NGC Sanfest Command Performance Day 2
November 8, 2017
I bring warmest greetings on behalf of The National Gas Company of Trinidad and Tobago Limited (NGC), proud title sponsors of this magnificent extravaganza of the Arts for yet another year.
Writer and Nobel Laureate Elie Wiesel commented that without memory, there is no culture. Because of their origins in our past, many aspects of our culture and traditions can come to be viewed as outdated or obsolete, no longer relevant. If we are not watchful, our cultural inheritance could be lost to oblivion. We need to understand that culture is not an ancestral creation to be kept in a glass box and handled with care. Unlike artefacts and relics, in order to be preserved culture must be aired, it must be engaged. The more we remember and share and handle our culture, the stronger it will become.