Bridge Company donates trousers to Blairmont Masjid cricket team
Kaieteur News article.
Georgetown, Guyana - The Berbice Bridge Company Inc. (BBCI) donated fifteen trousers recently to the members of the Blairmont Sunatul Masjid Cricket Team on the West Bank of Berbice.
This is part of the company’s Youth Movement Activity. According to Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the company, Mr. Omadatt Samaroo, the BBCI received a letter dated June 03, 2013 from the Masjid requesting a donation and the company responded.
“After verifying the information submitted and further communications between BBCI and the Blairmont Sunatul Masjid, the Company then decided to come on board and as agreed donated fifteen (15) trousers”, he said.
The Company, he added, was privileged to have the opportunity to make a donation towards the Blairmont Sunatul Masjid.
“The company decided to come on board mainly due to the fact that the Masjid has started a Youth Movement programme dedicated to have youths off the streets and inculcate religion in their everyday activities. The Cricket Team, which is a part of the Youth Movement, will create a pastime for youths thereby keeping them away from drugs, crime and other illicit activities.”
Samaroo stated, too, that the Berbice Bridge Company Inc. (BBCI) not only plays the role of collecting tolls and facilitating vehicles crossing the Berbice River Bridge and vessels transiting through the Retractor opening and under the High Span but also, discharges its corporate responsibilities and more importantly, played an integral part in the development of education, sports, supported national events and made donations to charitable and non–charitable organizations in close proximity of the Bridge or in Region 5 and 6. The Company had also sponsored events in other counties and as far as the hinterland.
“In the past the Company has sponsored many events that benefited the communities both on the eastern and western sides of the Berbice River Bridge. Now, for the year 2013 the Company has so far received 63 Public Relation requests and managed to approve 56 of these requests comprising of sponsorships of Mashramani 2013 Events, sponsorship of horse racing events, donations of trophies to various Non – profit and Educational Institutions, facilitated tours of various schools and waivered toll charges for tour buses, sponsored cricket tournaments, made donations towards Region’s 5 Cricket tournament and religious organizations together with others too numerous to mention.”