NEW DELHI: It is heart-warming to witness that people from all faiths, backgrounds came together to celebrate a grand and a wonderful inter-faith gathering.
On 21st May 2018, the Sikh community in Dubai, hosted ‘inter-faith, multi-cultural ‘Iftar’ at the Guru Nanak Darbar Sikh temple and the members of the Christian, Baha’i and Hindu communities stood side-by-side with their Muslim brothers and sisters and sat together to enjoyed their fulfilling meals.
The event was graced by the presence of many senior ministry officials and diplomats from various countries and departments. Dr Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, Minister of Environment and Climate Change; Dr Omar Al Muthanna, CEO, Licensing and Monitoring Sector, Community Development Authority (CDA); and Mirza Al Sayegh, director of office of Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai and Minister of Finance were among others present at the gurudwara, reported Khaleej Times.
Speaking to Khaleej Times, Dr Zeyoudi expressed his happiness. “I am very thankful to the Gurudwara for arranging this wonderful and diverse Iftar. It is an honour to have such vibrant communities here in Dubai, especially an establishment that remembers the needs and requirements of all people. With events like this, we are truly celebrating the spirit of Ramadan, which is the month of working together as human beings and coming together as communities.”
Dubai’s Gurudwara has been hosting Iftar get-together every year since 2013 & has welcomed not only Muslims & Sikhs but also members of other faiths. This year the Hon’ble Minister of Climate Change & Environment, Dr. @ThaniAlZeyoudi joined the Iftaar hosted by Sikhs #Ramadan pic.twitter.com/pIZdtiEy7H
— Harjinder Singh Kukreja (@SinghLions) May 22, 2018
The event is an excellent example of inter-faith harmony that exists among different communities living in Dubai.