The traditional Indian folk dance Bhangra was the highlight of Labour Day celebrations in Al Quoz.
09 May 2022, 12:00 AM
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The traditional folk dance of Indian state of Punjab to celebrate the harvest season and is now a staple at many Indian weddings. But on Saturday, May 7, the popular Indian dance form was performed at a government event right here in Dubai to mark the World Labour Day.
Men dressed in bright green and yellow clothes and matching turbans danced to the rhythmic beats of 'Morni Banke' from Bollywood comic caper Badhai Ho at the packed event organised at a labour ground in Al Quoz by the Permanent Committee of Labour Affairs (PCLA) in Dubai.
Senior government officials from various departments including Dubai Police, Dubai Municipality, Road and Transport Authority (RTA) and Civil Defence attended the celebrations.
Major-Gen Obaid Muhair bin Suroor, deputy director-general of the General Administration of Residency and Foreigners Affairs (GDFRA) and chairman of the Permanent Committee for Labour Affairs in Dubai, termed workers as partners and praised their role in building the nation.
The PCLA is amongst the UAE’s leading government organisations working for the welfare of blue-collared workers.
The committee distributed Iftar meals to workers throughout Ramadan based on their preferences. During Eid, it gave them food and gifts. On Saturday, the workers received goodie bags containing basic essentials and personal hygiene items. They were also treated to an assortment of food, sweets, ice creams and cakes.