May is Indian Heritage Month. As part of the Heritage month celebrations, the Guyanese of Indian Ancestry Association (GIAA), in association with the High Commission (Embassy) of India to Guyana has organized an “Indian Heritage Exposition“ to showcase culture, products, and aspects of Indian life in Guyana.
The expo starts Friday May 27 and conclude on Tuesday 31 May 2022. It is held at the Texila American University, Lot 24-42, Plantation, Providence , Georgetown.
A release from the High Commission says it would depict the important features of the historical Indian presence in Guyana over the last 184 years. The event is open to the general public. Entrance is free of cost.
The release says the Expo is about reconnecting with Indian culture with a goal of continuing the rebuilding of the cultural identity of Indo-Guyanese.
Supporting the initiative, the High Commissioner of India, Dr KJ Srinivasa, stated that this exposition gives the visitors a chance to be informed about Indian Diaspora in Guyana, appreciate the country’s rich diverse culture and encourages them to embrace their history. This year being the 75th year of Indian Independence (Azadi ka Amrut Mahotsav), the High commission will be organizing many other events to showcase India in various parts of the country in the coming months.
Indian President Ram Nath Kovind recently sent congratulations to the President of Guyana on occasion of independence.
By Vishnu Bisram