Commemorating Indenture

16th November 2020 in South Africa - Commemoration of the arrival of Indians

Today we commemorate 16 November 1860, the historic day on which the first Indians landed in Durban aboard the SS Truro from Madras, here to work in the sugar cane plantation of the then Port-Natal…   Read More

2nd November 2020 in Mauritius - Commemoration of the 186th Anniversary of the Arrival of Indentured Labourers

Held on Monday 02 November 2020 at the Swami Vivekananda International Convention Centre SVICC), Pailles…   Read More

1st June 2021 in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines - Celebration of the 160th Anniversary of the arrival of Indians

The SVG Indian Heritage Foundation will celebrate the 160th anniversary of the arrival of Indians to SVG on June 1st, 2021. The first ship, the TRAVANCORE, departed India…   Read More

31st May 2021 in Trinidad and Tobago Commemoration of the Indian Arrival Day

The National Trust of Trinidad and Tobago joins the national community in observing Indian Arrival Day 2021 and is commemorating this year’s event with a series of initiatives to promote a deeper understanding of the experiences…   Read More

14th May 2020 in Fiji the 141st Girmit Remembrance Day Celebration

Today, the 14th of May, marks 141 years since the first ship of indentured labourers landed in Fiji from British India. That was in 1879, and in the nearly four decades that followed, over 60,000 more labourers – who we know as Girmitiyas – would make that same journey…   Read More

5th May in Guyana Commemoration of the Indian Arrival Day

With the abolition of Slavery plantation owners in the British West Indies were desperate to find a new source of labour for their sugar estates…   Read More