Georgetown (Guyana): People in Guyana are all set to celebrate the 168th anniversary of the arrival of Indians in this Caribbean country with a series of events.
May 5 is observed as Indian Arrival Day in Guyana. It was on this day in 1838 that the first group of indentured labour from India arrived in Guyana to work in sugar plantations. Their descendants today comprise 50 percent of Guyana's population of over 750,000.
A series of fairs, called Indian Melas, are being organised by the Indian Arrival Committee (IAC), a non-profit, non-governmental organisation formed in early 2003.