ST. GEORGE’S, GRENADA, Friday 6th May, 2016 –GIS: The Grenada Government has heaped praise on a local organization for their efforts in keeping alive the cultural traditions of India on the island.
Implementation Minister Alexandra Otway-Noel says the Local Indian Cultural Organisation chaired by Mr. Jai Sears has been doing an excellent job in uniting families of Indian decent.
The organization has also been credited for educating the population about the history and practices of India.
“We have been learning more and more thanks in large part to the Local Indian Cultural Organization Chaired by Mr. Jai Sears which formed in 2009,” minister Otway - Noel said, in her address during Indian Convention cultural night.
“They have been doing a tremendous job of reuniting families of Indian Decent here on the Island, educating the population about the history, traditions and practices, as well as hosting wonderful events along with the Indian Heritage organization…in addition to all of that, they now have linked the indo-Grenadian community in a more formal way to the outside world”.
The cultural night, at the Kalinago Beach resort last weekend was among highlights of celebrations marking Indian arrival day.
There have been growing ties between the Grenada Government and the Indian Government in recent years.
The Implementation minister was also high in praise for the role played by High Commissioner of India to Grenada, His Excellency Gauri Shankar Gupta, in strengthening ties between the two countries.
“He has made every effort to extend assistance to us, mostly in the areas of scholarships and information technology, but also in helping that we continue to absorb all that incredible India has to offer,” the minister said.
“India being the largest democracy in the world where many religions live in peace, respect and tolerance can be the source of many lessons.”