Sharjah's Dawoodi Bohra community donates oxygen concentrators to India - GulfToday

Sharjah's Dawoodi Bohra community donates oxygen concentrators to India


Bohra community officials pose for a photograph.

Jamil Khan, Senior Reporter

The Dawoodi Bohra community in Sharjah has mobilised efforts to donate oxygen concentrators to India as the country battles to taper off the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Representatives from the community handed over 10 oxygen contractors to the Consulate General of India.

Dr Mustafa Taher, a local PR coordinator, said, “The Dawoodi Bohras in Sharjah and other parts of the United Arab Emirates stand in solidarity with our friends in India in their fight against the pandemic.”

We sincerely hope that this modest humanitarian assistance will provide comfort and relief to those in need,” Taher added.

The oxygen concentrators were transported to India with the help of Air Arabia.

This relief effort is part of the Dawoodi Bohra community’s “Project Rise” initiative, which is mobilising food, and medical and healthcare assistance in the UAE and other parts of the world.

Project Rise deals with a wide spectrum of initiatives and activities in varied fields including but not limited to healthcare, nutrition, hygiene, environmental responsibility and conservation as well as education. It aims to bring about a wholesome and comprehensive uplift in the lives of all humankind.

The inspiration for this project is deeply rooted in the teachings of Islam and the Prophetic traditions.

These exhort Muslims to always strive for the betterment of others and exalt individuals who sacrifice their own needs for those of the collective, all the while establishing such acts as inherent parts of faith and essential hallmarks of Islam.

The Bohras of Sharjah has in the past, donated meals to the less fortunate in the Emirates on World Food Day along with the Indian Association of Sharjah.

The Dawoodi Bohras are one of the major business expatriate communities in the region. Known for their sharp eye in doing business, the Bohras first migrated to Sharjah in the 1960s to work as traders in construction materials and allied industries.


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