The Festival of Lights, Diwali, illuminated the Etisalat Academy in Dubai as Friends of India (FOI) hosted the grand Deepavali Utsav 2023. Sponsored by Servo and Indian Oil, the celebration drew an unprecedented crowd of 10,000 attendees, primarily families, all uniting under the theme of ‘Unity in Diversity.’
Over the past decade, the Deepavali Utsav celebrations in UAE have grown in stature, and this year’s event exceeded all previous editions. The central theme, “Unity in Diversity,” epitomized India’s cultural richness and received support from the Consulate General of India, with title sponsorship by Servo, India’s leading lubricant brand from Indian Oil Corporation Ltd. Consul General of India, Satish Kumar Sivan, inaugurated the event, along with S Venkatesh and Viswajith N Nambiar from FOI. Bollywood actress John Abraham, and the musical maestro, Stephen Devassy, also graced the occasion.
The event also saw the launch of two premium Servo Lubricants, specially tailored for the Middle East market, by Indian Oil Corporation Ltd, with Star Brand Ambassador John Abraham leading the ceremony.
With over 10,000 UAE residents and tourists, accompanied by their families, the Deepavali Utsav 2023 was a resounding success. The event featured live performances by renowned artists, representing various languages, alongside traditional Indian games and folk dance performances from over 15 Indian states. Food stalls offered culinary delights from various regions of India, creating a multicultural feast for the senses.
The FOI Servo Deepavali Utsav 2023 epitomized India’s cultural diversity, celebrating unity in diversity, and brought the warmth and spirit of Diwali to the heart of the UAE, leaving a lasting impression on all who attended.