Embassy of Grenada in People's Republic of China

2017 Christmas Party for Grenadian students


2017 Christmas Party for Grenadian students
 
On December 22nd, 2017, the Embassy of Grenada in Beijing held a Christmas Party for Grenadian nationals and students that reside in China. And on the party, H.E.Mr Denis Antoine expressed as follows:

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"My fellow Grenadians and friends, I extend warm Christmas greetings from the Embassy of Grenada in China; to all our distinguished students, Grenadian nationals studying and residing and friends of Grenada, throughout the People’s Republic of China.

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Christmas is the time when we as a people become very expressive in our faith as we celebrate the birth of our Lord and Savior. Christmas time in our tradition and culture is marked with greetings of best wishes and pleasantries.  It’s a period when we reach out to each other, and open our homes and hearts to our families, friends and neighbors.

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Christmas is a celebration of joy and expectations marked by displays of glitter and warmth, conveyed in the habits of giving and extending our selves. In this joyful time we also remember that there are many whose fate has brought challenges of illness, tragedies and grief. Christmas is also a time when many set out to travel to where they call home. It is therefore fitting that as we celebrate many miles away from homeland, that we pause to remember those who can’t go home or join friends because they are confined.

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On this occasion I ask you to remember your dear sister, and classmate Cassandra, who has fallen ill, and unable to rejoice in the spirit of Christmas. Let us also remember her sister Atasha, who comforts her, her family who painfully wish that she was home.  Let us join in extending our gratitude to all the teachers and students of her university, all the officials of the cooperating departments, and Ministries of the government of China; and especially her doctors and everyone who reaches out to offer support to Cassandra in this critical moment. 

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Again I wish to thank Michael and Toyota seeing value of investing in the future talents of the global village, in keeping with sentiments of the new era in China. I am rather pleased that this venue has been made available surrounded by friends of Grenada, I only have four small words that embraces it all. Thank you very much.  Merry Christmas and best wishes to all for a most prosperous New Year."

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