The Tobago Hindu Society (THS) celebrated Indian Arrival Day 2020 by distributing meals of Indian food to members of the public, persons working in the essential services and to the needy.
President of the Society, Pulwattie Beepath, told Guardian Media that the THS partnered with the Indian High Commission to fund the event.
Speaking at her Mt Marie, Scarborough residence, where activities took place on Saturday, Beepath said there are around 5,000 Indo-Trinidadians living on the sister island. She said many have come to work or reside in Tobago.
“The Indians in Tobago have contributed in areas of business development, culture, public service and the media,” she points out. “Since its since its inception in the 1980s, the THS has gone a long way in educating the people of Tobago on several aspects of Indian Culture.”
Beepath said the THS was being guided as to how they would continue with future celebrations on the sister isle, including Divali.
The United National Congress (UNC) has condemned recent statements made on the political platform by PNM Tobago Council leader, Tracy Davidson-Celestine, concerning the UNC’s dealings with Tobago, dismissing her claims as ‘racist rhetoric’.