In search of her roots, Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago Kamla Persad-Bissessar, is arriving in Patna, India, on January 11 and would visit Bhelupur village in Buxar district from where her ancestors had migrated to the Caribbean over a century ago. The Times of India reports.
An official in Chief Minister Nitish Kumar’s office said that Persad-Bissessar will visit Bhelupur in Itarhi block of Buxar district, about 125 km from Patna.
Her ancestors are said to have migrated as Girmitiya labourers to Trinidad and Tobago, then a British colony in the Caribbean islands. Persad-Bissessar, the first woman Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago, will also meet her relatives during her visit.
Buxar sub-divisional magistrate Nishitha Verma said that the district authorities are making full preparations to welcome her and provide all possible comfort and facilities. The road to the village is being repaired and a helipad is being prepared for the landing of her chopper.
Some four years ago, Mauritius Prime Minister Navinchandra Ramgoolam had visited his ancestral village in the state’s Bhojpur district, from where his ancestors had migrated.