H.E. Majid Saif Al Ghurair, inuagrated the ‘Zayed and Rashid: Inspiring Visionaries’ photo exhibition at Dubai Chamber of Commerce & Industry’s head office in Deira on January 6th 2019.
The special ceremony honoured Sheikh Zayed and Sheikh Rashid as visionary leaders who championed the values of tolerance and multiculturalism. Photographer, Ramesh Shukla was also celebrated for his great contribution to this remarkable display of images.
The exhibition features a collection of rare and nostalgic photographs of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan and Sheikh Rashid Bin Saeed Al Maktoum taken by Mr.Ramesh Shukla. Also displayed are images of important milestones in the UAE’s history over the last 50 years; including an iconic photograph of the country’s rulers taken on December 2nd 1971, which has become a symbol of unity.
The exhibition was attended by President & CEO of Dubai Chamber's H.E Hamad Buamim and Mr. Neel Shukla, son of the renowned photographer Ramesh Shukla, as well as our officials, directors, employees and members.
Forty-three years after presenting his first ever photo exhibit at the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry's head office in 1976, Shukla said it was time to return to the same location.With thousands of images to choose from, Neel Shukla, said it was a "persistent task" to select which photographs to showcase. But they eventually shaped it down to the final 20.
The exhibition is displayed for two weeks as part of celebrations for the UAE's Year of Tolerance.