THE MOST FROM THE COAST !

..


 Coastweek website


XINHUA NEWS SERVICE REPORTS FROM THE AFRICAN CONTINENT

 

 

Kenya’s Indian Diaspora has been urged not to miss the historic welcome event for Indian Prime Minister Narendera Modi on 10 July 2016 by Dr. Manu Chandaria, the Convener of the Advisory Committee of the Karibu** Kenya Modiji Planning and Coordination Committee. **Welcome in Swahili

 

Kenya Indian Diaspora prepare to welcome Prime Minister Modi

NEW DELHI India -- Kenya’s Indian Diaspora has been urged not to miss the historic welcome event for Indian Prime Minister Narendera Modi on 10 July 2016 by Dr. Manu Chandaria, the Convener of the Advisory Committee of the Karibu** Kenya Modiji Planning and Coordination Committee, writes Swami Anand Kul Bhushan. **Welcome in Swahili

"We have played a significant role in Kenya’s development and want to create an image as builders of this nation.

"We are in our fifth generation in Kenya and yet some sections of the indigenous population are not aware of our role in the development of this nation – e must address that."
.

"PM Modi’s visit to Kenya will improve our prestige as people. We need him to create a face for us, better than what we have right now.

"And if we want to continue our presence in this region for another century, we must remain united as an Asian community and continue to contribute to development …that will open the door for the progress of our communities."

Dr. Manu Chandaria appealed to the Indian community to register themselves and motivate at least 10 of their friends and relatives as well.

"Let our numbers show our strength," said Dr.Chandaria who is a leading industrialist, community leader, and philanthropist honoured with numerous awards, including the Pravasi Bharitiya Samman.

Dr. Chandaria said, while launching registration portal, www.kenyawelcomesmodi.org, for this landmark event on 6 June,  the turnout would go a long way in repositioning the image of Indians in the minds of the Kenyan people.

 

Dr. Manu Chandaria, the Convener of the Advisory Committee of the Karibu (Welcome in Swahili) Kenya Modiji Planning and Coordination Committee | Coastweek

Dr. Manu Chandaria, the Convener of the Advisory Committee of the Karibu** Kenya Modiji Planning and Coordination Committee. ** Welcome in Swahili  PHOTO - COURTESY TU-K
.
All forms are verified by the relevant community organisations as submission does not guarantee free admission.

The application deadline is 18 June 2016 and about 10,000 have reportedly applied for the expected 20,000 strong audience.

The venue in Nairobi has not been disclosed yet due to security reasons as Kenya has suffered terror attacks in the past.

Kenya hosts one of Africa’s larger Indian Diaspora that waits in anticipation.

Indian Diaspora members from neighbouring countries are expected to attend this event.

Kenya has an estimated 80,000 Indians with 50,000 in Tanzania, around 20,000 in Uganda and 13,000 in Zambia.

Karibu Kenya Modiji brings together the Indian community in Kenya from diverse religious and social backgrounds, generations and regions.

Although Indians have sailed to East Africa for 2,000 years and established shops on this coast, the modern migration started with the building of the Uganda Railway in 1896 with around 2,500 workers.

More joined them over the years.

The vast majority of Kenyan Indians came from Gujarat with strong links with India.

Punjabis come next followed by other communities.

The Indian Diaspora in Kenya is diverse and there are several associations representing different communities, which run places of worship and schools.

The Hindu Council of Kenya is an umbrella body of Hindus and Sikhs; organisations of other communities of  Ismailis, Bohras and Goans among others, are also part of South Asians in Kenya.

Indians are also expected from neighbouring countries of Uganda, Tanzania, Burundi, Congo and Zambia.

The event is billed as ‘a must attend’ spectacle with a cultural show featuring the best of Indian and Kenyan African talent.

Of course, the highlight will be a landmark speech by Prime Minister Modi.

