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Indian community role in development and strategic partnerships with Oman lauded

Eminent audience during Ambassador Indra Mani Pandey's reception

Muscat, Feb 25 (UITV)- Ambassador Indra Mani Pandey lauded Indian community role in the development of close ties and strategic partnerships between two countries at a reception for the Indian community in Oman.

Pandey particularly appreciated the role play by Indian Social Clubs in capital Muscat and other cities, social workers and other community organizations in meeting social, cultural and educational and other needs of the community.

He also invited community members to participate in various development schemes launched by the Indian government, such as ‘Make in India’, ‘Skill India’, ‘Digital India’, ‘Clean India’ and others. He also spoke about the various initiatives taken by the government to forge close ties with the Indian diaspora.

Indian constitute almost 16% of Oman’s total population of 3.6 million, the largest expatriate community in Oman. Almost 25% of them are unskilled workers, 30% of them comprises semi-skilled and 35% are the skilled ones. The rest 10% consist of professionals. There are around over 2,000 Indian doctors in Oman, who work in different hospitals and Healthcare centers of the country.

Pandey reiterated the commitment of Indian government in promoting the welfare of Indian communities abroad and also referred to the successful launch of MigCall Mobile App, which has enabled thousands of Indian workers in the Gulf countries to connect to Indian Embassies and Consulates in case they need assistance.

The Indian embassy will be organizing the annual ‘ITEC Day’ on February 29, 2016 at the embassy auditorium. It is expected to be attended by a large number of ITEC alumni and representatives of the government of Oman, officials and media, en embassy release said.