Indian consul general in Dubai will host breakfast for expatriate workers every month. Outreach aims to address grievances, create awareness and adhere to COVID-19 protocol
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31 January 2021, 12:00 AM
The consul general of India in Dubai will host a monthly breakfast for expatriate workers Starting from January 1, at their accommodations as part of a new community outreach programme, it was announced on Monday.
The Indian Consulate that caters to Indian expats in Dubai and the Northern Emirates said the 'Breakfast with Consul General' will be held in collaboration with the Pravasi Bharatiya Sahayata Kendra (PBSK), a help centre for Indians in the UAE.
Dr Aman Puri, the Consul General of India in Dubai, will be visiting one of the labour accommodations each month (preferably on the first Friday of each month), the mission stated.
“This outreach is aimed at creating awareness among blue-collar workers about financial literacy and planning, learning new skills, health screening, services offered by PBSK and other information.
"The consul general will have breakfast with fellow Indians at their accommodation, with all COVID-19 safety protocols in place," the report quoted the Indian mission as saying. The first session of the outreach programme is scheduled to be held from on Friday at the Larsen & Toubro accommodation complex in Dubai Investment Par," the report said.
Dr Puri said he wanted to get first-hand feedback from and wanted to hear the grievances, if any, of Indian workers. “We want to give them the feeling that they are at home and we at the Consulate do care for them,” said Dr Puri. He advised that every Indian worker or professional should have the PBSK’s toll free helpline number 800 46342 on their phones in order to receive information or to seek solutions to their problems.