Sunday, 16 May 2021
Oman-India Sports Meet 2018, an event to mark India's 70th anniversary of India's independence was formally inaugurated by H E Sheikh Khalid bin Omar bin Said al Marhoon, Minister of Civil Services.

Oman-India Sports Meet 2018 inaugurated with enthusiasm

The function was attended by H E Indra Mani Pandey, Ambassador of India to the sultanate, Said Othman al Balushi, secretary common and CEO of Oman Football Association, Ahmed Jhedmy, director of Sports in the Ministry of Sports Affairs and other dignitaries.

The Minister of Civil Services in his inaugural address thanked the Indian Embassy for organising such a huge sporting occasion which will market excellent will among Omani and Indian individuals.

The Ambassador of India in his address to the audience highlighted that Oman India Sports Meet is the largest sporting occasion organised in Oman among Omani and Indian nationals and will open the new region of creating the buddies and bond of adore much more stronger among the individuals of each nations. He thanked the Ministry of Sports for supplying outstanding assistance to the occasion.

Dr Satish Nambiar, chairman of Indian Social Club Oman, congratulated and appreciated the Malayalam Wing of ISC in organising such a mega sport occasion, which will supply possibilities for each Omani and Indian neighborhood in Oman to play collectively. Sports is a excellent region exactly where friendship can additional be created among each the communities. T Bhaskaran, convener of ISC Malayalam Wing, gave a detailed account of the six-month lengthy game events planned to take location in numerous sports grounds in the governorate of Muscat. He expressed his gratitude to the Ministry of Sports and other Government departments for the fantastic assistance for the project.

Suresh B Nair, chairman of Oman India Sports Meet, in his vote of thanks thanked His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said for the possibilities offered to the expatriate neighborhood in organising such events in Oman.

He wished His Majesty the Sultan peace, excellent heath and a lengthy life. As a token of appreciation, a unique memento brought from India was presented to H E Sheikh Marhoon, by H E Pandey.

Minister of Civil Services honoured V C Praveen, manager/owner of Gokulam Kerala Football team, and thanked him for sending his football team to Oman to play with the Omani team. The Indian Ambassador honoured Balushi with a memento, appreciating the assistance of OFA for the friendly football match among the going to Indian team and the neighborhood Omani team. Football, cricket, hockey, badminton, volley ball and atheletics games will commence from finish of May. The grand finale is scheduled for October 26 at Sultan Qaboos Sports Complex, when sports luminaries from India and Oman will be honoured.

Information Source: Muscat Daily

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