ICC holds cultural festival to mark Republic Day

 19 Feb 2017 - 12:50

ICC holds cultural festival to mark Republic Day

The Peninsula

More than 1200 audiences witnessed a very lavish Indian Folk forms of Cultural festival at La Cigale Hotel, which was conducted to commemorate 68th Republic Day of India by Indian Cultural Centre (ICC).   The programme involved various cultural shows staged by Indian schools and affiliated organisations of ICC. 

During this Republic Day commemoration by ICC, different organization leaders of Indian community came together to celebrate the function. Ambassador of India to the State of Qatar P Kumaran was the chief guest of the occasion.  

“India is a nation where large diversity of cultures and races are co-existing and celebrated together. India as a nation have come a long way since the independence and now became the 4th largest economy in the world in terms of purchasing power parity terms,” he said.

He also appreciated the efforts of India Cultural Centre for conducting such function and promised all support to strengthen ICC further for the benefit of the community.  

The function was also addressed by ICC President Milan Arun, General Secretary Juttas Paul and Guest of Honour, Khalid Al Hamadi, senior director at Ooredoo. Milan Arun stated that ““Republic Day Cultural Program is one of the Flag ship extravaganza of Indian Cultural Centre which reaches out to different strata of Indians based in Qatar to come forward and mark together this special day with festivities displaying our rich Culture and Heritage. 

PravasiBharatiyaSamman 2017 awardee Dr R Seetharaman was also felicated during the function. ICC Vice-President A P Manikantan spoke about the contribution Dr. R Seetharaman made to the community and Qatar in general. On behalf of India community ICC President Milan Arun, ICBF president Devis Edukulathur, IBPN President K M Varghese and ISC President NilangshuDey together handed over the memento.

On behalf of Dr. Seetharaman, his wife Sangeetha Seetharaman received the honours. Immediate past managing committee members of ICC was also felicitated during the program. ICC head of educaiton Dr Nayna Wagh, led the felicitation function and Kumaran give away the mementos to the past managing committee members.