Indians in Qatar celebrate 5th International Day of Yoga with community get-togethers

Indians in Qatar celebrate 5th International Day of Yoga with community get-togethers

Indians in Qatar united in one accord to celebrate the 5th International Day of Yoga on June 21.

Assembling in large numbers in front of the iconic National Museum of Qatar (NMoQ) members of the Indian community joyfully embraced the spirit of Yoga in the early hours of the memorable day.

Indian Ambassador P. Kumaran was the chief guest and his presence encouraged people to participate in the fitness regime.

The impressive demonstration of Indian expats practicing yoga was organized by the Embassy of India in Doha jointly with Qatar Museums and other Indian community organizations registered under the patronage of the Indian Cultural Centre.

The demonstration was an excellent opportunity for supporters of yoga to showcase the importance of this exercise to others by underlining the benefits to mental, physical and spiritual well-being.

Yoga originated in India ages ago and is a traditional and ancient physical, mental and spiritual practice that focuses on the connection between the mind and the body.

There are multiple physical and mental benefits of yoga such as increased energy, improved metabolism, enhanced cardio and circulatory health, stress relief, calmness, and mental clarity, among others.

Led by the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Indian missions across the globe celebrated the International Day of Yoga with an unprecedented gettogether of like-minded yoga enthusiasts.

According to Manjri Saxena in the Gulf Times, “ We recently celebrated the fifth International Yoga Day in Qatar. It was a very well organised event that had good help from the volunteers. Thousands of people from different communities, including all age groups, gathered to mark the event.

Yoga has many benefits that go beyond maintaining physical well-being. It also has mental health benefits and can also help people in maintaining a balanced metabolism, apart from reducing stress and improved energy and vitality.

The main yoga event was conducted by a reputed instructor and all the people followed the instructions. It was quite a vision to see a mass yoga event taking place in Qatar”.

According to The Peninsula, the celebration was a part of the global commemoration of the International Day of Yoga and was held at National Museum of Qatar from 5 – 6 in the morning and at Qatar Sports Club Multi-Purpose Indoor Hall from 7 – 8 pm in the following evening.

Yoga camps and workshops were also held at Asian Town, Al Khor, and Sheikh Faisal Bin Qassim Al Thani Museum.

Dukhan recreational Centre hosted Yoga activities and many schools in Qatar also organised Yoga sessions during the week.

Yoga classes for Indian community-based in Al Khor were also organised by the community.

The various events in Qatar included Yoga demonstrations by experts and provided an opportunity for all to participate in sessions based on Common Yoga Protocol and comprised of various postures and breathing techniques, followed by meditation.

As a prelude to the celebration of the 5th International Day of Yoga, numerous workshops and also demonstrations in collaboration with well-known Doha based Yoga Studios were conducted by the Indian Embassy in last two months including workshops for students in various schools based in Doha.

The United Nations General Assembly on December 11, 2014, declared June 21 as the International Day of Yoga. Also on June 21, 2015, the first International Day of Yoga was celebrated worldwide.

Image Credit: https://twitter.com/IndEmbDoha/status/1143155142633623553

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Popular comedian regales the audience

Popular comedian regales the audience – By Entertainment Editor

The Al Mayassa Theater at Qatar National Convention Centre was filled with peals of laughter on Thursday night (13th June), as popular comedian Zakir Khan regaled the packed hall with his inimitable sense of humour.

The Indore born and raised stand-up comic related tales of his humble childhood, teenage years and love forlorn relationship with a city-bred, educated rich maiden.

Interconnecting the clashes and crushes of his rustic bringing up with the sophistication of his socialite girlfriend, Zakir drew out humour from both comic and tragic instances that played out during their ultimately failed relationship.

Revealing hilarious ‘inner secrets’ of the universally accepted only-boys-out-get-togethers and comparing it with how and what girls discuss during their meets, Zakir had the audience in splits as they easily related with real-life situations that reflected their own lives.

Taking the glued listeners on a rib-tickling ticketless train journey from his village bound home-town to the capital of India was an exhilarating experience interspersed with various comic tracks and funny anecdotes.

Zakir who started out as a writer scripting radio shows and poem in chaste Hindi/Urdu lingo proved the reason for the rise of his popularity by winning Comedy Central’s India’s third best stand-up comedian competition in 2012.

Zakir quipped Hindi idioms and couplets that have gained him the popular title of “Sakht launda”, (a guy with immense self-control) borrowed from his now famous punch line of the same name.

By the end of the show, as Zakir acknowledge the standing ovation,  one realized why he has over  three million subscribers on YouTube and is rated as one of India’s biggest stand-up comic in recent times.,

In contrast, the opening surprise act by Nishant Suri, an upcoming young comedian whose claim to fame is winning the prestigious Comicstaan, a popular comedy competition brought in a breath of fresh and infectious comedy.

