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VP and Indian PM exchange greetings
By A Staff Reporter November 08, 2018
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DUBAI: Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum greeted Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Diwali in Hindi and English. It was celebrated on Wednesday in north India.

Modi reciprocated Sheikh Mohammed’s greetings in Arabic and English.

Sheikh Mohammed on Twitter said, “On behalf of the people of the UAE, I wish Narendra Modi and all who are celebrating Diwali a happy and joyful festival. May the light of love and hope shine on us all. I encourage you to share your pictures of Diwali celebrations in the United Arab Emirates! #UAEDiwali.”

“Thank you for the splendid Diwali wishes, Your Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum. Wishing you a Happy Diwali as well. Your personal commitment towards robust India-UAE relations adds great strength to our bilateral ties. @HHShkMohd.”

Both the leaders’ messages have gone viral on social media platforms.

 
Al Seef, the waterfront promenade by Meraas will join hands with the Dubai Festivals & Retail Establishment, Dubai Police and the Consulate General of India for a mega celebration of Diwali, the. This is the first time that the residents of Dubai will witness Diwali being celebrated on such a grand scale, with the participation of officials from different government and corporate bodies.

The 10-day-long festivities started on Nov.1, including live Bollywood and Bhangra performances on stage, a major firework display at the Dubai Creek, a Guinness World Record attempt for the most number of people lighting up LED lights in a relay, as well as a display of super cars and marching bands performance by Dubai Police.
 

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