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Interview with Mariam TV

Embassy of India, Beirut, Lebanon

April 19, 2021 to July 20, 2021

Interview with Mariam TV

On 19th April 2021, Ambassador of India to Lebanon, Dr Suhel Ajaz Khan, had a live interview with Mariam TV on the occasion of 75 weeks long celebrations to mark 75 years of India’s Independence. The Ambassador spoke about the bilateral relations between both countries, the role of Indian Battalion at UNIFIL, the projects undertaken by the Embassy, Indian vaccine diplomacy, role of women amongst other topics.

Online Quiz on Dr. B.R. Ambedkar

The Embassy held an online quiz on Life & Works of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar from April 14 to 20, 2021 as part of India@75 celebrations. The first prize was won by Ms. Lynn Tabet. The second prize went to Ms. Maha Kanaan and the third prize went to Ms. Jasmine Virk & Mr. Avtar Sandhu.

The Embassy held an online quiz on Life & Works of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar from April 14 to 20, 2021 as part of India@75 celebrations. The first prize was won by Ms. Lynn Tabet. The second prize went to Ms. Maha Kanaan and the third prize went to Ms. Jasmine Virk & Mr. Avtar Sandhu.

Online Quiz on Dr. B.R. Ambedkar
Online Quiz on Dr. B.R. Ambedkar

The MOU was signed at the Reserve under the shadow of majestic Cedar trees. Her Excellency, Madam Noura Jumblatt, Mr. Nasser Zaidan, Mayor of Mresti, Mr. Nizar Hani, Senior official of the Reserve and other local dignitaries were present.

These projects coming during the celebrations of India@75, Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav, mark a new beginning of cooperation between Embassy of India and the Biosphere Reserve.

Shouf Biosphere Reserve is the largest reserve in Lebanon covering almost 5% of total land area and is home to legendary Cedar trees of Lebanon. These projects will increase tourism to the Reserve and will help in the ecological conservation of the Reserve. “Cedar trees have lives of thousands of years.

As long as these 800 Cedars stand tall, they will bear testimony to the strong India- Lebanon friendship for next thousands of years”, Ambassador Dr Khan said in his speech. Dr Khan also offered the Reserve administration and local municipality to benefit from various training programmes under ITEC (India Technical and Economic Cooperation) programme of the Ministry of External Affairs of India.

Online Quiz on Dr. B.R. Ambedkar
Online Quiz on Dr. B.R. Ambedkar
MOU with Shouf Cedar Reserve

On 16th April, 2021 Dr Suhel Ajaz Khan, Ambassador of India to Lebanon signed an MOU with President of Shouf Cedar Reserve Mr. Charles Noujim for supporting 2 important eco projects at the Reserve. The projects, funded by Government of India, envisaged under this cooperation include construction and furnishing of a reception cabin at Mrusti entrance of the Reserve and supporting reforestation of one hectare area within the Reserve by planting 800 cedar trees.

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