RIYADH — The Janadariyah 2018, the national cultural festival of Saudi Arabia, held recently in Riyadh, remained a great success thanks to the valuable contribution of Indian community from different walks of life.
This year India was invited by Saudi authorities as guest of honour country for the cultural event.
The Indian business community in Saudi Arabia felicitated the Indian Ambassador, Embassy officials, businessmen and volunteers for their relentless contributions and services to make the Janadariyah 2018 a huge success.
Speaking on this occasion the Indian Ambassador Ahmed Javed attributed the success of the event to the dedication and team work of the Embassy staff and volunteers who worked round the clock.
“Due to the collective efforts we have set up a great pavilion displaying the greatness and variety of India. India’s growth story, technical advancement, traditional folk dances, Bollywood performances and state pavilions with sprinkling of localized flavors attracted the huge crowd of Saudis and other expatriates. It increased the level of curiosity among visitors to such an extent that the number of visas issued by Indian Embassy increased in huge number,” he said.
While speaking on the occasion the Deputy Chief of Mission at the Indian Embassy, Dr. Suhel Aijaz Khan said, “being the guest of honor country with huge pavilion we got an opportunity to display many attractions. Yoga was demonstrated every day and it attracted the interest of many Saudis. Best of the diverse Indian culture was displayed by the different states.”
Eng. Mohammed Abdul Nayeem, Chairman, Organizing Committee and General Manager, Masah Co., said that Janadariyah offered a great platform to the Indian business community to display their success and achievement in the Kingdom.
The members of the organizing committee comprising T. Srinivasan, Eng. Mohammed Abdul Nayeem, Eng. Mohammed Shakeel, CEO Nawazinda Telecom Technologies Co. Ltd. and Dr. Mohammed Ashraf Ali jointly presented the memento of appreciation to the Indian Ambassador Ahmed Javed.
Indian Ambassador also presented plaques of appreciation to the business community and Indian embassy officials and the members of the Managing Committee who participated in Janadariyah.
Many prominent Saudi businessmen attended the event including Dr. Abdullah Al Maglouth, Chairman Al Maglouth Group and head of investment committee at Riyadh Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Dr. Said Al Rabiah Chairman Al Rabiah Group and RGTT, Ibrahim Al Mojel, Chairman Al Mojel Group and many others.
Event Coordinator, Managing Committee Member and the man behind the event Dr. Mohammed Ashraf Ali proposed the vote of thanks.