The Indian Dentists’ Alliance in Kuwait (IDAK) celebrated its 10th anniversary on the 9 December at the Maha Ballroom of the Regency Hotel, in a setting that brought aspects of India to Kuwait.
The Indian dentists and their families were well dressed in their formal Indian attire. Under the patronage of the Indian Embassy in Kuwait, the Kuwaiti dignitaries and guests from the Health Sector were welcomed to the gathering that included principals of local schools, officials of Indian Associations in Kuwait, sponsors and other guests.
The Asst. Undersecretary (Dental Affairs) Dr. Yousef Al Duwairy, released the Oral Health Guide Vol.5, titled ‘Lifestyle and Oral Health’ on this occasion. The guide which will be made available to schools, clinics and other establishments in Kuwait focuses on dental diseases that affect people at various stages of life in relation to their lifestyle and provides advice on how to prevent and manage them. Articles are written in both English and Arabic so as to inform the local community. A coffee table style book of photographs which chronicles the various events of IDAK over the past 10 years was also released during this celebratory evening.
The evening was attended by Dr. Sabiha Al Mutawa, Dr. Adel Ayed, Dr. Jawad Behbehani, Dr. Pramod Soparkar, Dr. Sami Al Manea and the platinum sponsor Advanced Technology Company (ATC) amongst others.
The highlight of the evening was the presence of Padma Bhushan Prof. B. M. Hegde, former Vice Chancellor of Manipal University. The doyen of holistic medicine whose oratory skills are legendary, offered simple tips to stay fit and healthy.
The second part of this evening was the cultural show titled ‘Reflect10nz 2016’, where the dentists and their families donned face paint and costumes to present a variety of exciting performances that enthralled the audience. The dentists were supported by their equally talented spouses and children. The evening ended with a grand gala dinner.