This artistic skill has been passing on from generation to generation, said Smita Pant, deputy head of the mission at the Indian Embassy in Abu Dhabi while inaugurating "Indian Handicraft Fair" organised by the embassy in association with the Indian Business and Professional Group (IBPG) in Abu Dhabi and Indian Pavilion at Global Village in Dubai.
Padmanabha Acharya, president of the IBPG who welcomed the gathering, said the event would facilitate networking opportunities for artisans from India to expand their business in the UAE.
Padmnabha Acharya, President Indian Business & Professional Group, Abu Dhabi said that IBPG
was honored to promote khadi and to partner with the Embassy of India.
Padmnabha Acharya, president, Indian Business & Professional Group, Abu Dhabi, said IBPG
was honoured to promote khadi and to partner with the Embassy of India.
Indian National Congress President Rahul Gandhi during the IBPG meeting at Dusit Thani hotel in Abu Dhabi.
Sam Pitroda, president of the Indian Overseas Congress, also addressed the gathering along with B.R Shetty, chairman of IBPG; Yousuf Ali M.A., vice-chairman of IBPG, Padmanabha Acharya, president of IBPG; Y.
M.A Yousuf Ali, Vice Chairman of IBPG, urged Non-Resident Indians (NRIs) , especially Keralites, to extend their all possible support for the reconstruction of the state.
Sudhir Kumar Shetty, president of the IBPG executive committee, while welcoming the guests to the gathering, said it the group's privilege to host the Kerala Chief Minister.
"More than 200 prominent businessmen, including Indians and other nationals, will attend the event," Dr B.R Shetty, chairman of the IBPG
, told Gulf News.
"This national festival will be celebrated every year in future," Shaikh Nahyan said at the programme at Umm Al Emarat Park, organised by the Indian Business and Professional Group (IBPG) in cooperation with the Ministry of Tolerance and the Indian Embassy in Abu Dhabi.
B.R Shetty, chairman of IBPG, welcomed the gathering.
The UAE-India Cultural Celebrations Initiative was launched at a ceremony by the UAE Ministry of Culture and Knowledge Development, the Indian Business and Professional Group (IBPG
) and the Indian Embassy.