By Zaya Williams
This year’s highly anticipated annual Youth Rally, a central feature of the country’s Independence celebration, is all set to unveil an exciting new perspective.
According to Kareem Charles, Deputy Chair of the National Youth Rally Committee, the focus will be on celebrating young athletes.
Charles, in his capacity as Deputy Chair, explained, “What we will be doing is that we have young persons who would have excelled in the sporting arena in the country, they are the ones who will be receiving the eyes right from their fellow peers. What we are trying to do is push our young persons into the spotlight to let them know it’s not just about what you do in school and learning; sports play a significant role out there.”
In addition to highlighting the achievements of young athletes, the event will also promote a “no violence” theme in response to the recent upsurge in youth violence and crime.
The Youth Rally is slated for October 27 at the Sir Vivian Richards Cricket Stadium, commencing at 8:30 a.m. and extending into the afternoon.
Charles underscores the significance of parents ensuring that their children have a substantial meal before attending the event, even though light snacks will be provided.
To combat the effects of the prevailing heat, additional water stations have been set up.
Antigua and Barbuda will soon celebrate its 42nd anniversary of independence on November 1, under the theme “Embracing the Legacy, Shaping the Future.”
An array of diverse activities have been organized to engage citizens and visitors from October 23 to November 01, 2023.