Immigrant ship display to feature at Indian Arrival celebrations
A 120-foot depiction of the Whitby, one of the ships, which brought
the first set of East Indians to Guyana under the system of
indentureship, has been completed as the Guyana Hindu Dharmic Sabha
plans a mega event at the Guyana National Stadium.
Along with the representation of the Whitby, the Sabha plans to build
several “logies” and will attempt to recreate an actual feel of what
it was like for the East Indian immigrants to live in them.
Among the other highlights of the event will be the creation of a
Hindu temple, complete with numerous “Murties representative of the
various Hindu deities.”
In the stadium proper, set against a breathtaking backdrop, there
will be an elaborate stage programme featuring a variety of dances by
the Dharmic Nritya Sangh and West Berbice Praant, songs and music by an
extensive list of Guyana’s best artistes, traditional singing and
drumming, fashion display and highlights from the recently held Ramlila
Patrons will also be able to sample a vast array of mouthwatering
delicacies, whether it is the ever-popular seven curry or sada roti and
baigan or coconut chokha, hot potato balls, pakoras and samosas or
richly sweet jalebis, peras and gulab jamuns.
Tuesday, April 28, 2009