Visit of H.E the Ambassador of India to Sohar

Visit of H.E the Ambassador of India to Sohar

Dear Members,
The ambassador of India HE Anil Wadhwa and Mr Shri Chand, Counsellor visited Sohar yesterday and addressed an 'open house' at the Indian School, Sohar. The following points were highlighted by HE in his address:

1. Evacuation Plan: HE gave some details of the evacuation of Indian nationals from Sohar in case such a need arises. The evacuation will be through sea route. Indian Social Club will be one of the key agencies for co-ordination of such an effort. All the Indian Nationals should get registered with the Indian embassy through the online registration system.

2. Helping Indian Nationals: The Indian Nationals can seek assistance from Indian embassy on the following Helpline numbers: 24 Hour number: 24695981    Mobile number:  96530062 ( Mr Banerjee) . Anyone in a situation of emergency, specially pertaining to medical and legal issues ( for ex: being put behind bars) should contact the embassy as early as possible.

3.Elections: HE informed that the Indian Nationals can now take part and vote through the embassy whenever elections are held back in India. 
4. HE also informed that private schools are being allowed in the Sultanate of Oman to address the needs of the Indian population and to ease the burden on current schools.
5. Outsourcing of Passport and Visa: HE informed that these activities are being outsourced and this will add an additional burden of not more than 100-200bz per applicant.
HE touched upon several other subjects including salaries of expats ( for ex: doctors), minimum wages for Indian workers, improvement of bilateral trade between India and Oman.
There were two points raised by Indian Social Club: 
   a. More frequent visits of Embassy Officials to Sohar  
   b. Indian Consulate at Sohar
HE asked the ISC to send a time table and the visits will be planned accordingly. Regarding the Indian Consulate office, HE mentioned that this can not be done in the immediate future.

In case you want to get any further details, please get in touch with following committee members who attended the program:
1. Mr Ramesh TC    
2. Mr Sreekumar
3. Mr Mahadevan
4. Mr Rajesh
5. Dr Mahesh Mistry
6. Mr M S Jha

It is hoped that whenever the next 'Open House' takes place, more members will turn-up for a fruitful interaction.

Best regards to you all,
Sunil Sharma
General Secretary
Indian Social Club


Dear Friends,
This is to inform all of you that H.E Shri Anil Wadhwa, Ambassador of India to the Sultanate of Oman is visiting Sohar tomorrow on 5th May 2011.
On the request of the Indian Embassy and with the co-operation of the Management Committee of Indian School, Sohar an Open House has been organized in the premises of Indian School, Sohar tomorrow i.e. Thursday, 5th May 2011 for an interaction with H.E The Ambassador of India at 5 p.m.
H.E will address the Indian Community of Sohar and will take a few questions from the audience.
All those desirous to attend the interaction may please reach the venue well in time as seating is limited in the hall.
With warm regards
Dr Rajiv Tandon
Hon. Chairman,
Indian Social Club, Sohar
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