Dubai, July 11: UAE Ganiga Samaja organised its 6th Annual conference on July 6 at Dubai Grand Hotel Apartments, Bur Dubai, Dubai.
Ramachandra Ganiga Kuthpady, Vice President of Ganiga Samaja, Mumbai who was on a private visit to Dubai was the Chief Guest of the function.
K J Ganiga presided over the function, former General Manager of SyndicateBank. Along with Ramachandra Kuthpady and K.J.Ganiga, Satheesha Venkaramana, Suresha Ganiga, Arun Ganiga and Dayananda Rao were on the dais. The conference was attended by more than 90 Ganiga Samaja members which was a great success as it was held on a short notice.
The conference was initiated by Prayer to invoke God’s blessings by Mamatha Girish followed by lighting of lamp by Ramachandra Ganiga Kuthpady. Raghavendra Ganiga welcomed the President, Chief Guest, other dignitaries on the dais and all other members warmly. Vasudeva Ganiga introduced and congratulated the Chief Guest Ramachandra Ganiga Kuthpady who was recently awarded ‘ Best Social worker’ along with 10 others by M/S. JAYAKRISHNA PARISARA VEDIKE’, Mumbai. The award was handed over by Mr.Manohar Joshi, Ex Chief Minister of Maharashtra on behalf of the Vedike. The president of the function and other dignitaries on the dais were introduced by M/s. Mamatha Girish, Raghavendra Ganiga and Vasudeva Ganiga respectively. Mr. K.J.Ganiga in his presidential address requested all the community members to unite so that the Samaja can do some constructive work for the benefit of all the members.
The Senior members of Ganiga Samaja UAE Satheesha Venkatramana, Suresh Ganiga, Dayananda Rao and Janardhana Shetty were honored by the Chief Guest by giving flower bouquet on behalf of Samaja. This was followed by honoring of recently wed couples as was the tradition of the Samaja. Lokesh couple, Srinivasa couple, Bharath couple, Prasanna couple, Sachin couple, Sureshkrishna couple and Vivek couple were honoured.
The Chief Guest Ramachandra Ganiga Kuthpady along with his wife Suguna were honoured by the President of the conference K.J.Ganiga. In his address, Mr Kuthpady called upon all the members to strengthen the Samaja to do more social services for the benefit of our community at large. He also recalled how difficult it was to rejuvenate their Ganiga Samaja in Mumbai. In spite of all odds and non-cooperation by some community members they were successful in strengthening the Samaja which now owns its own office the market value of which is more than a crore now. He also thanked the organizers for inviting him as Chief Guest of this function enabling him to meet all the members in one platform as otherwise it was not possible.
Speaking on the occasion the dynamic businessman Satheesha Venkaramana requested again for the active participation of all the members and keep in touch with each other. He had nominated Harish Shetty, Vasudeva Ganiga, Prasannakumar, Raghavendra Ganiga, Ganesh Ganiga, Sacin, Sureshkrishna, Ritesh, Mahesh and Bipin as a subcommittee on behalf of the Samaja for co coordinating all future activities of the Samaja and keep active liaison with all the members on a regular basis. Satheesha had further stated that if we keep proper liaison with each and everybody the Samaja can come to the help of any member who will be in distress on any occasion. Further, it will also help members for alliance of their children as it is being done by other communities.
He further told that Blood Donation Camp by our Samaja is kept to be held on 6th August, 2012 at Lathif Hospital, Dubai. He called upon all the members to come in large numbers donate blood on the occasion, so that, it will be duly recognized by the local Government authorities which will facilitate the Samaja in getting a Certificate from them. Any future Blood requirement for any emergencies by our Samaja members will be considered by the authorities. Dayanananda Rao speaking on the occasion wished that we should help the cause of Education of our Community children back home in India, which will go a long way in improving the economic conditions of poor community members.
Cultural programme was followed after the speeches. Miss.Isha Kuthpady, daughter of Rajesh Kuthpady Mumbai recited the Shlokas by heart which was appreciated by all. This was followed by brilliant Dance performances by talented Miss. Niriksha, Miss.Manya Sathesha and Miss.Tanya Satheesha which were enjoyed and appreciated by the members.
Satheesha Venkatramana proposed vote of thanks. Satheesha Venkaramana (Chilly Willy) Vasudeva Ganiga, Prasanna Ganiga, Raghavendra Ganiga and others were present.