21 May 2018


In commemoration of Indian Arrival Day, NALIS libraries across the country will host a number of educational programmes and cultural events

At Public Libraries persons will learn about the origin of the holiday; how to make Barfi and Kurma; the art of Mehendi; sari tying, the contributions made to Trinidad and Tobago by persons of Indian descent and more. On display will be the Hindu bride and groom outfits, cooking utensils, artefacts, jewellery, food, spices, traditional wear, information about Indian music, dance, photos of musical instruments and books.

Guest speaker, Shamatee Ramsunder, a retired school principal will discuss the impact of East Indian Culture on Trinidad and Tobago at the Sangre Grande Public Library and many other thematic lectures and books launches will take place at various libraries around the country.

The Primarily School Unit of NALIS’ Educational Library Services Division will mount displays at schools using resources and materials from the Heritage Library Division.   School Library Media Centres at secondary schools will also mount exhibitions and host enlightening programmes.

The National Library and Information System Authority (NALIS) is committed to facilitating the educational and cultural development of the people of Trinidad and Tobago.  To this end, the Authority will continue to conduct activities, host programmes and provide print and non-print resources to members of the public.

Further information on NALIS’ programmes and activities can be found on the NALIS website, social media pages or by contacting your nearest library.