Indian Consulate hosts this year Diwali event by inviting various UAE dignitaries and leaders of multiple religious communities.
Dubai , Dubai
14 November 2020, 12:00 AM
30 November 2020, 12:00 AM
The Indian Consulate in Dubai organised the multi-faith event to mark the Hindu festival of lights by inviting various UAE dignitaries and leaders of multiple religious communities.
Held in association with FOI Events, the event witnessed the participation of around 50 guests and followed COVID-19 safety guidelines. The event began with the national anthems of the UAE and India, followed by the lighting of the traditional lamp by the main guests.
Chief guest Dr Omar Al Muthanna, CEO of the Community Development Authority in Dubai highlighted the importance attached to the Indian community in the UAE, who numbered over three million. He thanked the expat community members for their contribution to the country and wished them peaceful coexistence here.
Consul General of India in Dubai Dr Aman Puri highlighted the extraordinary vision of the UAE leadership and thanked the Rulers for creating a cohesive and safe environment for celebrating Diwali even amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
“The UAE is a beacon of tolerance, peace and harmony not only in the Middle East, but across the world. It is the second home to about 200 nationalities,” he said.