Embassy of India organized a celebration on the Foundation Day of Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) on April 9, and launched the curtain raiser for International Day of Yoga (IDY) celebrations for the year 2022, which will be held on 21 June.

Speaking on the occasion, Ambassador of India to Kuwait, H.E. Sibi George highlighted India’s rich cultural heritage and its splendid diversity and remembered Maulana Abul Kalam Azad, India’s first Education Minister, and his invaluable contributions which included establishing the ICCR in 1950.

Appreciating the contribution of Indian diaspora in Kuwait in promoting Indian culture abroad, the ambassador noted that India is holding a two-year long celebration to mark the 75th anniversary of its independence (Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav), in addition to celebrating the 60th anniversary of establishment of diplomatic relations between the India and Kuwait.

In his remarks on the occasion, the ambassador referred to the 3Ts — Trade, Technology and Tourism — campaign and urged the Indian diaspora to spread the message of the ‘Visit India This Year’ campaign to every corner of Kuwait. He also thanked the ICCR for its continuous support in strengthening the connection between India and Kuwait.

Launching the curtain raiser for the IDY celebrations for 2022, Ambassador George disclosed that the Embassy will hold regular yoga events in Kuwait almost daily in the run upto IDY 2022 on 21 June.

The ICCR Foundation Day event included cultural performances by local artists (live instrumental music, classical dance, Lavni dance, Gujarati dance, Punjabi and Rajasthani fusion dance, Bengali dance). Ambassador also distributed certificates to participants of National Science Day Quiz. 6. He  also launched the virtual exhibition ‘Visiting 7 legends of India’ presented by ICCR.

In addition, Ayush Bulletin for the period January-March 2022 was also released on the occasion. As part of curtain raiser for IDY, images of Prime Minister’s address on IDY 2021, followed by a Chair Yoga demonstration, were also screened during the event. The event witnessed enthusiastic response with people from different walks of life in Kuwait participating virtually as well as physically.

For more details about the event, please visit the website and social media handles of the Embassy.

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