Political Counsellor to the High Commissioner of India, R.K Perindia
and Indian sculptor Sameer Anil Sutar paid a courtesy call on Prime
Minister Moses Nagamootoo at his official Main Street residence this
Sutar is the grandson of Ram V. Sutar, the sculptor who designed the
Indian Immigration Monument which is being erected at Palmyra Village,
Corentyne Region Six.
The young Sutar said his grandfather took “around seven months” to
complete the sculptures. He told the Department of Public Information
that he is following closely in his grandfather’s footsteps, and
having acquired his Bachelors of Fine Arts Degree, plans to pursue his
The sculptor explained that his grandfather established the family’s
business, Ram Sutar Fine Arts Private Limited. The company has
produced realistic sculptures which have been recognised by countries
across the globe.
Sutar visited Guyana to ensure that the sculptures are properly
mounted and expressed his satisfaction with the job done. Works are
still ongoing at the Palmyra monument site and are expected to be
completed in November 2018
The monument was a gift from the Government of the Republic of India
to the Government of Guyana in honour of the continued diplomatic
relations between the two nations. It is sculpted in bronze and is a
visual representation of ordinary East Indian people in everyday life.
Each bears a significant artifact as an ode to the continued
traditions brought by fore parents from India which have translated to
current living and practices of Guyanese today.
The visit concluded with the Prime Minister presenting literary tokens
to both men and gave them a tour of the residence’s ground showing
them various Indian artifacts displayed.