Dubai, Jan 8: Emirates India Fraternity Forum organised a programme to create awareness among expatriates regarding the amnesty being offered by the UAE government. A large number of expatriate workers took part in the programme organized under the slogan ‘Be Loyal to UAE; Make Use of Amnesty’ at Karama Dubai.
Nasir Hussain, President of Emirates India Fraternity Forum in his welcome address conveyed his sincere thanks to rulers of UAE, for providing amnesty scheme as a golden opportunity to the expatriates who are overstaying in UAE , either to regularise their visa status or leave the country by out pass. He appealed the gathering to campaign about the Amnesty Scheme and to assist the people to leave to their home country. Pamphlets in different languages highlighting the importance of Amnesty and its procedures, was distributed on this occasion.
On the same occasion a grand reception was given to Social Democratic Party of India (SDPI) Karnataka State General Secretary Abdulla Hannan.
Speaking as a chief guest Mr Hannan touched upon the political situation in India, specially minorities.
He said even after 65 years of Independence, the ruling parties in India have utilised minorities as their vote bank and done nothing for the uplift of the community. Many a times the government has appointed different commissions to look after the situations of minorities community such as Sachar Commission, Ranganath Mishra commission etc, But till date they have not yet implemented any of the suggestions of these commissions.
He envisioned that SDPI will work towards the progress of all Muslims, Christians and Dalits in future. “Seeing current situation of Muslims, the Government should implement the commission report. May all the people understand the ground reality that is enough for social change with explanation,” he said.
Guest of the programme Maulana Ibrahim Sahib Gangolli praised the various social welfare schemes conducted by EIFF and prayed The Almighty Allah to grant them the strength and energy to conduct many more such schemes for the benefit of people. He also stressed to guide everybody for good deeds and prevent the bad things may Allah guide all of us to right path of life.
The programme concluded with vote of thanks by Badruddin Hentar. Ershad Udupi recited Quran in the beginning.
Make use of amnesty, expatriates told