Karibu Kenya Modiji pays tribute to the deep ties between India and Kenya, highlighting the important contribution made by members of the Indian Diaspora in all walks of Kenyan life.

"Karibu Kenya Modiji is honoured to host this new global visionary who will give us a glimpse of India in the years to come as it forges new paradigms of growth and success for not just Asia but also the rest of the world," according to the organisers.
.

The ‘Karibu Kenya Modiji Organising Committee’ is an organisation promoting Kenya-India relations for communities, by communities.

The committee "pays tribute to the deep ties between India and Kenya, highlighting the formidable contribution made by members of the Indian Diaspora in all walks of life in Kenya."

The Modi speech on 10 July has been billed as Nairobi’s Diwali event of this year.

 
 

SEE ALSO:

Zarina Patel: Kenya Golden Century of Indian Journalism Saga

Close Encounter with Mohammed Ali by Swami Kul Bhushan

Cheetah in my lap: Kenya Safaris never stops surprising you!

Infinity needs to be highlighted in movie: 'Man Who Knew Infinity'

Over 105 tons of ivory burnt by Kenyans to save African elephants

Joginder Paul: Journey from imported husband to iconic author

Behind that enigmatic smile of a beautiful girl in an advertisement

PM Narendra Modi is still 'tops' among the Indian middle class

Splendid splash of colours and joy as 'Aussies' celebrate 'Holi'

Madad’ or Help for Overseas Indians now just a 'click' away

Legendary Lensman Steve McCurry on Fashion Shoot in Kenya

Osho's Unhurried Childhood: movie review of 'Rebellious Flower'

ARCHIVE:

 

New avatar unveiled for annual convention of the Indian Diaspora

Appoint Two NRIs to India’s Upper House - suggests Praful Patel

India Art Fair: Where to see and to be seen with Delhi arty crowd

Kul Bhushan: 'Alone with Dalai Lama in a Hall with 500 People ...'

'Maasai drink cow blood but don’t kill it' - suggests Hindu Leader

Click with your heart, not your brain, advises celebrated lensman

India host biggest meeting of African heads of State outside Africa

Joginder Singh really was a most successful Kenyan rally driver

Heroes Day: Kenya Indians flourished under President Kenyatta

London to give a rousing welcome to Indian Prime Minister Modi

'Geometry of Buddhas transport you into meditation' says Osho

Narendra Raval - From Priest, Palmist and Astrologer to Tycoon

Kul Bhushan: There is no Planet 'B' - This planet is all we have

Asish Thakker: From schoolboy trader to multi-business tycoon

From Africa to India - Kindness: The most cherished currency

Guru Purnima - Flight from Known to Unknown to Unknowable

Abdul Kalam was a scientist, a spiritualist, a poet and a humanist

Kenya Indian diaspora is delighted with President Obama's visit

Indian language words still flourish in East African 'lingua franca'

'Guru Purnima' often means 'Independence with Dependence'

We should pay homage to the mystic Paramhansa Yogananda

Indo-Australia relations on upswing after prime minister Modi trip

Mombasa youth develops robot that helps patients to walk again

Eat, Drink. Be Merry and Meditate often: That’s The New Man!

Indians advised to emulate tigers and help save our environment

Marking World Environment Day: From Metal Junk to Works of Art

Peepal Baba still going strong after planting twelve million trees

Minister Rudy addressing diaspora in Melbourne on 'Special Day'

Prime Minister Modi: 'Rock Star' woos and wows Indian Diaspora

Minister Priti Patel: From Uganda refugee parents to U.K. Cabinet

Super talented Hans Raj Hans enthralling, indeed intoxicating!

