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Santa Kamla brings Christmas cheer to boys and girls
Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar assumed the role of Santa Claus, bringing Christmas cheer and goodies to thousands of boys and girls.
The occasion was the first of six cycles of the Prime Minister Christmas Toy Drive, which started at Skinner Park, San Fernando last Saturday.
It continued in Arima on Sunday; in Mayaro on Tuesday; Dwight Yorke Stadium, Tobago yesterday; Ato Boldon Stadium, Couva, on Saturday; and ends on Sunday, at the Hasley Crawford Stadium in Port-of-Spain.
At Skinner Park, children, from babies and toddlers up to age 12, also took the opportunity to greet, hug and pose for pictures with the Prime Minister, who donned a red dress complete with a Santa Claus hat to authenticate the legend of the jolly benefactor.
Assisting in the gift-giving exercise were San Fernando Mayor Marlene Coudray, Oropouche West MP Stacy Roopnarine, San Fernando West MP Carolyn Seepersad-Bachan, plus a host of other Cabinet Ministers like John Sandy, Devant Maharaj and Vasant Bharath.
Live entertainers, a DJ and people dressed like Disney characters, including Mickey Mouse, kept the recipients entertained while they waited in the long lines.
“It’s a wonderful day, a wonderful season to be giving,” Santa Kamla told members of the media.
“Giving to children always brings blessings back to all of us, as a government as a nation. There is nothing better we can do, than to treat children,” she offered.
Persad-Bissessar assured this magnanimous gesture that she started last year, will continue for as long as she is Prime Minister.
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