Former Tobago House of Assembly (THA) leader Orville London at a function held by the Tobago Hindu Society in 2015. Source: Tobago Hindu Society Facebook page.
Construction for the first Hindu temple in Tobago will begin soon, according to the Tobago Hindu Society.
The holy place with be built on land donated by the Tobago House of Assembly (THA).
The Society was founded 35 years ago by Trinidadians working and visiting the sister-island who sought a place for worship formed the organisation.
According to the officiating pundit Ramdath Mahase, the members came together to practice their religion, culture and traditions, but there was no space for them to do so.
In 2014, the former THA administration granted the Society four lots of land at Old Government Farm, Signal Hill for the Temple and Cultural Centre.
The members were encouraged to revive the Tobago Hindu Society and since they have worked tirelessly to promote the Hindu Dharma and Indian culture in Tobago.
An annual Indian Arrival Day and Divali celebrations are hosted by the organisation
The group will now be able to conduct its religious and cultural activities on its own grounds.
Source: Daily Express, April 5.
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