Indian Arrival in Jamaica

THE GLEANER, FRIDAY, APRIL 23, 2021 | www.jamaica-gleaner.com | A9 THE GLEANER, FRIDAY, APRIL 23, 2021 | www.jamaica-gleaner.com | A8 INDIAN ARRIVAL DAY FEATURE INDIAN ARRIVAL DAY FEATURE 8 World Hindi Day: The World Hindi Day was celebrated with the Indian community on January 10, 2021, at the Indian High Commission. The community participated enthusiastically in the celebrations. Mahatma Gandhi Birth Anniversary To mark the 152nd birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, the Indian High Commission members garlanded the statue of Mahatma Gandhi at the UWI Campus. The High Commission also donated a set of 50 books on Indian philosophy to the university on the occasion. Tomark India’s Republic Day on January 26, 2021, the Indian High Commission conducted 13 simultaneous medical camps across nine parishes of Jamaica on January 31, 2021, in collaboration with Indian doctors, nurses, pharmaceutical companies, mayors and custodes, the Seventh-day Adventist Church and other partners. More than 1,400 Jamaicans attended the medical camps that offered free medical tests, free consultation and free essential medicines. Tomark India’s RepublicDay on January 26, 2021, the IndianHighCommission conducted 13 simultaneousMedical Camps across 9 parishes of Jamaicaon January 31, 2021, in collaboration with Indian doctors, nurses, pharmaceutical companies, mayors and custodes, the Seventh-day Adventist Church and other partners. More than 1,400 Jamaicans attended the medical camps that offered free medical tests, free consultation and free essential medicines. High Commissioner HE R. Masakui facilitated the eldest members of the Jamaican-Indian community and also honoured the recipients of the Indian Diaspora Award, Hon Kenny Benjamin and Dr Guna Muppuri, on the occasion of Indian Diaspora Day celebrations (January 9, 2021). High Commissioner HE R. Masakui facilitated the eldest members of the Jamaican-Indian community and also honoured the recipients of the Indian Diaspora Award, Hon Kenny Benjamin and Dr Guna Muppuri, on the occasion of Indian Diaspora Day celebrations (January 9, 2021). High Commissioner HE R. Masakui facilitated the eldest members of the Jamaican-Indian community and also honoured the recipients of the Indian Diaspora Award, Hon Kenny Benjamin and Dr Guna Muppuri, on the occasion of Indian Diaspora Day celebrations (January 9, 2021). India gifted more than 5 tonnes of pharmaceuticals and medical equipment worth J$13.5 million to the Government of Jamaica for combating the COVID pandemic on February 26, 2021. The gift contained essential medicines and equipment like paracetamols, vitamins, PPEs, gloves, thermometers, etc. (pharma) India gifted more than 5 tonnes of pharmaceuticals and medical equipment worth J$13.5 million to the Government of Jamaica for combating the COVID pandemic on February 26, 2021. The gift contained essential medicines and equipment like paracetamols, vitamins, PPEs, gloves, thermometers, etc. (pharma) A gift from the people and the Government of India – A gift of 50,000 ‘Made in India’ COVID- 19 vaccine shots arrived in Kingston on March 8, 2021. Prime Minister the Most Hon Andrew Holness, Health Minister Hon Christopher Tufton, Foreign Minister Senator Kamina Johnson Smith and High Commissioner HE R. Masakui received the consignment at the airport. (vaccine) A gift from the People and the Government of India – A gift of 50,000 ‘Made in India’ COVID- 19 vaccine shots arrived in Kingston on March 8, 2021. Prime Minister the Most Hon Andrew Holness, Health Minister Hon Christopher Tufton, Foreign Minister Senator Kamina Johnson Smith and High Commissioner HE R. Masakui received the consignment at the airport. (vaccine) The Indian High Commission repatriated more than 100 members of the Indian community from Jamaica to India during the COVID-19 crisis. This included arranging a special charter flight fromMontego Bay to New Delhi that carried more than 70 people. (vbm) To mark India’s Republic Day on January 26, 2021, the Indian High Commission conducted 13 simultaneous medical camps across nine parishes of Jamaica on January 31, 2021, in collaboration with Indian doctors, nurses, pharmaceutical companies, mayors and custodes, the Seventh-day Adventist Church and other partners. More than 1,400 Jamaicans attended the medical camps that offered free medical tests, free consultation and free essential medicines. he colours of the Indian flag flying freely on National Day. PICTORIAL

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