A fun and food festival, organised by Indian Social Club’s (ISC) charity wing, was recently held at Al Falaj Hotel. The main attraction at the event was the recreation of a 'mini India'.
Bridget Ganguly, convenor of ISC's charity wing, said, “As the message 'Together we can' suggests, the event brought together people from different communities. We could reach out to many people in society who need help.” There were activities such as a food festival, music, dance, games, nail art and henna.
Jewellery, bags, paintings and handicrafts were also on sale, the organisers said. 'Mini India' was recreated with the participation of ISC's linguistic wings. Traditional costumes and food items from each region in India were showcased at the venue.
ISC’s Kerala wing won the first prize in the food category, followed by the Bengali wing. In the non-food category, the 'Go Green' stall by the Tamil wing won the first prize while Hema Kanan came second for her display of Tanjore paintings. A special prize was given to the Uttaranchal wing for its efforts. Proceeds will go towards emergency medical needs of low-income workers in Oman.