The Director General of ICCR Shri Kumar Tuhin is visiting Guyana. Shri Kumar Tuhin is on a 3-day visit to Guyana. The below Press Release: was issued by the India HC to Guyana.
Visit of Director General, ICCR to Guyana: October 14-16 2023
Shri Kumar Tuhin, Director General of Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) paid an official visit to the Cooperative Republic of Guyana from October 14-16, 2023. It was his first visit to the country.
2. Hon’ble Shri Kumar Tuhin was welcomed to Guyana with a grand cultural event- ANANTA, to also mark the onset of Navratri and to meet with ICCR Alumnus. The event was attended by Minister of Human Services and Social Security Hon’ble Dr. Vindhya Persaud, Minister of Public Service Hon’ble Sonia Parag, Mayor of Georgetown His Worship Alfred Mentore, Director of Youth of Ministry of Culture, Youth & Sport Suresh Singh, members of the Diplomatic Corp, Indian Diaspora Community and the ICCR, ITEC Alumnus.
3. During the visit, he met and interacted with senior officials of the Government of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana. On Sunday, October 15 Director General started his day by paying his respects to Mahatma Gandhi at the Promenade Gardens, Georgetown, where he was joined once again by the Mayor of Georgetown His Worship Alfred Mentore, and officials of the High Commission of India, and Swami Vivekananda Cultural Centre. This was followed by a tree planting in the compound of SVCC and a meeting with the former and current teachers of Indian Culture. The Director General then visited the University of Guyana, Turkeyen Campus to meet Vice-Chancellor Prof Paloma Mohammed Martin. He then met with Hon’ble Minister Sonia Parag in her office and Dr. Vindhya Persaud at the Dharmic Sanskritik Kendra. The Director General discussed the ongoing bilateral cooperation between the two countries and to further strengthen and diversify our partnership in the field of education, and culture along with closer people-to-people ties. He was accompanied by CdA Mr. Mukesh Kaushik & Director of SVCC Mr. Rudra Jayanta Bhagwati. In the afternoon of 15 Oct, Hon’ble Tuhin made his way to Berbice with the Indian High Commissioner CdA Mr. Mukesh Kaushik and Director of SVCC Mr. Rudra Jayanti and team. His first stop was the Arrival Monument at Palmyra, New Amsterdam, and then to the University of Guyana, Berbice Campus- where he was greeted by and interacted with Director of Campus Dr. Gomathinayagam Subramanian, faculty staff and students of the University, prominent members of diaspora and ICCR alumnus. He also gifted a number of books to India Corner of the library. Later in the night, Director General stopped by SVCC for the first night of Navratri celebrations being held by the High Commission of India and Swami Vivekananda Cultural Centre (SVCC) in collaboration with the Ambe Ma Indian Community in Guyana, he offered his prayers and arti to Ma Durga along with a large number of devotees that attended. The Navratri celebrations including Garba performances will continue for nine days ending with Mahapuja of Ma Durga on Monday, 23rd October.
4. On Monday 16th October, the Director General met with Hon’ble Charles Ramson Jr, Minister of Culture, Youth and Sport. He also paid a visit to the High Commission of India before departing Georgetown to end his tour of Guyana.
5. The visit of Shri Kumar Tuhin, Director General of ICCR, served as an opportunity for both sides to review the current cooperation and find ways to further strengthen and diversify the bilateral partnership between India and the Cooperative Republic of Guyana.
Georgetown, 16 Oct 2023