Indian Heritage Expo set for May 26 at Leonora

first_imgThe Guyanese of Indian Ancestry Association (GIAA) on Wednesday evening launched the Indian Heritage Expo 2018 at the Indian Monument Gardens, under the theme “Embracing Our History – Regaining Our Cultural Identity”.The keynote speaker, Dr Seeta Shah Roath told the gathering that the expo is a celebration of the many ancestors from which unique cultures were birthed, and more so, a reflection of what has been accomplished over the years in every sector.“We hear a lot about agents of change but we are the agents of continuity for future generations and we have to continue to do this or as in some other countries, our legacy will go downward instead of being celebrated, expanded and enjoyed by future generations”, Dr Roath stated.Additionally, one of the coordinators of the event, Praem Rambharak, explained that the event was planned with the intention of seeking to highlight all aspects of Indian culture and the need for Guyanese to embrace their cultural identity, as mentioned in the theme.The expo is expected to attract some 5000 persons and will feature a variety of Indian food, fashion, dances, craft, and music. The popular Guyanese cricketer, Veerasammy Permaul will also be in attendance.While the organisers have promised to have an entertaining exhibition, they have called on corporate Guyana to support the event. The exhibition will be held at the Leonora Synthetic Track, West Coast Demerara on May 26.last_img