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UB and NICH team up for National Symbols lecture series

By Benjamin Flowers, Staff Reporter

The University of Belize (UB)), in collaboration with the Museum of Belize, under the National Institute of Culture and History (NICH), is holding a lecture series this week, focusing on the national symbols of Belize.

Both lectures are scheduled for Wednesday March 29. The first lecture segment will take place at the Bliss Centre for the Performing Arts, Belize City, at 10a.m., while the second will be hosted at the University of Belize Jaguar Auditorium, Belmopan City.

The first two lectures will focus on the Lecture on The Coat of Arms and National Flag of Belize, and be facilitated by Director of Institute for Social and Cultural Research, Nigel Encalada. The lectures are a re-launching of an earlier series which is geared towards educating the public on the national symbols and their significance.

“National symbols are easily recognized entities that are used as ameans to communicate the history and culture of a nation. These symbols can be used to instill pride and unity among a nation’s people,” NICH said this week.

The Institute added that the flag lecture will provide information on the importance of the timber extraction industry and the significance of it being represented in the Coat of Arms, as well as the how the design of the flag speaks to the national independence movement in Belize.

The event will also feature demonstrations by the Belize Defence Force on how to handle the national flag.

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