Dubai: The Ambassador of India to UAE, H.E. Navdeep Singh Suri visited the Workers camp accommodation at Brookfield Multiplex, Dubai Investment Park-1, Dubai, on the first day of the year 2017.
The Ambassador conveyed New Year Greetings to the Indian workers and had an open interactive discussion over High tea. He was accompanied by Community Welfare officer of the Embassy, IWRC Counsellors and other officials. He addressed the workers and advised them to be careful for safe custody of their passports, Visa and other documents.
He said “It is important to keep a copy of all your documents including passport /Visa and company/job details at home, so that in case of emergency, you can contact the Embassy/Consulate for required help.” He appreciated the role of Indian workers in the development of UAE & India, and congratulated them for their hard work, dedication and commitment.
The Ambassador urged the workers to be aware about their rights and responsibilities. He said “I see my role as having two distinct dimensions; One is as an Indian Ambassador to the UAE, and the core priority is to build important relationship between India and UAE, and the other is responsibilities towards our community. The idea is to bridge the gap in which people often perceive the government being inaccessible to the workers. Workers can register their problems/grievances in any to Indian Workers Resource Centre on toll free number 800-46342 in UAE at any time on 24 x7 basis. They can also speak to Indian Embassy/Consulate, if required."
On growing relationship between India and UAE, he mentioned about the forthcoming visit of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of UAE Armed Forces to grace the occasion of Republic Day as Chief Guest on 26th January at New Delhi. The visit will further strengthen the relationship between India and UAE.
Suri had an open interaction with Indian workers and listened their views and issues relating to their welfare. Some of the workers raised the issue of bogus promises made by recruitment agents and workers being cheated. He advised them to bring the issue to the notice of the Embassy with specific details. On receipt of such complaint, the matter will be forwarded to respective authorities in India for taking necessary action against such recruitment agents.