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Photos: Consular staff pays tribute as Indian diplomat Vipul leaves Dubai

Sahim Salim/Dubai
Filed on July 12, 2020 | Last updated on July 12, 2020 at 05.56 am
Photos, Consular staff, pays, tribute, Indian diplomat, Vipul, leaves, Dubai

(Picture retrieved from @cgidubai/Twitter)

The diplomat is leaving after a three-year stint that began in May 2017.

Emotional scenes unfolded as the Indian consular staff in the UAE bid adieu to outgoing Consul-General of India to Dubai, Vipul. The diplomat is leaving after a three-year stint that began in May 2017.

Photos posted on Twitter on Saturday by the Consulate General of India, Dubai, show staff pay tribute to the outgoing consul-general.

"An emotional farewell to CG Vipul as he leaves Dubai to Headquarters, leaving a deep imprint of his ever accessible, smiling and caring and efficient approach in all sphere of work (sic)," the Indian consulate tweeted. "Bon Voyage Vipul Sir and Kirti Ma'am (Vipul's wife) ... we will miss you."

Comments on the post capture just how popular the outgoing diplomat is.

Captain Sanjay Prashar tweeted: "We Seafarers will miss you most ... Your voluminous work for seafarers will be remembered for generations."

Bala S.Kumar said: "He certainly made a significant contribution to the Indian community especially in these times and will be missed. Wishing him and his family the very best for their future."

In an interview with Khaleej Times, Vipul had said that he enjoyed "every bit" of his tenure in Dubai. "There are two issues that I have focused on, more than the others - community, and trade and investment. I have been able to experience a very good partnership and friendship with the UAE, and go back very satisfied with it. The exchange of visits by the UAE and Indian leadership is a testament to the wonderful friendship the two countries share. For a diplomat, there is nothing bigger than that," he had said.

Aman Puri, who is currently in charge of the Indian Consulate in Birmingham, UK, will take charge as the next Consul-General of India in Dubai in mid-July.

sahim@khalejtimes.com 


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