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Inauguration of Red Cross Building at Chebba on June 5, 2021

Jun 06, 2021


Ambassador of India, Dr Suhel Ajaz Khan, accompanied by Head of Chancery Mr. Jagjit Singh visited South Lebanon on June 5 and inaugurated the newly constructed Red Cross Building at Chebba municipality and dedicated the building to the people of Chebba. The building is part of Government of India’s support to the local communities in South Lebanon.

The inauguration was organized by the UNIFIL and local municipality jointly. The event was attended by Mr. Mohd Saab, Mayor of Chebaa & Head of Al Arqoub Union, Brigadier General Javier Mur Lalaguna, Commander Sector East UNIFIL, Mr. Kasim Hashim, Member of Parliament of Hasbaya Marjayoun district, Sheikh Ismail Dalli, Judge of Hasbaya Marjayoun, Col Mohver Singh Grewal, Sena Medal, Commander Indian Battalion, representative from Lebanese Armed Forces, Senior Red Cross officials and a number of local dignitaries.

Ambassador Dr Khan, in his speech, reiterated the commitment of the Indian battalion, as part of the UNIFIL, to contribute to establishment of peace, stability and safety in South Lebanon as per the UN mandate. Ambassador also emphasized on the existing bonds of trust and mutual respect between the Indian battalion and the local communities. Ambassador noted that project is a landmark project with great social impact and will serve nearby villages and municipalities in addition to Chebba where the building is located and that the project will enhance the existing capability of Red Cross in the region manyfold.

Mayor of Chebba, Sector East Commander and other local dignitaries profusely thanked Government of India in their speeches for this humanitarian project.

Indian battalion which has been serving as part of UNIFIL for past 21 years has always supported the local communities by its various humanitarian initiatives and this project will enhance the bonds of love and friendship between India and Lebanon.

On the occasion, Ambassador Dr Khan also paid homage to Late Mr Mohammad Asaad Hashim, former Deputy Mayor of Chebba who was closely associated with the project but unfortunately passed away due to a road traffic accident sometime back.

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