Sudanese Indian Friendship Association (SIFA) is an entity of Alumni from India, affiliated to the Council of International People’s Friendship, Sudan. SIFA aspires to link the Sudanese graduates from Indian Universities with the Indian community in Sudan and to have cultural and social activities besides serving the graduates and their families. It was in keeping with this mission, SIFA joined hands with the Indian Community in Omdurman and held a Bazaar and Cultural programme at the Indian club in Omdurman on the evening of 21st May’16. Ambassador of India H.E. Amrit Lugun opened the programme saying that such functions should happen more frequently. Moulana Abdelbasit Abdelmajid of the Council of International People’s Friendship spoke at the event mentioning that the bilateral relations between India and Sudan was historically the oldest compared to any other nation. He spoke highly of Dr.Anil Mithani the President of Omdurman Indian Community.
At the Bazaar there were many stalls of Indian dresses embroidered specially for the ladies. People enjoyed the popular Indian snacks sold at the bazaar. The Cultural programme comprised of a dance performed by a young Indian girl named Priyanka, a presentation cum quiz on Indian and Sudanese culture by Amani Abbas Sidahmed and singing of popular Hindi songs of yesteryears by Mohamed Hamid in his melodious voice. The event was well attended by both Sudanese and Indians and Abuobeida Abdalla Vice President of SIFA thanked one and all.