Nishant who spoke mostly in Hinglish (a mix of English and Hindi) narrated many personal experiences and the instances of constantly being compared to his studious engineering graduated elder brother touched a relatable chord of sibling rivalry among many in the audience.

The programme named ‘Desi Comedy Nights’ was organised by Millennium Entertainment who have previously brought other famous Indian comedians to Qatar and one hopes will continue to entertain and enthrall South Asian expats here with many more such engaging shows.

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Mahatma Gandhi 150 – Indian Ambassador to Qatar HE P. Kumaran initiated a sapling planting initiative in the Embassy premises

Mahatma Gandhi 150 – Indian Ambassador to Qatar HE P. Kumaran initiated a sapling planting initiative in the Embassy premises

Mahatma Gandhi admired as one of the most inspirational and transformative leaders across the globe. Mahatma left us from our midst many decades ago. But his life and soul continue to animate humanity not only in India but also beyond the Indian boundary.

As announced by Government of India Mahatma Gandhi’s 150th Anniversary celebrated from 2 October 2019 to 2 October 2020. Union Government has also lined up events across the globe to commemorate the 150th birth anniversary year of Mahatma Gandhi. This initiative is primarily to propagate Mahatma Gandhi’s message at the National and International level. Events include,

  • Vegetarian Food Festival
  • Global Cycling
  • Promotion of khadi abroad as an “idea” and a “health solution”, and not just a “garment”

Click here to know the complete Gandhi 150 event calendar by Government of India.

As a part of the Mahatma Gandhi’s 150th celebration, On World Environment Day Ambassador to Qatar HE P. Kumaran initiated a sapling planting initiative in the Embassy premises. This initiative is in line with the saying of Mahatma “Be the Change you wish to see in the world

Mahatma Gandhi followed Ahimsa and non-violence. He taught us humanity, truth, and also wisdom. He showed us where there is love there is life. Let us all follow his path and make this world a beautiful place to live.

As stated in the website launched as a part of Gandhi 150th celebration,

A National Committee (NC) headed by Hon’ble President of India has been constituted for this purpose. This Committee includes Hon’ble Vice-President, Hon’ble Prime Minister, Chief Ministers of all states of the country, representatives from across the political spectrum, Gandhians, thinkers, and eminent persons from all walks of life. The NC will guide and approve policies/programmes/activities for the commemoration. Also, supervise the implementation of the decisions taken from time to time. An Executive Committee (EC) headed by Hon’ble Prime Minister with 19 members has also been constituted. The mandate of EC is to consider policies and lay down guidelines for the commemoration and chalk out the plan, programmes and activities under the commemoration. One meeting each of the National Committee and Executive Committee has been held on 2.5.2018 and 18.7.2018 respectively.

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Available seats in four Indian schools – Tweeted Indian Embassy on 19th April

On 19th of April, Indian Embassy on its Twitter posted that – As per our information, the number of seats available in various Indian schools in Doha as on date is as below:

https://twitter.com/IndEmbDoha/status/1119203021903286272

This information was published on 19th April 2019. Availability of seats could have changed now as many parents are looking for admissions are approaching schools every day.QatarIndians.com team did not verify the number of seats available in any of these schools. We request the parents to contact the schools directly and also get the updated information about the available seats

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As per the listed tweeted by Indian embassy, it shows 164 seats available for KG-1 and also 98 seats in KG 2 respectively. KG 1 & KG 2 seats are available in Scholars International School (100), Loyola International School (112) and Olive International School (50).

Loyola International School also has 231 seats available from grades 1 to 6.

Noble International School has 12 seats available in Grade 11 – Commerce group. Also they have 1 seat in Grade 7 and 10 seats in Grade 8.

Olive International School also has 28 seats from Grade 3 to 7. Also it has got 5 seats in Grade 9.

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Loyola International School

Noble International School

The Scholars’ International School

Olive International School

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Laughter is the Best Medicine – Get your dose in Qatar on the 26th of April

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Why laughter is the Best Medicine?

  • Laughter reduces stress hormone levels and creates a relaxed environment for both your mind and body
  • Laughter increases oxygen flow and helps relieve built up muscle tension
  • Laughing for 10-15 minutes can potentially burn up to 50 calories
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  • Laughter helps to combat all your negative emotions and keep a positive outlook

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Qatar Visa Centers in India (QVCs) – Five more added and now 7 centers in India – QVC’s are in 7 locations in India which includes Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Lucknow, Hyderabad, Chennai, and Kochi.

