A three-day exhibition titled ‘Celebration of Indian Culture’ was inaugurated at the Kuwait National Library Building by Kamel Al-Abduljalil, General Manager of the Library and H.E. Sunil Jain, Ambassador of India to Kuwait.
The event, being held for the first time at the National Library premises, aims to showcase Indian culture, art, fashion, handicraft and food delicacies. The inauguration event was attended by number of diplomats of various countries, Kuwaiti dignitaries and invitees. Large number of school students also visited the Celebration of Indian Culture at the National Library.
Addressing the gathering during the inauguration, Mr. Kamel said, "We shall never forget the role played by the historical leader Mahatma Gandhi, a great example of sacrifice and courage in the fight for Independence. The event held here today at National Library of Kuwait is about introducing Indian civilization and culture to the people here. We wish you a magnificent, meaningful and useful celebration at the National Library.”
In his address, H.E. Sunil Jain pointed out the multi-dimensional relations of India and Kuwait and the strong bond of relationship existing between the two nations. Guests were then shown a short documentary on India featuring the various facets of its growth story as well as its rich history and diverse traditions.
Ambassador Jain then presented a set of over 40 books on Indian history, arts and culture, 20 Children Books and 18 CD's on documentaries of India to Mr. Kamel who accepted it on behalf of the National Library.
The Indian culture celebration, which is open to all, will run from Monday, 21 December to Wednesday, 23 December from 10am to 1pm and from 5pm - 9pm at the National Library located on the Gulf Road.