It is rightly said that to live in hearts we leave behind is not to die. The Indian nationals in Kuwait owe a debt to its fallen hero, the honorable Emir of Kuwait, His Highness Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, who was a cosmopolitan and global leader of Kuwait. It is a debt which we can never fully repay.

As a mark of respect to His Highness, who passed away on 29th September 2020, the government of India declared a day of national mourning on 4th October 2020. As a mark of respect to that, the management and staff of the Indian Community School organized a very special assembly on 4th October 2020 at 10.40 a.m. on the digital platform.

Around 1000 people including the staff and students of ICSK participated in the assembly.  The special assembly was presented by the children of class 11B. The assembly commenced with the Islamic prayer by Suheera Mujeeb of class 11B to invoke God’s blessings which was followed by the Kuwait national anthem. The main intention behind arranging this special assembly was to remember in gratitude and respect the Late Emir of Kuwait His Highness Sheik Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah and his contributions for the welfare of mankind. As a regular practice in the assembly, Ms. Grace Anil shared the word for the day, Ms. Lena Elizabeth shared the quote and Ms. Esha Mariam and Suha Ahmed shared the day to day news in the assembly to keep the children updated about the news around the globe.

Master Allen Jacob Alex of class 11B presented a speech on the early life of the late Emir Sheik Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah. The entire assembly was a heartfelt tribute to His Highness Sheik Sabah. It was a moment of grief amongst the entire fraternity of Indian Community School who is gathering the strength to bear this irreparable loss. Master Farhan Yousuf presented a very unique and special video presentation on the Late Emir of Kuwait depicting all his contributions that were purely meant for the welfare of mankind and the expatriates in Kuwait. A very special speech was presented by Mrs. Sreekala Dileep from the History Department of ICSK Senior School, which carving the biography of His Highness Sheik Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah. The words were literally pouring out from her heart when she shared details about His Highness’s personal and professional life.

ICSK also joined the state mourning and observed two minutes silence at 11.00 a.m during the special assembly and paid respect to the departed soul.  His Highness Sheik Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah will always be remembered with great respect by all the people for his kindness and generosity towards mankind.

Ms. Dheera Ragesh and Master Eldho Tiby form class 11B also presented speeches with immense respect in their heart for the Late Emir of Kuwait when they shared details about the great effort and contributions that His Highness had made in these years.

The Principal and Senior Administrator of ICSK Senior, Dr. V Binumon also spoke his heart out about the Late Emir of Kuwait and touched upon the benefits received by the children of Indian residents in Kuwait in the field of education. Dr. V Binumon added that His Highness was a true visionary leader in all aspects and also a true friend and a great statesman. He also added with immense respect that His Highness was a true Dean of Arab Diplomacy and an outstanding humanitarian. He also shared about the humanitarian efforts of His Highness which is worthy of being imbibed by the young students.

Ms. Aishwarya Sunil presented the school pledge and the assembly was wound up with the Indian national anthem.

A very touching moment indeed for the ICSKians who are trying hard to recover from this great loss.

May His Divine Soul Rest In Eternal Peace…….