Under the patronage of His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, the Indian Doctors Forum (IDF) Kuwait, the association of Indian doctors in Kuwait, held their 12th Doc Fest on 29 January at the Regency Hotel.
Dignitaries who graced the occasion with their presence included the Chief Guest for the evening, Deputy Minister of Amiri Diwan Affairs H.E. Sheikh Ali Jarrah Al Sabah, Advisor at H.H. the Prime Minister's Diwan Dr. Sheikha Rasha Al-Humoud Al-Sabah, Indian Ambassador to Kuwait H.E. Sunil Jain and President of Kuwait Medical Association (KMA) Dr. Mohammed Al Mutairi.
The 12th anniversary celebrations included a spectacular cultural show titled 'Incredible India 2016' in addition to the launch of the annual IDF Health Guide, which this year was on the topic of ‘Medical Emergencies’.
Sheikh Ali Jarrah Al-Sabah, who attended on behalf of H.H. the Amir, inaugurated the event by conveying the good wishes from H.H. the Amir to the Indian Doctors Forum and to the Indian community at large. He said, "Historical ties between Kuwait and India have been based on strong friendship. The Indian Doctors Forum has further strengthened that bond of friendship through the various community welfare and social activities."
Congratulating IDF members on their 12th year anniversary, Sheikh Jarrah added, “The contribution of the Indian doctors towards the establishment and development of the health care system in Kuwait is praise worthy. The services provided by the Indian nurses and technicians are also commendable.” He went on to note that Kuwait is expanding its infrastructure in health care and we look forward to more and more Indian health professionals joining us in the future.
Presenting a copy of the annual IDF Health Guide to Ambassador Jain, Sheikh Jarrah said "Today it gives me great pleasure in releasing the 12th edition of IDF Health Guide titled ‘Emergency Medicine’. The annual medical guide is treasure of knowledge aimed at educating and spreading health awareness among the public.” Pointing out that the Health Ministry had launched a national life-saving campaign aimed at boosting public awareness about first aid practices, he said, “I am sure that this guide will further assist in achieving that goal."
Speaking on the occasion, President of the Indian Doctors Forum Dr. Vinod Grover expressed his appreciation for His Highness the Amir's sponsorship and his support to Indian doctors and Indian community in general. Addressing the gathering, Ambassador Jain lauded the "positive" role of the Indian Doctors Forum in boosting bilateral ties.
For her part, Dr. Rasha Hmoud Al-Sabah praised the long standing relationship between India and Kuwait, and encouraged more cooperation and exchange of expertise between the two countries in the field of medicine. She also extolled IDF for their successful endeavors.
Following the awarding of mementos to the distinguished guests, the ‘Incredible India 2016’ cultural program then showcased unique aspects of Indian dance and cinema heritage.
Opening the program was a show of classical dances – Mohiniyattam, Bharatanatyam and Kathak by accomplished performers. The next segment dived into resonant sounds of folk dances such as Bhangra, Lambadi, Garba Rajasthani Gummar and others. Dancers with proficiency in rhythm and flair represented the dances made popular through the cinema medium of Bollywood, Tollywood and Koollywood, mesmerizing the audience. The finale presented a fashion show highlighting the colorful, vibrant array of dresses from India.
The 'Incredible India 2016' bought together a diverse group of dancers and choreographers, who created a masterful exhibition of Indian music and dance practices, highlighting the variety of Indian traditions.
|C.Ambalavanan||Posted on : January 31, 2016 7:19 pm|