1.3 Million approved for 2017 Divali Celebrations.

The Ministry of Community Development, Culture and the Arts has approved from its 2017/2018 budget allocation the sum of One Million, Three Hundred and Fifteen Thousand dollars ($1,315,000) for Divali celebrations 2017.

The sum of Seven Hundred and fifty Thousand dollars ($750,000) has been allocated to The Sanatan Dharma Maha Sabha of Trinidad and Tobago, Five Hundred Thousand dollars to the National Council of Indian Culture (NCIC) and sixty five thousand dollars ($65,000) was allocated to smaller organisations for their respective celebrations.

Both the Maha Sabha and the NCIC were advised by phone of the approved allocation on October 11, 2017.