Document Attestation – You can do it at Indian Cultural Centre Qatar from 6th Apr 2019 – You can now submit documents for attestation at the Indian Cultural Center (ICC) Qatar. Earlier, people who have to do document attestation had to go to the Indian embassy at the West Bay area.

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Qatar Visa Centers in India (QVCs) – Five more added and now 7 centers in India

Qatar Visa Centers in India (QVCs) – Five more added and now 7 centers in India

Qatar Visa Centers in India (QVCs) were launched at New Delhi and also in Mumbai on 27th March & 29th March 2019 respectively. Likewise, MoI Qatar has opened five more centers now in India. With the new addition, now QVC’s are in 7 locations in India. Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Lucknow, Hyderabad, Chennai as well as Kochi are the QVC Centers in India. Qatar has opened five new visa centers in India as part of its project, launched last year, targeting eight labour-exporting countries.

The QVCs project has been successful in providing distinct services which streamline procedures for expatriates to work in the country and also facilitating all kinds of visa procedures in India itself. QVC’s provides Biometric Enrollment and also Medical Screening Services.

Qatar Visa Center in India – Location, Address and also Working Hours

Mumbai (Bandra East): 201/2, Hallmark Business Plaza, Sant Dyaneshwar Marg, Near Gurunanak Hospital, Bandra East, Mumbai – 400051
Chennai (Saligrammam): Shyamala Towers,1st Floor, East wing, 136 Arcot Road, Saligrammam, Chennai – 600 093
Delhi (Akshardham): Unit no 2, Lower ground floor, Parsvnath Mall, Akshardham Metro Station, Akshardham, New Delhi. 110092
Hyderabad (Telangana): Ground Floor, South Wing (Krishe Block), Krishe Sapphire Building, Hitech City Road, Madhapur, Hyderabad, Telangana, 500081.
Cochin (Edappally): Door No 38/4111/D, Ground Floor, National Pearl Star building, Near Changampuzha Park Metro Station, Edappally Cochin-682024, Kerala
Kolkata: Bengal Intelligent Park, Building Gamma, 1st Floor, Block-EP & GP, Sector-V, Salt Lake Electronics Complex, Kolkata – 700 091
Lucknow (Gomti Nagar): BBD Viraj Towers, 2nd Floor, TC G/1A – V/3 Vibhuti Khand, Shaheed Path, Gomti Nagar, Lucknow Pincode – 226010, Uttar Pradesh.

Qatar Visa Centers in India – Working Hours:

Biometric Enrollment: 08:30 HRS – 16:30 HRS
Medical Screening: 09:00 HRS – 17:00 HRS
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Telephone: +91 44 6133 1333
(Phone assistance is available from Monday to Friday between 08:30 HRS – 17:00 HRS)

Major Abdullah Khalifa Al Mohannadi, Director of the Visa Support Services Department at the General Directorate of Passports said that “QVCs project targets the opening of 20 service centers in eight countries. Sri Lanka, India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Philippines, Indonesia, Tunisia”. He also pointed out that QVCs are characterized by rapid completion of procedures for the residency of expatriates. As well as follow-up by the relevant authorities in Qatar. Reported thepeninsulaqatar.com

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Document Attestation – You can do it at Indian Cultural Centre Qatar from 6th Apr 2019

Document Attestation Services – You can do it at Indian Cultural Centre Qatar from 6th Apr 2019

Good news for the Indians living in Qatar. From 6th of April you can submit documents for attestation at the Indian Cultural Center (ICC) Qatar. Earlier, people who have to do document attestation had to go to the Indian embassy at the West Bay area.

This service at ICC Qatar will begin from Saturday (April 6, 2019) and will continue on every Saturday between 0900 to 1200 hrs until further notice.

This notification was announced by the Embassy of India Doha, Qatar on its Twitter handle @IndEmbDoha on 1st of April.

About ICC Qatar:

(Click here for location – ICC Qatar, Abu Hamour)

Indian Cultural Centre is the apex body of Indian expatriate community functioning under the patronage of Embassy of India for the purpose of advancement of social, and cultural activities of the Indian community in Qatar. ICC is also the platform to serve the interest of almost 600,000 Indians residing in Qatar. This Cultural body is also committed to promote the rich Indian culture among Qatari nationals and expatriate communities of all other nationalities living in Qatar. It also functions to support the Indian Embassy to strengthen the deep-rooted Indo-Qatar friendship and cultural relationship.

The consular desk at ICC offers the following services:

• Application for New Passport
• Passport Renewal
• Attestation of Birth Certificates (issued & attested by Govt. Organizations in
• India & Qatar)
• Other Miscellaneous Services.

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