'India Festival' in UAE set to attract over 30,000 people
The third edition the 'India Festival', a cultural and entertainment event that is organised by the Indian Social and Cultural Centre (ISC) in Abu Dhabi, is expected to attract more than 30,000 visitors, organisers of the event have said.
They confirmed that the three-day event will be held at the ISC premises in Al Mina area from December 6 to 8, and added that a part of the proceeds of the occasion would be used to help illegal Indian workers, who will be seeking amnesty declared by the UAE Ministry of Interior.
"The help to the amnesty seekers will be part of the charity work to be conducted by the centre with the proceeds from the event," Thomas John, the honorary president of the ISC, told Gulf News.
According to the report, the entry ticket for all three days costs Dh 15, which includes a chance to win a car (Peugeot 208) and 50 other prizes in a mega raffle.
Over 100 artists from India and the UAE will perform on the three days, while M.K. Lokesh, the Indian Ambassador to the UAE will be the chief guest for the inaugural ceremony on December 6, the report said.
Cultural troupes from Sri Lanka, Indonesia and Philippines will also take part in the festival, it added.