The National Media Council (NMC) hosted renowned Indian businessman and ITL Cosmos Group Chairman Dr Ram Buxani on Friday, April 27, 2018 and for a panel discussion and talked about his book "Taking the High Road" at the NMC's pavilion at the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair.


The book relates Dr Buxani's long and illustrious career in the UAE over the past six decades, as well as the strong bilateral relations between the UAE and India.


"I am delighted that the National Media Council has invited me to speak about my book 'Taking the High Road' and my experience in the UAE for the past six decades," Buxani said. "The affinity between India and the UAE runs deep and is all-encompassing. The recent visits by Indian Prime Minister His Excellency Narendra Modi to the UAE, and by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, to India have solidified our strategic partnership."


"India is perhaps the only country in the world to boast having as many as 16 official languages recognised in the constitution – it is not just another country; it is a world of its own," he added.  "The country is extremely diverse, yet finds unity in that diversity. The same can be said of the UAE, which has become home to people from more than 200 nationalities and backgrounds, all living together in peace and harmony. The Emirates is now synonymous with tolerance and moderation."

The National Media Council is set to provide its services to the public at its booth at the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair 2018, where a special corner will be designated for receiving requests from authors and publishers. The Council will also provide counsel regarding its services and procedures, given by "Happiness Consultants" present at the booth every day of the Fair.