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Indian community celebrates I-Day with patriotic fervour

Indian community celebrates 
I-Day with patriotic fervour

Patriotic fervour marked the occasion as Indian community members joined the celebrations of India’s 73nd Independence Day on August 15, highlighting the country’s achievements in various sectors as well as its rich culture and traditions.
Indian Ambassador to Qatar HE P Kumaran hoisted the tricolour amid the singing of India’s national anthem at the Indian Cultural Centre (ICC).
In his speech, the Indian ambassador recalled the great sacrifices made by Indian leaders who dedicated their lives to the country. He urged the members of the community to contribute to the development of India in diverse sectors.
Those who attended the event included ICC President AP Manikantan and office bearers and representatives of apex Indian bodies. The Indian ambassador thanked the Indian sociocultural organisations and Indian community members for attending the event in large numbers.
Besides the Indian Embassy, different Indian schools, institutes for performing arts and sociocultural organisations also organised events to celebrate India’s Independence Day.
Skills Development Centre celebrated Indian Independence Day with colourful and patriotic programmes, where General Secretary of Indian Community Benevolent Forum Avinash Gaikwad was the chief guest.
Indian community leader and senior engineer at Public Works Authority (Ashghal) Hebbar, senior SDC Managing Director PN baburajan, SDC members and parents also attended the programme.
The youth wing of Kerala expatriate forum Indian Cultural and Arts Society (INCAS) organised a medical camp for low-income expatriates at a labour camp. ICC President AP Manikantan inaugurated the camp that benefited more than 100 low-income Asian expatriates workers. INCAS office-bearers Jaffer Kambala, Amir Shah, Jamsheed Kuniyil, Ansar Chungathara, Muhamed Ali, TH Narayanan, Basheer Thuvarikkal, KV Boban, Mubarack Eramangalam, Sahaff Happa and President of Kerala Business Forum KR Jayaraj were among those who attended the event.
The Mapappuram chapter of INCAS cut a ceremonial cake to mark the Indian Independence Day.
Qatar Indian Islahi Centre (QIIC), another expatriate forum, organised a discussion on “Seven Decades of Independence – Challenges and Expectations”. The forum highlighted the importance of the Indian Constitution which protects the pluralistic and secular nature of India. QIIC President Ashraff Madiyari presided over the function, while Naseer Panoor led the discussion.