Telecom Networks Malawi (TNM) has donated K1.8 million towards this year’s St. Patrick’s Day celebrations scheduled to take place on Saturday, March 19 at Sunbird Capital Lilongwe to the value of K1.8 million.
St. Patrick’s Day is a global celebration of the Irish Culture and it’s celebrated annually.
Presenting the sponsorship, TNM’s head of Lilongwe region, Danny Malisita said TNM, as a truly Malawian network, values cultural preservation hence its contribution towards the St. Patrick’s Day.
“As a patriotic Malawian brand we are always committed to support cultural per s ever a t ion hence our contribution to this important event,” said Malisita.
Receiving the donation member of the Irish Society in Malawi Lucy Hayes hailed TNM for the sponsorship saying it will go a long way in ensuring the success of this year’s celebration.
“On behalf of the organising committee, I would like to commend TNM for this huge sponsorship it will really help us to make the event memorable,” said Hayes.
She said St. Patrick’s Day began as a religious feast day but has now become an international festival celebrating Irish culture with parades, dancing, special foods and a whole lot of green.
“This is a very special night of traditional Irish music and dancing. The event is an opportunity to bring people from Malawi, Ireland and other nationalities together. We have brought a traditional Irish band, Flat Out to spice the event.”
Proceeds from the event will be donated to a charity, Organisation for Career Guidance. The day falls on March 17, but the major celebration in Malawi will be hosted on Saturday. The event is celebrated in cities and towns across the globe with the St Patrick’s Day symbol of the shamrock.