Facebook
go here
cnews
Monday, 29 May 2017 18:53

Remembering The Past - Indian Arrival Day In T&T

Written by
Rate this item
(2 votes)

One hundred and seventy two years ago, the first batch of indentured labourers from India said goodbye to their families, left their villages and boarded the Fatel Razack to come to Trinidad to work the sugar plantations.

Unbeknowst to some of them, it would be the last time they ever saw their families and villages again, as after the Indentureship Period ended, some could not return to their birth-land, and had to settle in Trinidad to make a new life, leaving everything behind, except their religious and cultural practices and traditions.

As we celebrate Indian Arrival Day, Pundit Doctor Deokienanan Sharma, the son of an Indentured labourer, spoke to Cherrylene Lewis to share some of the history during the indentureship period.

Read 1761 times Last modified on Monday, 29 May 2017 21:29
  • C SPORTS
  • C SPECIALS
  • Press Releases
W Connection stayed in second place behind North East Stars after knocking off former champs Central FC 3-1, while San
Shiva Boys put all their recent troubles behind them to take out another big fish in local schools football. After
Critical thinking was the order of the day at the recent First Flight Scholastic Chess Tournament held at the Brian
Champions again. That's San Juan North Secondary after they blanked a game Valencia Secondary 2-0 at the Larry Gomes
National Senior Men's Team Coach Dennis Lawrence has called former National Captain, Kenwyne Jones, a great servant of
The Trinidad and Tobago Football Association is calling on its members to get their act together and become compliant,
  • 1
  • 2
bottom
Top