Video: Dubai Police play Indian national anthem during Diwali celebrations

Dhanusha Gokulan (Principal Correspondent)/Dubai Filed on October 27, 2019 | Last updated on October 27, 2019 at 05.40 am
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Officers also sang the UAE's Ishy Bilady - Long Live My Country.

Delighting thousands of visitors at Dubai Festival City Mall, the Dubai Police band played the Indian national anthem for the Diwali celebrations titled 'Make your Diwali Brighter than Ever'.

The officers also sang the UAE's Ishy Bilady - Long Live My Country - at the Diwali event on Thursday, October 24, where the five-day long celebrations began.

Tens of thousands of festival revellers attended the cultural show and parade at the opening ceremony, organised under the patronage of Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment (DFRE), an agency of Dubai Tourism, and the Indian Consulate in Dubai.

The performance delighted visitors of the celebrations, as many took to social media to post their appreciation for the UAE government. Geetika Swami, a resident said, "Dubai Police band plays India's national anthem during the mega Diwali celebrations. It is wonderful to see how Indian culture is celebrated around the world."


Dhanusha Gokulan

Originally from India, Dhanusha Gokulan has been working as a journalist for over ten years. For Khaleej Times, she covers NRI affairs, civil aviation, and immigration issues among other things. She completed her BA in Journalism, Economics and English Literature from Mangalore University in 2008 and is currently pursuing her MA in Leadership and Innovation in Contemporary Media at the American University in Dubai. In her spare time, she dabbles with some singing/songwriting, loves food, and is mom to an over-enthusiastic Labrador retriever. Tweet at her @shootsprintrite.

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