Justice Ralph Narine (retired) and Hans Hanoomansingh, whose brainchild has been the Divali Nagar, are among seven persons to be honoured at a gala awards function by the National Council on Indian Culture (NCIC) tomorrow night at Divali Nagar in Chaguanas.
Surujdeo Mangaroo, NCIC public relations officer, said: "These persons have been able to nurture the NCIC as Trinidad and Tobago's premier social and cultural east indian organisation and it has been able to provide 50 years of service to the people of Trinidad and Tobago."
Other recipients are: Shri Baldeo Maharaj, Bob Ramroop, Richard Ramlakhansingh, Krishendath Joe Ramkissoon and Dr Deokienanan Sharma.
There will be a cultural programme with bmobile Shiv Shakti Dance Company among the performers.
Mangaroo said: "The NCIC has been able to negotiate with several local and international cultural groups, aimed at further enhancing the cultural mode in the Caribbean as well.
"The NCIC remains grateful to these stalwarts of the Indian diaspora, who sacrificed their personal and family efforts to enlighten the national populace about the varying ingredients that enhance our cultural stocks," Mangaroo added.
Last weekend, the NCIC hosted an international conference on the future of East Indian culture in Trinidad and Tobago.
It was formally opened by Minister of Works and Infrastructure, Dr Suruj Rambachan.