GHDS to host “Sanskriti” in commemoration of 186th anniversary of Indian arrival in Guyana

The Guyana Hindu Dharmic Sabha (GHDS) will host Sanskriti – a celebration of “Our Heritage, Our Culture, Our Traditions to commemorate the 186th anniversary of the arrival of Indians in Guyana.
On Sunday, May 5, the event will be held at the Dharmic Rama Krishna School Tarmac, Pattensen (next to Giftland parking lot) from 16:00h while on Monday, May 6, Palmyra Indian Monument Site in Berbice will come alive from 15:00h.
Those attending will be treated to unique displays and performances. The festival stage will feature a variety of traditional items including Taan singing, wedding-style singing, dramatic depictions, Ramayan segments, Tassa, dances and songs by an extensive list of Guyanese artistes.
There will be different programmes on each day.
A specially-constructed exhibition area encourages you to take a walk back in time into the lives of our ancestors and appreciate a bit of estate life as well as the different facets of culture and lifestyle that they brought with them.
The depiction of the boat and logie filled with artefacts will be an educational experience for the young as will be the explanations.
The Food Festival will entice you to sample a vast array of mouthwatering delicacies whether it be the ever-popular seven curry or sada roti with baigan chokha, hot potato balls, pholourie, pakoras and samosas, or decadent kheer, jalebis, peras and gulab jamuns.
Patrons can also indulge in a bit of shopping for Indian fashions and jewellery, unique household décor and more. There will also be mehendi stalls and games for the children. The Indian High Commission will participate on May 5 as part of the exhibition.
Admission to the events is free. No alcohol will be allowed.