India’s President Draupadi Murmu will be in Suriname from June 4 to 6 as part of the 150th anniversary of Hindu immigration. She has received an invitation from President Chandrikapersad Santokhi for a state visit. During a meeting with the Communication Service Suriname (CDS) at his department, Minister Albert Ramdin of Foreign Affairs, International Business, and International Cooperation (BIBIS) confirmed the arrival of the Indian head of state.
According to Minister Ramdin, Suriname will recognize the 150th anniversary of Hindu immigration, the 160th anniversary of Keti Koti immigration, and the 170th anniversary of Chinese immigration this year. The minister claims that “all these even numbers are seen as jubilee years.” The government is attempting to carry out its policy on national memorial and commemoration days, which in this case calls for three unique days. He claimed that in addition to the Indian president, the head of state of China and Ghana also received invitations to a festival honoring Chinese immigration and Keti Koti, respectively.
The first significant action will begin in President Murmu’s presence on June 5. She will complete an intense program in Suriname. She is going to Suriname for the Hindu Immigration Festival as well as for a bilateral meeting, which is also planned. There are various official actions that follow this. Minister Ramdin emphasizes that the development of this relationship with India is certainly necessary for both countries.