Diwali exemplifies the greatness of Indian culture, Says Sultan Al Hajji
Diwali is a special occasion for Indians all over the world. It is one of the celebration which Indians from all part of the world keep that close to their heart. Wherever Indians have a presence, they do never miss celebrating this festival of lights. Indian communities in the UAE are also busy with getting ready for Diwali. UAE is home to more than 2 million Indians which constitute the largest part of the expatriate community in the country. So, during Diwali, UAE will also be lit with the joyous mood it radiates.
Sultan Al Hajji,Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer of Total E&P UAE, is perhaps one of the senior and experienced UAE nationals to tell us about how UAE observes these Indian festivals. He is in a senior management role of a company which has staff from about 50 different nationalities. They speak about 25 different languages. So as he has to lead a workforce that has a mix of diverse culture, obviously including Indians, Sultan Al Hajji has an in-depth knowledge of India and its culture, tradition and festivities.
“Diwali signifies the victory of love over hatred, inclusion over exclusion, good over evil, knowledge over ignorance and light over darkness.This is an occasion to celebrate happiness and love. Diwali exemplifies the greatness of Indian culture”, he said to Narada News.
As a good reader and traveller, he cherishes several sweet memories about India. He always stays close to the Indian community in the UAE and has been a key speaker for several social programmes organised by the Indian community.
“This year and many years to come, let this Festival of Lights symbolise the love for each other. While we are exchanging gifts and enjoying mithai, don’t forget to show your passion for joy and life. Respect the different cultures and beliefs, and at the same time show compassion to those who are in need. Let’s uphold the values of tolerance and happiness on this year’s Diwali which is what the nation values these days.
Enjoy Diwali and enjoy every day in your life.” – this is Sultan Al Hajji’s message to all his Indian friends.