of Amerindian Affairs.

According to him, the theme explains the rich cultural traditions of our first peoples being celebrated in this constantly evolving world.

Additionally, The 19-year-old is a Biology student at the University of Guyana and hails from Yakarinta village, North Rupununi, Region Nine.

Participant, Ron Sutherland being presented with his consolation prize by Hon. Minister of Local Government and Regional Development, Nigel Dharamlall
Participant, Ron Sutherland being presented with his consolation prize by Hon. Minister of Local Government and Regional Development, Nigel Dharamlall

Meanwhile, The competition received a good response of 21 submissions.

On the other hand, Minister Sukhai and other Ministry leaders chose this year’s theme after a long selection process.

Participant, Ryan Bacchus being presented with his consolation prize by Hon. Minister of Local Government and Regional Development, Nigel Dharamlall
Participant, Ryan Bacchus being presented with his consolation prize by Hon. Minister of Local Government and Regional Development, Nigel Dharamlall

Moreover, the other participants also received a small prize for their participation in the competition.

Participant, Gyarth Taylor being presented with his consolation prize by Hon. Minister of Public Service Sonia Parag
Participant, Gyarth Taylor being presented with his consolation prize by Hon. Minister of Public Service Sonia Parag

Four participants based in Georgetown namely; Ryan Bacchus, Sussana Augustin, Gyarth Taylor, and Ron Sutherland also received their awards at the closing ceremony.

A participant, Sussana Augustin being presented with her consolation prize by Hon. Minister of Public Service, Sonia Parag
A participant, Sussana Augustin being presented with her consolation prize by Hon. Minister of Public Service, Sonia Parag

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