Doha, Aug 16: Indian Cultural Centre (ICC) organized an event with workers in Qatar at Asian Town Cricket Stadium - Recreation Hall, on August 12, as part of the celebrations of India’s 75th Anniversary of Independence 'Azadi Ka Amrut Mahotsav'.
The 'Cultural Fiesta with Live Orchestra'' was organized as a dedication to the workers in Qatar, on the 12th Day of ICC's 'Mega Carnival Events'. Sudhir Gupta, joint secretary of ICC welcomed the august audience and Dr Deepak Mittal - ambassador of India to State of Qatar, graced the occasion as chief guest.
Xavier Dhanaraj - first secretary of Indian Embassy also attended the event. Dr Deepak Mittal in his keynote address, elaborated on how Embassy of India in Qatar is committed to the welfare of Indian expats and workers and also mentioned about the appreciation by the State of Qatar for the valuable contributions of Indian community in Qatar.
ICC vice president Subramanya Hebbagelu presided over the function and A P Manikantan - former ICC president and chairman of celebration committee along with Ashraf Cherakal - managing director, Grand Mall, KS Prasad - chairman of ICC Advisory Committee, ICC Treasure Arshad - treasurer ICC were the prominent dignitaries present on the occasion and Mohan Durai Swamy delivered vote of thanks on behalf of ICC.
As an event dedicated by ICC for the workers in Qatar, lot of workers from various companies in Qatar attended and actively took part in the event with patriotic and other songs. Maharastra Mandal,Telangana Gulf Samithi Karnataka, Rajasthan and Punjabi community members also recited patriotic songs together with the live orchestra and singers.