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Indian Doctors Forum hosts Gabqa 2016
June 26, 2016, 2:30 pm

The Indian Doctors Forum (IDF) held their Ghabqa 2016 at the Regency Hotel on Wednesday, 22 June, with a large gathering of dignitaries, embassy officials and government officials, as well as representatives of IDF’s parent organization, the Kuwait Medical Association, doctors from various Ministry of Health and private sector hospitals, dignitaries from the Faculty of Medicine, Kuwait University, Dasman Diabetic Institute, Presidents and Office bearers of Indian Associations, eminent Kuwaiti and Indian business leaders and IDF members and their families. The Indian Ambassador to Kuwait H.E. Sunil Jain was the Chief Guest at the function.

In his welcome address, the IDF President Dr. Abhay Patwari expressed his gratitude to all guests for being part of this auspicious evening. He went on to state that the ‘Gabqa’ was organized to strengthen the ties between Kuwaitis and Indians and to express the community’s love and gratitude to the wonderful people of Kuwait, their host country.

He also expressed appreciation for the support and messages from the Royal Family and attendance by Sheikha Dr. Prof. Rasha Hamoud Al Sabah and Sheikha Shaharyar Al Sabah.

IDF Community Affairs Secretary Dr. Syed M Rahman delivered the Ramadan message where he emphasized the importance of fasting during the Holy month of Ramadan and the possible rewards in the form of spiritual as well as physical well-being.

Speaking on the occasion, the Indian Ambassador appreciated the various community welfare activities sponsored by IDF and noted that the presence of such a large number of Kuwaiti guests at the event showed the acceptance, love and respect they had for the Indian people.

This was followed by speeches from Prof. Farida al Awadhi, Dr. Sulaiman Ahmad Al Saad, Dr. Amal Khader, and Eng. Aziz Ahmad Al Duaiji who praised the efforts of IDF in their many endeavors.

As part of the festivities, children participated in a fancy dress competition with winners receiving prizes from the Indian Ambassador. Five -year-old Pooja Giri sang a heartfelt Ramadan song in Arabic to the delight of the crowd.

The event concluded with a sumptuous buffet , after which traditional Girgian gifts were distributed to the guests.

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