Dubai:To commemorate 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, Consulate General of India, Dubai will organise a number of programmes in Dubai and northern Emirates involving local community , host Government and its various authorities such as Dubai Sports Gouncil and Dubai Municipality.
On October 2, 2019 (Wednesday), a Walk for Peace and Tolerance will be organised at 6 AM at Zabeel Park. All peoples from different nationalities and all Indian nationals are welcome to join the Walk and also participate in 4 kms race around Zabeel Park at sharp 6 AM. Winners of these races will be given prizes of return ticket to visit India by Air India and also other attractive prizes. There will be a small Gandhi Bhajan and meditation session outside Gate No 4 of the Zabeel Park.
After the Walk/Run, there will be painting and debate competition in the Consulate among school children from 0930 hrs onwards. More details can be obtained from our Education Wing (edu ubai ea ov n). In the following months, there will be competitions for school children in various categories for Skit
,inter school quiz as well as short video making competition in which children are encouraged to participate and details may be sought from the Education Wing of the Consulate.
In the morning itself various schools in Dubai and Northern Emirates will organise a workshop for students to assemble solar study lamps. We are distributing 200 solar kits free of costs to different schools and CG will be visiting Indian school Sharjah, Boys wing at 1030 Hrs to encourage and witness students who will be assembling solar kits, It is worth mentioning that more than 1000 students will be assembling solar lamps in the premises of Sharjah Indian School , Boys Wing from 0800 hrs onwards.
In the evening, the Consulate will hold the programme to remember Gandhiji where all community members are invited, The programme will consist of speech of Consul General Vipul, Gandhi Bhajan and best debate demonstration in the competition, followed by award ceremony for winners for Race, school competitions etc.
On Friday, October 4, 2019, Indian Consulate in association with Indian Association Ajman will be holdlng a Cycle Rally which wlll start from Indian Association new complex from 0800 Hrs. Consul General Vipul will flag off the cycle rally to commemorate this rally to Mahatma Gandhi.
Several other organisations have also confirmed celebrating Gandhi Jayanti this week, IBPC Dubai will also be celebrating Gandhi Jayanti on Oct 5, 2019.
In the following weeks, Consulate will also organise a special exhibition on work, principles and life of Mahatma Gandhi and this exhibition will be displayed at different locations in Dubai and northern Emirates, details of which will be shared in due course.
There will also be some interesting quizzes on various FM channels this week, who have partnered with us, where the RJs will interact with listeners as to how much they know about life and principles of Gandhiji and will be given cash prizes/gift hampers.
A number of other activities are also lined up to implement in the weeks to come, in Dubai and northern Emirates, details for which will be shared in due course.
We sincerely look forward to large participation in the above events not only from Indian nationalities but from different nationalities to show solidarity to the principles of peace, non-violence and tolerance, the principles for which both India, UAE and the world at large striving for in current times.