Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley wants the people of T&T to set aside their differences and unite as one.
He also called for a greater sense of oneness as he briefly addressed the audience at the Queen’s Park Savannah yesterday during the interfaith service titled Songs of Devotion, which marked the nation’s 42nd anniversary as a Republic.
The Prime Minister urged the congregation to dismiss past notions saying: “Whatever you might have been thinking years ago, if you had doubt that there would have been a day like this, today, this day is here.”
Reaffirming his commitment to T&T and its people, the Prime Minister added, “If you ever had any doubts this morning about our future,” the voices of those delivering worship, “should convince us that we are one strong, beautiful little nation.”
He went on, “If at the personal level we thought we might have lost our way, somewhere today in the Qaseeda, somewhere in that Bhajan, somewhere today in that spiritual, I hope like me, you have found your confidence to know that T&T is a nation under God.”
As the audience applauded, Rowley acknowledged the efforts of those responsible for putting together yesterday’s programme as he said it had lifted everyone’s spirits.
Rowley said, “Nobody promised us a perfect day every day but there are promises that we can’t deny as wherever we worship, even when we weep, we know that joy cometh in the morning.”