The Indian Cultural Center (ICC) has recently carried out several activities and initiatives to commemorate World Environment Day. Awards and certificates of appreciation were distributed at a closing ceremony.
ICC Secretary General Krishna Kumar led the day’s agenda.
The main guest of the evening was Dr R Seetharaman, who addressed the gathering.
S Xavier Dhanraj, First Secretary and Coordinator of the ICC at the Embassy of India, spoke on this occasion. The guests together with ICC President, PN Babu Rajan presented certificates and prizes to all participants and winners.
As part of ‘Aazadi ka Amrit Mohatsav’, the ‘World Environment Day‘ was originally scheduled for one week but has been extended due to various activities and events run by ICC and other associated organizations (AOs).
A tree planting in Mamoura Park was started by Indian Ambassador Dr Deepak Mittal and Dhanraj.
At the ICC premises, Padma Karri, Second Secretary of the Indian Embassy, planted saplings as the main guest.
ICC also distributed trees and saplings to Indian schools, shared exclusive messages from top environmentalists, and held essay contests for students.
The essay contest was organized and managed by Anish George Mathew, Public Relations and Premises Manager, who then presented the details of the contest and announced the winners.
The first position was won by Subhashree Ganeshan. Faheema Abdul Karim was the first runner-up. The two winners were from the international school of Al Khor.
The second runner-up was Miftah Ul Falah from Bhavan Public School.
Mohan Kumar, Head of Internal Activities, announced the details of the insurance scheme and distributed 30 life insurance certificates to Indian gardeners.
Two young girls received medals for the karate competition organized by the Qatar Olympic Committee and the Qatar Karate Federation. Tiara Bakshi, won the bronze medal of the Qatar Virtual Karate Tournament. Sivada Manu has won the bronze medal in the Qatar National Online Karate Tournament.
Sajeev Satyaseelan, Head of AOs, briefed on the activities of affiliated organizations namely: Varkala Non-Resident Association, Karnataka Sanga Qatar, Tulu Koota Qatar, Kerala Women’s Initiative Qatar and Bunts Qatar.
Tulu Koota Qatar was announced as the best performer for their week-long activities and received a plaque. Chaithali S Shetty, President of Tulu Koota Qatar, and Navin Shetty Iruvail, Secretary General, received the remembrance.
Subramanya Hebbagelu, Vice President of ICC, offered a vote of thanks.