Muscat – H.E. Amit Narang, Ambassador of India to Oman, was the chief guest of the Eid Milan program at the ISC, which was attended by close to a thousand community members.
The Ambassador addressed the gathering and greeted the Indian diaspora that had gathered together to celebrate Eid Al Fitr.
Suhail Khan, honorary Entertainment Secretary at ISC Oman, welcomed the guests and extended Eid greetings to the attendees on behalf of the Eid Milan organising committee.
Leading businessman and philanthropist Dr P. Mohammed Ali gave a motivational speech and stressed on the bonds of universal brotherhood, peace and harmony.
Dr Zia Ur Rahman presented a talk on ‘Understanding Our Differences and Embracing Our Similarities’, enlightening the audience with his interesting views.
Shabbir Boxwala offered a vote of thanks and expressed his gratitude to all those who supported and contributed towards the success of the program.
On the sidelines of the event, Eid related cultural programs were performed by members of various linguistic wings. Humera Salman was the emcee for the evening and kept the audience glued to their seats with her anchoring skills, anecdotes and shayari (Urdu poetry).
There were food counters from across Indian states, offering delicacies that included Haleem, masala pindi, malabar cutlet, and other savories and snacks. The highlight of the evening was the Sheer Khurma – a popular vermicelli based sweet dish made on the occasion of Eid.
The festive atmosphere was enhanced with spot prizes and a quiz show, conducted by Tufail Ahmed. Special arrangements were made for ladies wanting to adorn their hands with henna as well as face painting for children, which was undertaken by Jemima Zaheer.
Organising team members Shameer PTK, Sanjit Kanojia, Mariam Cherian, Fayaz Hasanair, Dr Wasifuddin and Siddique Hasan ensured all arrangements were in order.
The program gave an opportunity to Indian community members to meet and greet each other on the joyous occasion of Eid Al Fitr. It created a family ambience for people living far away from their dear ones.