On the occasion of India’s 68th Republic Day, the Indian embassy held a reception on 26 January at the JW Marriot hotel, Kuwait City. Assistant Foreign Minister for Asia Affairs Ambassador H.E. Ali Al-Saeed was the chief guest at the gathering that included members of the diplomatic corps, Kuwaiti officials, Indian businessmen and nationals. Traditional Kerala drummers welcomed the gathering. The Indian Ambassador to Kuwait H.E. Sunil Jain made a speech on the occasion lauding the cordial relations between India and Kuwait.
Traditional live music was part of the entertainment, with the highlight of the evening being the well-known Kuwaiti singer Mubarak Al Rashed who rendered many popular Hindi songs.