The Inter-religious Organisation is calling on citizens to return to values of care, concern, peace and love for each other.
IRO President, Harrypersad Maharaj, made the comment in a News Power Now interview this afternoon.
Mr Maharaj comment comes on the heels of concerns from various quarters about crime and safety in the country.
He said in today’s fast pace society positive factors relating to family life, respect for life cannot be taken for granted.
The religious leader also urged parents to take their responsibilities seriously.