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Kamla urges citizens not to sit back

Thursday, October 19, 2017
Opposition Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar

Opposition Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar has urged citizens not to sit back and be a spectator to our plight, saying a willingness to take action is fundamental to change and eventual success.

“If we do nothing we will continue to be willing victims of evil men and women. At this time, our nation requires us to take action and to be inspired by the story of the emergence of Mother Lakshmi, which highlights that with cooperation and unity we will succeed,” Persad-Bissessar said in a Divali message on Tuesday evening ahead of yesterday’s celebration of the religious festival.

Stating that Divali is an annual reminder that evil can and will be defeated, Persad-Bissessar said a lot of effort was required for this to be achieved.

“The festival of Divali is also a significant spiritual event in which the symbolism must be understood. At the level of the individual, the mind must be churned and evil must be expelled. At the level of our nation, the national mind must also be churned and evil must also be expelled. I ask you to keep faith and hope that better days will come. “

In going forward, Persad-Bissessar said let the flame of the deya be a reminder that light will ultimately triumph over darkness, good over evil, knowledge over ignorance, and hope over despair.