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IDF bids adieu to Indian ambassador
October 26, 2017, 5:34 pm
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The Indian Doctors Forum (IDF) Kuwait held a farewell ceremony for the Indian ambassador to Kuwait, H.E. Sunil Jain and his wife Dr. Gargi Jain, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel on 24 October. The MC for the evening was Dr. Pooja Chodankar, Joint Cultural Secretary of the IDF. The event commenced with an opening address by Dr. Abhay Patwari, President of the IDF, who welcomed the assembled dignitaries and guests, which included, in addition to the Indian ambassador and his wife, the Ambassador of Nepal to Kuwait, H.E. Yagya Bahadur Hamal and his wife; the First Secretary of Political Affairs at the Indian embassy, K.K. Pahel; the Second Secretary of Commerce at the Indian embassy, Anup Singh; ex-IDF presidents Dr. Vinod Grover, Dr. Ramesh Pandita and Dr. Amir Ahmed; members of the Indian Business and Professional Council (IBC-Kuwait) and executive members of the IDF.

Dr. Diwakar Chaluvaiah, Vice-president of the IDF, gave a farewell address in which he high-lighted the many ways in which Ambassador Jain helped the Indian community during his posting in Kuwait.

Ex-IDF presidents Dr. Vinod Grover, Dr. Amir Ahmed and Dr. Ramesh Pandita also addressed the audience to bid farewell to the ambassador and his wife. Following this, Ananth Kapadia and Ashok Kalra, both members of the IBC-Kuwait, thanked the ambassador for his invaluable service to the Indian community in Kuwait.

Dr. Imtiyaz Bhat, Web Manager of the IDF, then presented a short slide show reviewing the various IDF functions the ambassador and his wife had attended during their time in Kuwait.

Dr. Surendra Nayak, General Secretary of the IDF, gave the vote of thanks to conclude the ceremony. Dr. Surendra Nayak, Dr. Susovana Suijith Nair, Dr. Anthony D'Cruz and Dr. Anila Albert then rendered a song to end the evening.

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