Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley will not be attending the final night of Divali Nagar celebrations.
PRO of the NCIC Surijdeo Mangaroo said the NCIC received a call early this afternoon from the Office of the Prime Minister staying that Dr Rowley was unable to attend.
There were calls on social media for a boycott of the Nagar should the PM attend as a form of protest against the government.
Mangaroo said the NCIC was disappointed that the PM was not able to attend.
According to him, many provisions were put in place to accommodate him.
Mangaroo says Dr Rowley has attended in the past even when he was the Leader of the Opposition.
He says the NCIC is a non-political and non-religious organisation but a cultural entity that steers clear of aligning itself to any party.