The month of March is significant in regards to the rich legacy of the late heroes of Guyana, Dr. Cheddi and Mrs. Janet Jagan. The year 2017 is particularly notable: not only will it mark Dr. Jagan’s 99th birthday and Mrs. Jagan’s 8th death anniversary, but, most significantly, it will be the 20th anniversary of Dr. Jagan’s passing.
A like-minded collection of individuals and groups, the Jagans Commemorative Committee (of Toronto, Canada), has been established to pay homage to the Jagans. It has moved to do so through a tribute luncheon, under the caption, “A luncheon marking 20 years with lessons from remarkable lives.”
The event is scheduled for April 2, 2017, at Elite Banquet Hall, 1850 Albion Road, Toronto, ON. Tickets cost $40.00, inclusive of a buffet lunch, a tribute programme, and historical displays.
The event’s programme will feature Hon. Samuel A.A. Hinds, former Prime Minister of Guyana and prime ministerial running mate with Dr. Jagan in 1992 and with Mrs. Jagan in 1997, as its keynote speaker. Former Prime Minister Hinds is well versed in the immense patriotism, courage and leadership that both Dr. and Mrs. Jagan embodied, and his address will no doubt feature rare insight into their larger than life personalities. Former Prime Minister Hinds’ remarks will be complemented by other appropriate contributions from a wide cross-section of groups and individuals. There will also be extensive historical displays for all patrons to enjoy, set up by the Cheddi Jagan Research Centre. Additionally, any funds raised from this event will go towards the Cheddi Jagan Research Centre, a body whose indefatigable work continues to keep the legacy of the Jagans burning bright.