Bahrain: C.C.I.A. Celebrates 62nd Indian Independence Day

News & Pics by Ronald.D.F.D’souza.
Daijiworld News Media Network-Bahrain.

Bahrain, Aug 23: It was a great day for Indians in Bahrain to celebrate the Independence Day along with high dignitaries at the Indian club. The function started at 8.00pm with a prayer song by members of Kasargod District Pravasi Association (K.D.P.A.). Coordination committee of Indian Associations (C.C.I.A.) chairman John Iype and of C.C.I.A. committee members welcomed H.E.Dr.George Joseph the ambassador of India to Bahrain, H.E.Daffar Al Umran-Director Bilateral relations, Min. of Foreign Affairs, Nasser Al Arrayed, head of Arrayed Group & representative of the people in the capital governorate co-ordination council, Devawanathan resident manager of New India Assurance, Ajay Kumar 1st secretary Indian Embassy, escorted them to the dias, and they were honoured with flower boquets. The welcome speech was given by Dr.Cherian followed by John Iype, Chairman of C.C.I.A. gave a speech on Independence Day. Daffar Al Umran in his speech congratulated Indians in particular for their contribution to build Bahrain in all aspects. Since he is in the foreign affairs bilateral relations, he promised all the Indians, that he will help them, if they have any difficulties. He also said that he was a student of Sacred Heart School - Bahrain and he knows the understanding of Christians and Muslims in particular and he wishes all of them a Happy Ramadan.


Nasser Mohammed Jameel Al Arrayed in his speech praised the Indian culture, India was the mother land of Sanskrit, the mother of European languages, mother of our philosophy, mother of our mathematics and mother through the Buddha’s ideal, embodied in Christianity and mother through the village community of self governed and democracy and he prised India today is one of the strongest nation in the world and competing with the world business affairs. Ambassador in his speech requested all fellow country men to work hard and keep up our Nation’s name with high and with sincerity.

“Salam Bahrain” special edition was released by the ambassador along with Meera Ravi - Chief editor of the magazine. The Ambassador along with resident manager of New India Assurance Devawanathan gave mementos to 3 association for collecting largest number Labour Accident Insurance policies and they are;

Kasargod District pravasi Association with 3544 policies.
Mavallika Assiciation 3272 policies.
Telugu Kala Samith 1314 policies,
as on today total 21000 policies were issued to labour class workers in Bahrain.

Mathew Joseph was awarded a memento for his excellent services rendered to the Indian community. The cultural programme started with “Vande Matharam”classical dance by K.D.P.A. members children patriotic dance from film ”FIZA”,”MERE VATHAN” choreographed by Lakshmish Kotekar and ,patriotic dance from film ”BORDER”,”SANDESE AATE HAIN”, and Punjabi song sung by Sikh Community. There were around 500 audience attended for the function.

The entire show was anchored by Sandhaya.G.Pai She is working in embassy of India, since 14 years and she was participated several fashion shows, she was also declared as July Rose-2006 in Karnataka Social Club Competition, she is a good dancer and she has choreographed several dances, she was a master ceremonies in various programmes conducted by C.C.I.A. and Kannada Sangha, Bahrain.

The programme ended at 11.00 pm.


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