On September 30, 2020, the Indo-Caribbean Society (ICS) conducted its monthly meeting online. Around 40 members from different chapters participated in this meeting, where important action plans had been discussed.
ICS, a society that commingles Indian and Caribbean communities, was initiated by a team from the Texila American University and interest groups from the Caribbean region. It was aimed to create awareness about the heritage between the two communities; promote goodwill, friendship, and unity among them; and organize various activities to make learning come alive.
ICS members used to gather for a meeting every month. September month’s meeting was conducted on September 30th and commenced with a brief introduction about ICS by Dr. Seeta Shah Roath, an ICS honorary member. Followed by the introduction, Mr. Ramesh, CEO, Institute of Private Enterprise Development (IPED), had shared a clear picture of the business opportunities in Guyana. Dr. Deeraj Bansal, Dean of College of Medicine, Texila American University, shared some valuable insights and updates on COVID-19.
ICS has five chapters: Guyana, Jamaica, India Chapter, Trinidad, and Suriname Chapters. The meeting was proposed to develop new chapters in all Caribbean countries and add up more members to increase the chapters’ strength. It was decided to engage ICS members through regular webinars, business meetings, and other related events. The members had also agreed to build partnerships with associations, organizations, chambers, and authorities. It was also planned that ICS would create a medium to keep the interest group informed.
Mr. Syam Kumar thanked the participants and signed off the meeting!