11:30am – 1:00pm CEREMONY at Arya Spiritual Center, 104-36 133rd Street
1:00pm – 1:30pm UNVEILING of STREET SIGN, Corner of Liberty Ave & 133 St
Dharmacharya Pandit Ramlall, a selfless and avid community advocate, passed away on January 26, 2019 in Queens, New York at the age of 91 years. The late Dharmacharya Pandit Ramlall was a well-respected iconic spiritual leader and scholar, a freedom fighter in Guyana, and a pioneering community advocate who has been recognized locally and internationally for his life-long community service. He founded the annual Phagwah (Holi) Parade in New York and Queens Borough President declared March 23, 2003 at “Pandit Ramlall Day”. He was indeed a tremendous asset to the community with a lifetime of service to spirituality, justice and freedom.
Pandit Ramlall Way is overwhelmingly supported by community board members, residents, religious groups, businesses and organizations. In particular, the Arya Spiritual Center of New York (ASC-NY) founded by late Dharmacharya Pandit Ramlall, and being extensively used for various community events, including the annual Gandhi Peace March, Diwali Parade, Ramayana in the Park, etc. ASC-NY is located at 104-36 133rd Street in Ozone Park, 200 feet from the corner of Liberty Ave & 133rd Street where the new street sign will be unveiled.