Indian Embassy in Bahrain to Launch Mobile App for Appointments | THE DAILY TRIBUNE


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The Indian Embassy in Bahrain is poised to launch a “mobile dating app” as part of efforts to make consular services more convenient and user-friendly, Indian Ambassador Piyush Srivastava said.

The embassy is also moving its IVS center. The work is underway and “we hope to launch it soon,” Srivastava said addressing members of the Indian community at a virtual open house. The open house is intended to resolve urgent / non-routine consular and labor issues of community members.

During the virtual event, Srivastava thanked Bahraini government authorities and Indian associations for resolving the long-standing cases of Asokan Asari, Sairam Saapa, Gangadhar Pashikam and Avvamma.

“Their cases are resolved. They had returned to India, ”Srivastava said at the meeting. Continuing, the ambassador described the COVID-19 situation in Bahrain as “significantly improved”, but warned all to continue to follow Bahrain’s COVID-19 advisories and protocols.


One billion doses of vaccination

The Ambassador also briefed participants on India’s historic achievement as it administered a billion doses of vaccination in its decisive war against COVID-19. He informed the meeting that India resumed issuing its tourist e-visa on the 15th of this month.

“The first 5 lakh visas will be issued worldwide free of charge,” he added.

Golden jubilee

The Indian Ambassador also thanked the Government of Bahrain, the Bahrain Authority for Culture and Antiquities and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for organizing the week-long celebration to commemorate the Golden Jubilee of diplomatic relations of India and Bahrain.

The Ambassador also thanked members of the Indian and Bahraini communities for their massive participation in the celebrations. The events included the illumination of our national monuments, Bab-al-Bahrain and Qutub Minar in their respective national colors and a wide range of cultural and musical performances, art and craft exhibitions and stalls focused on the cooking and crafts.

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