Blood donation
The Indian community in Saudi Arabia have donated blood in a gesture celebrating the kingdom’s 90th National Day. Photo for illustrative purposes. Image Credit: Getty

Cairo: The Indian community in the Saudi Governorate of Hafr Al Batin have donated blood in a gesture celebrating the kingdom’s 90th National Day, according to a media report.

Dozens of Indian residents in the eastern governorate donated their blood at various health facilities in coordination with the local health department, the Saudi news portal Ajel said.

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Health authorities in Hafr Al Batin thanked the Indian donors for their initiative, reflecting their sharing of Saudis’ joy on the occasion, the report said.

The Saudi National Day, celebrated annually on September 23, marks the foundation of Saudi Arabia by King Abdul Aziz Bin Abdul Rahman Al Saud.

There are between 2 to 2.5 million Indians in Saudi Arabia.