(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) The Indian Business and Professional Council (IBPC) has donated Dh100,000 to Al Noor Training Centre Dubai to help the non-profit organisation overcome financial challenges.
The IBPC held its annual Suhoor at Al Noor Training Centre on Sunday to support the organisation, where around 250 students are undergoing training with more than half of them from India.
"Ramadan is a month of giving and tolerance. The Indian community's prosperity here shows tolerance towards the Indian community and opportunities that this country offers for all of us. By marking 'the Year of Tolerance', the UAE has shown the way to the world," Vipul, consul general of India in Dubai, said while addressing the IBPC Suhoor on Sunday.
Mohan Valrani, governing board member of IBPC, proposed that the council should hold its annual Suhoor in Al Noor Training Centre to help it overcome funding constraints. "We will call it 'IBPC - a Day of Giving'. We hope to increase the contribution towards Al Noor next year," said Valrani.
Mirza Al Sayegh, an IBPC patron, said that the UAE will always be a place to live and work in harmony as over 200 nationalities already live and work here.
"Let us build our countries - the UAE and India - together and work jointly for the betterment of our communities," Al Sayegh said while addressing the IBPC members.
Nimish Makvana, president of the IBPC, said that tolerance has been a focus in the UAE even before 2019 was declared as the "Year of Tolerance".
"The 'Year of Tolerance' embodies the approach adopted by the UAE since its establishment to be a bridge of communication between the people of the world and their various cultures, in an environment of openness and respect that rejects extremism and promotes coexistence," said Makvana.
Khalid Al Halyan, chairman of Al Noor Training Centre, thanked the IBPC for the support. Al Halyan said the centre faces a deficit of Dh9 million every year and urged communities living in the UAE to come forward and support the centre. He assured that the centre is fully audited and that people can check its financial reports on its website.