Kenyan architect Braz Menezes turned 'Hakuna Matata' author

Disciples perform Buddhist healing meditation for Nepal victims

Rock Star Modi Wows Canadians; Boosts Indo-Canadian Trade

British elections: Indian Voters can really make a big difference

High time 'path breakers' given their rightful place in history

Kenya Indian diaspora is delighted with Obama's July safari

Indians of Kenyan diaspora made their mark on World Stage

Source for pride: Indian budget charts road to social welfare

Vinod Khanna joins crowd at Osho World Book Fair Pavilion

Thoughts on celebrating annual UN International Women’s Day

We need to treat women with respect and ensure their freedom

 

Common mortals discover 'Polo' and the swish 'Polo Crowd'

Diaspora hope polls will sweep out deadwood in bureaucracy

What Delhi elections mean for the world wide Indian Diaspora

Lord Ranbir Singh Suri - From Mombasa to the 'House of Lords'

Tomorrow’s gizmos: Nothing earth shattering but very interesting

Increasing Diaspora interest in voting during the Indian elections

Mahatma Gandhi centenary dominates 2015 Diaspora Conference

East and West Merge in music celebration at Osho World galleria

'Feeling at Ease with Yourself': Guide to holistic health with Dr. Raj

Kenya Indian Father and Son Cricket Duo in ‘Believe It Or Not’ Act

Indians holding their heads high with Modi's state visit to Australia

Monument highlights sacrifices by Indian labourers in Mauritius

Praful Patel is a stalwart British Asian leader for many causes

Words of Wisdom: 'Light up with your own Light for this Diwali'

Sport Biopics: Hockey Wizard Dhyan Chand may score film 'Hit'

Narendra Modi opens doors to India with Diaspora 'goodies bag'

African roots and Indian DNA - Who is this actor Sir Ben Kingsley

Naked on the Net: You are always being tracked 24/7 on the web

Kul Bhushan: Kenya Hindus bring smiles to Nairobi African pupils

Kul Bhuhsan: Wish List to Modi Government from Indian Diaspora

In his own words: Why Idi Amin expelled Indians from Uganda?

Kul Bhushan: Overseas Indians keen to tune into Modi’s Speech

Independence Day: Overseas Indians showing pride in their roots

The tricolour unfurled with massive roar and ear-splitting fireworks

'Yes, We Can Succeed Here' declare Indian Management Gurus

Wake Up and Smell the Chai! ... Stop Cribbing, Start Contributing!

Life has become harder for section of Senior Indian civil servants

Documenting the long rise and sudden fall of Indians in Iraq

Nairobi host meeting of Cabinet Minister with overseas Indians

Overseas Indian visitors enjoy 'E' Visa and better pilgrimages

Kul Bhushan: Greatest English singer was Parsi from Zanzibar

Kantilal and Urmila Zhaveri joined fight for freedom in Tanzania

Multi talented Prime Minister Modi is 'the perfect man for India'

A change of guard - From Moribund India to ‘Modified’ Bharat

Kersi Rustomji: Indian 'Dukawallas' who helped build Eastern Africa

Doctor Vali Jamal is recording Uganda Asian Exodus for posterity

New Ugandan postal stamps mark centenary of Sikhs in country

Kul Bhushan: Simple guide to 'state-of-play' in Indian elections

Kul Bhushan on Indian polls: Politicians must perform or perish

'Deadly donkey route for entering Britain illegally' by Shamlal Puri

What Osho says about women… Let us celebrate Women’s Day!

Kul Bhushan: The Humour, Satire and Quirkiness of Indian Art

             

 

Remember: you read it first at coastweek.com !


 

TO ADVERTISE ON THIS WEB SITE:  www.coastweek.com
Please contact

MOMBASA - GULSHAN JIVRAJ, Mobile: 0722 775164 Tel: (+254) (41) 2230130 /
Wireless: 020 3549187 e-mail: info@coastweek.com

NAIROBI - ANJUM H. ASODIA, Mobile: 0733 775446 Tel: (+254) (020) 3744459
e-mail: anjum@asodia.co.ke

 
    © Coastweek Newspapers Limited               Tel: (+254) (41) 2230130  |  Wireless: 020 3549187  |  E-mail: info@coastweek.com