IAC in full support of Indian Arrival as holiday
April 5, 2004
The Indian Arrival Committee (IAC) says it has been in the forefront of the call for May 5 (Indian Arrival Day) to be declared a public holiday as has been ROAR and the Guyana Indian Heritage Association.
An IAC release on Monday said that it has also supported the call for October 12 to be designated African Holocaust Day and to be declared a public holiday and for Boxing Day (December 26) to be removed from the calendar of public holidays.
The release said the IAC has also made written and oral submissions to the parliamentary select committee that was set up last year and which Home Minister Ronald Gajraj chairs, in support of its position.
The committee was set up to review the public holidays with a view to including May 5 and May 26 (Independence Day) as public holidays without increasing the number of public holidays.