– Minister Harmon during Region Three kite distribution exerciseMinister of State, Joseph Harmon, this morning distributed kites to children from across Region Three, Essequibo Islands/West Demerara, and encouraged them to participate fully in the celebration of Easter.Distribution was done at Wales Primary School, West Demerara Secondary School, and the Den Amstel Community Centre. This was part of the administration’s annual exercise, which allows the President and Ministers of Government to meet and interact with children across the country, and encourage participation in the annual tradition of kite flying in Guyana.“Easter is an important time in the life of Christians, and it has now become a celebration for all Guyana, irrespective of…religion. As you raise your kites, remember [the flag], remember Guyana. Remember that Guyana is a place for all of us. We’re one country, one Guyana. So remember that this is a time of togetherness; it is a time of cohesion… it’s about oneness,” the State Minister said.Minister Harmon also said the flags raised high in the air are symbolic of the rising hope in the hearts of all Guyanese.“The holiday of Easter represents the rising of hope for Guyana and the rising of hope for all of the children of Guyana… So, today, as I distribute these kites, it is really a symbol of what we all hope for in Guyana; that is: a rising of all our hopes and expectations, and the delivery of a good life for all of us as we live together in peace and harmony in this country,” he said.Teacher at the Wales Primary School, Ms. Nichola Gould, was inspired by the minister’s words. “It’s a great initiative, because, as he said, Guyana is on the rise, especially where children are concerned; because… the youth [will be] the leaders,” she said.The State Minister was accompanied by his mother, Ms. Susan Clement, and his daughter, Ms. Daniele Harmon-Klien.