Focus on culture for Commonwealth Day celebrations 2012

first_img Sharing is caring! Tweet 21 Views   no discussions Share Roseau, Dominica – March 8th, 2012…Various schools will on Monday participate in a showcase of cultures to celebrate Commonwealth Day 2012 under the theme “Connecting Cultures”.Photo credit: thecommonwealth.orgCommonwealth Day is observed every year on the second Monday in March by 54 countries in celebration of the links shared as members of one diverse and dynamic global family.According to the Commonwealth Secretariat, this year’s theme presents an opportunity to celebrate the rich cultural diversity of the Commonwealth and “what this enrichment means to us as individuals.”Dominica will mark the occasion with an ecumenical service from 9:00 a.m. at the Arawak House of Culture. His Excellency the President Dr. Nicholas J.O Liverpool will deliver the Commonwealth Day message from Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. The Hon. Speaker of the House of Assembly Mrs. Alix Boyd Knights, the Hon. Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit, the Hon. Minister for Education and Human Resource Development Petter Saint Jean and other government ministers will also participate.Following the service, representatives of various schools will display the national costumes of the Commonwealth nations and make presentations in dance, music and drama.As part of Commonwealth Day celebrations a youth parliament featuring representatives of all secondary schools and the Dominica State College will debate on a motion to allocate more resources for cultural activities.The student parliamentarians will argue that investment in culture will ‘further the development and economic advancement of the people of Dominica.’ By: Dionne DurandPublic Relations Specialist, Ministry of Education and Human Resource Developmentcenter_img LocalNews Focus on culture for Commonwealth Day celebrations 2012 by: – March 8, 2012 Share Sharelast_img

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