Muscat, 18 August 2019: Devoted to building a strong and resilient society; Eshraqa, the social development arm of Khimji Ramdas has provided support to mass wedding events in two Wilayats including Izki and Jalan bani bu Hasan. Held under the patronage of His Highness Sayyid Doctor Adham bin Turki Al Said and Mohammed Bin Hamid Al Masroori, member of state council respectively; both events saw a collective of 50 couples tie the knot with over 7000 people in attendance.
Commenting on the occasion, Nailesh Khimji, Director Khimji Ramdas said, “Our association with positive socio-economic events date back many years due to our commitment to being a socially responsible company. We strongly believe in this on-going social inter-dependence initiative that not only improves and enriches life but also gives newly married couples a start on a debt-free life. We are honoured to sponsor these joyful events so as to share the happy moments with the members or community.”
His Highness Sayyid Doctor Adham bin Turki Al Said thanked the community for inviting him as patron to the Izki event, he said, “I am extremely pleased with the management of the event and I want to thank the volunteers and community members who pooled in all available resources and worked as a team to give fruition to this unique mass wedding event that offers young couples a bright start into their lives.”
Serving as a mentor at theJalan bani bu Hasan mass wedding, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Hamed Al Masrori, Member of State Council congratulated the founders of the ‘Afaf wa Kafaf’ initiative on a successful event. He said, “Mass weddings initiatives contribute greatly to reducing the expenses and supporting the youth in their endeavours to begin a family. We are thankful to Khimji Ramdas for their support towards a positive and more productive society.”
Dr. Nasir Bin Said Al Masrori, General Supervisor of ‘Afaf wa Kfaf’ Initiative said, “Mass Wedding initiatives play an important role in reducing the expenses that could turn out to be expensive for many people in our society. We thank Eshraqa for its never-ending support to our endeavours.”
Zaher Bin Zahran Al Sarmi, one of the young beneficiaries from the mass wedding stated that mass weddings have highly tangible and abstract benefits. The initiative not only reduces expenses but also encourages the youth to get married and build their familial foundation. He said, “We are extremely grateful for the support extended to us by government and private organisations alike. Thanks to them, our families and we have enjoyed stress-free wedding festivities and are looking forward to our new lives.”
The Khimji Ramdas group has consistently contributed to socio-economic progress of the Sultanate by developing pioneering solutions that enhance its support to the community, and empower the people to build a vibrant future. With a firm belief in people power, Eshraqa continues to work with service organisations to support development within the community. It provides a plethora of health care initiatives; internship opportunities for students; international scholarship programs; along with vocational and entrepreneurial programs.