Media Release (GA)
Kuwait, Oct 11: Indian Expatriates enjoyed a fabulous educational Iftar get-together function organized by Indian Muslim Association (IMA) Abbasiya unit at Udupi Restaurant Auditorium on Friday October 5 evening in Abbasiya. This educational evening with the topic “Message of Ramadan” provided an interesting moment for elders and youngsters alike.
B S Sharafuddin, journalist and speaker of the day in his inspiring keynote address said that Ramadan being 9th month of lunar calendar is a special month of the year for over 1 billion Muslims throughout the world. It is a time for inner reflection, devotion to God and self control. For Muslims it is a kind of tune-up for their spiritual life. He said “India is country of many religions which preach tolerance. While India is being distinguished as an upcoming economic power, it is important to maintain religious tolerance and human harmony in the society to reap the fruits of economic gains and avoid mistrust and misunderstanding among people. Establishing the values promoted by the religion and practicing the teachings of tolerance is need of the hour. We definitely need organized efforts to build bridges between hearts of the people.”
Chief guest Asha Sharma, principal, Indian Educational School, Kuwait was very much pleased to participate in the Iftar get-together and appreciated for arranging such inter-religious harmony-building get-togethers. She voiced her opinions to maintain harmony and human values between various communities. She said that one should recognize the good works of other person irrespective of caste or creed and practice tolerance in reality so that it will help us to maintain human values within the society.
Mohammed Aslam, president of IMA delivered presidential remarks. He said that IMA arranges this kind of get-togethers from time to time to maintain goodwill and friendship with fellow citizens living here in Kuwait.
Mushtaq Ahmed convened the programme and Ahmed Aziz Khan extended vote of thanks. Programme started with recitation of verses of the Holy Quran by Farookh Khan. Vegetarian dinner was served at the end.
This get-together provided a homely atmosphere for the expatriates living in Kuwait and members from different Indian communities participated and appreciated the function.