Month of activities planned for Burnham’s 25th death anniversary

The PNCR will host a range of activities throughout August in observance of the 25th death anniversary of the party’s Founder Leader Linden Forbes Sampson Burnham.

Burnham, Guyana’s first Executive President, died on August 6, 1985.

The party yesterday said at its press conference that its Central Executive Committee decided that this year’s observances will spread over the entire month of August and would be countrywide in scope.

“As we meet today [yesterday] plans are well advanced for the hosting of these celebrations,” General Secretary Oscar Clarke said.

He added that these include the floral tribute ceremonies at the mausoleum in the Botanical Gardens on August 6 at 7 am and in the afternoon at the headquarters of the National Congress of Women at 44 Public Road and Stanley Place Kitty at 4.30 pm.

Other countrywide activities include religious services, symposia, concerts, debating competitions, community enhancement projects and exhibitions depicting the life and legacy of LFS Burnham as well as a variety of sports activities countrywide culminating with a cavalcade of sports at the McKenzie Sports Club Ground Linden in Region Ten.

A detailed programme of all the activities planned will be released to the media shortly, Clarke said.

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