In News: Tagore Peace Prize…
(For Dr. Shihab Ghanem)

Dr. Shihab Ghanem, an eminent Emirati Poet residing in Dubai, who has translated Indian poetry into the Arabic language, has taken the position of becoming the first from the Arab world to win the prestigious Tagore Peace Prize. The Tagore Peace Prize is awarded to a single person, every two years. This award was instituted by the Indian Government to commemorate the 150th birth anniversary of Nobel Laureate, Rabindranath Tagore, for promoting universal brotherhood.

Dr. Shihab Ghanem receives the honour for his achievements in the field of poetry and its translation, as well as his contribution to developing aspects of human understanding that are in compliance with the values of humanity, love and peace adopted and called for by Tagore.

*The book: An Indian Ode To The Emirates by Geeta Chhabra has been translated by Dr. Shihab Ghanem. This bi-lingual coffee table book is dedicated to the everlasting ties between India and UAE. The book contains pictorial images and 40 poems commemorating 40 years of UAE’s Union.

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