On the occasion of Indian Arrival Day tomorrow, President Anthony Carmona recognizes The East Indian influence and dynamic in our national tapestry.
In his Indian Arrival day message the President says the journey, endured by the East Indian indentured labourers, is an admirable and inspirational one.
He says In these days of social and economic difficulties, we must remember the journey of our East Indian forefathers to the Caribbean and draw from their strength, resilience and sense of hope.
He says the message is unmistakable...." The journey to progress is one grounded in the ascendancy and perseverance of the human spirit."
He highlights a critical and underutilized system, brought to the Caribbean by our East Indian forefathers, the 'Panchayat' system which he describes as structured community mediation at work.
President Carmona says as our society today experiences many instances of violence, criminal activity and social hostility, we can possibly look at the 'Panchayat' system, as a way of resolving human conflict through its power of mediation and reconciliation.
Wishing the citizens Happy Indian Arrival day President Carmona says We must celebrate the positives of our East Indian 'Trinbago' culture.