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Indian Diaspora World Convention 2017

Celebration of 100th Anniversary of Abolition of Indian Indentureship Shared heritage, aspirations and interests

THEME: GLOBAL INDIAN DIASPORA– CHARTING NEW FRONTIERS
DATE: MARCH 17–20, 2017
VENUE: RADISSON HOTEL, WRIGHTSON ROAD, TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO

Introduction:
The Indian Diaspora Council, Inc. (New York, USA), the Indian Diaspora Council of Trinidad & Tobago, Global affiliates of Indian Diaspora Council, the National Council of Indian Culture (Trinidad and Tobago), the Sanatan Dharma Maha Sabha of Trinidad and Tobago and other stakeholders announce a conference in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the abolition of Indian indentureship by the British Parliament’s Defense of India Act in March, 1917. This conference, to be held in Trinidad in March 2017, forms part of a wider series of global events planned by the Indian Diaspora Council, Inc. ((IDC, New York, USA) to commemorate this event in several diasporic countries including Malaysia, Fiji, Mauritius, South Africa, Canada, USA and the Caribbean.

While the Defence of India Act 1917 was an official declaration to abolish Indian migration, that did not bring an immediate end to the indentureship system; instead, it was gradually phased out until it finally ended in 1920.

Program & Dates
18th March 2017 (9:00am – 5:00pm): Conference
19th March 2017 (10:00am – 1:00pm): Country reports, round table discussions, resolutions & action plans.

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