The Embassy of India in Kuwait organized an ‘Embassy Familiarization Visit’ on the occasion of Teacher’s Day (September 5, 2022). Over 200 Indian students attended the event. The focus of the event was to educate students about the functions of the Embassy.
In his opening remarks, H.E. Mr. Sibi George, Ambassador of India to Kuwait, addressed the occasion of Teacher’s Day, which is celebrated on the occasion of the birth anniversary of the former President of India, Dr. S. Radhakrishnan.
The Ambassador welcomed the students and teachers to the embassy and expressed his pleasure at the school’s active participation in the celebration of the 60th anniversary of diplomatic relations with Kuwait and the celebration of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsak. He said the Familiarization Visit’s effort is to give students an overview of what the embassy does and to make them stakeholders in promoting Indian culture and arts in Kuwait. I emphasized this to my students.
The Ambassador made the students aware of India’s rise as a great power and highlighted the current efforts to transform India into Aatmanirbhar Bharat under the leadership of the Indian Prime Minister. He highlighted the many scientific achievements India has made in recent years, such as made-in inventions.
India’s vaccine against Covid 19 and achievements in the space sector such as the Mangalyaan and Chandrayaan missions.
He emphasized that India is leading the world in finding solutions to the challenges of climate change. For example, India’s initiative to establish the International Solar Alliance (ISA) with over 100 countries as members. India also has the country’s largest vaccination with over 2 billion doses to fight the Covid 19 pandemic. The ambassador also highlighted the role the embassy played in conducting NEET, NATA and JEE exams for the first time in Kuwait, helping hundreds of Indian students during the pandemic. Emphasized that for all Indians in Kuwait, the Embassy has always been home and away from home.
During the event, a video documentary was screened and a virtual tour of the Embassy was held with a focus on the work of the Indian Embassy and a glimpse into India’s beauty.
In addition, the second secretary (education) made a presentation on the theme of “Introduction to Civil Servants”. Focused on exam patterns, eligibility criteria, and requirements to become a civil servant.
The event was well attended by students. After the event, the students took a tour of the embassy grounds, saw how the embassy actually works, and interacted with the staff.