Indian ambassador Ajit Gupti, International Federation of Sports President Ashok Das, Egyptian Federation of Kabaddi game president Osama Hashim with the Egyptian team
The celebration was attended by the President of the International Federation of Sports, Ashok Das, President of the Egyptian Federation of Sports of Kabaddi, Osama Hashim, and Ambassador Gupte.
Ambassador Gupte expressed his happiness at the significant spread of the originally Indian Kabaddi sport in Egypt.
He watched many matches played by male and female teams, as well as teams with special abilities of both sexes.
The celebration was organised by the Egyptian Federation of Kabaddi Sports, together with the Indian Cultural Centre and the Embassy of India in Cairo.
Ambassador Gupte thanked the officials of the Arab Contractors Club for hosting the event, as well as the Egyptian players for the enthusiasm they showed while playing.
Highlighting Egypt and India’s cooperation in the field of sports, he said that many Indian teams have visited Cairo to meet with Egyptian teams in hockey, football, tennis, and many other games.
Ambassador Gupte also emphasised the historical relations between the two countries and the growth of Indian investments in Egypt in the field of pharmaceutical and chemical industries.
"The rapprochement and cooperation between the two countries in various fields have reached the stage of a strategic partnership," he added.
Ambassador Gupte was referring to the recent visit of President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi to India where he attended the country’s celebrations of Republic Day as guest of honour.
He also stressed the importance of cooperation and mutual visits between officials in Cairo and New Delhi in strengthening bilateral relations.