Khan donates $20,000 to Aranguez Phagwa celebrations

Member of Parliament for San Juan/Barataria, Dr Fuad Khan, has contributed $20,000 to Phagwa celebrations in Aranguez.

Dr Khan said he gave the donation because of cuts in government funding.

He issued the following statement on Thursday.

"For over 50 years, the National Phagwa Council held their Phagwa celebrations at the Aranguez Savannah.

Although it is celebrated across the country, the Aranguez Savannah was seen as a major focal point for the annual festivities.

Last year, the Council was unable to host the celebrations because of cuts from government funding.

I couldn’t stand by and allow this to happen again so I did my small part by contributing $20,000 to the National Phagwa Council.

These celebrations are too important to this community and the nation for it to languish.

Time to step up is NOW!"

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