Today, The Dawoodi Bohras of Nairobi had the privilege of hosting the grand finale of the Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav week on Annadil Jamaly grounds, marking an iconic celebration of India’s 75 years of independence.

The event was graced by Her Excellency Ms Namgya Khampa, the High Commissioner of India to Kenya, and Hon. Abdul Rahim Dawood, the Member of Parliament of Imenti North, along with several other esteemed officials.

During her speech, Her Excellency Madam Namgya Khampa expressed a sense of shared destiny with The Dawoodi Bohras, stating,

“I know I am not Dawood – but now we also share a destiny with the Dawoodi.”

The occasion showcased the thrilling finals of the T10 cricket U15 tournament and an exhibition match featuring women cricketers, both emblematic of India’s indomitable spirit.

Impressed by the event’s success, Hon. Abdul Rahim Dawood commended The Bohra Community, stating,

“We have an example to emulate now. I am absolutely impressed with the conduct of this community.” 

The collaboration between Umoor Kharejiya and Umoor Sehaat played a pivotal role in the event’s resounding triumph, which served as a splendid example of the extensive Indian Diaspora.

The lush ANJ grounds, as always, warmly embraced the event, providing a flawless setting for exhilarating cricket matches. The remarkable success of the AKAM event can be attributed to the meticulous preparations and organisational efforts of the ANJ committee, supported by their dedicated office staff and ground crew.

Our teams, MSB and AJS, made the sports center proud with their outstanding performances, with Team AJS reaching the semi-finals. We hope to continue receiving such support and exposure to nurture and promote our young talents.

The AKAM event was a testament to the harmonious collaboration between the various Umoor Committees and the Indian High Commission, creating a memorable Diamond Jubilee celebration of India’s independence and the spirit of unity and sportsmanship.

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