Kuwait: The Karnataka branch of the Kuwait Kerala Muslim Association (KKMA), the largest social service organization of Indian expats in Kuwait, having total 17,000 member strength, convened its annual general body meeting on December 7, 2018 at Salmiya SIMS auditorium. Mr S M Azhar was unanimously elected as the new president for two-years (2019 – 2020) in the meeting held under the supervision of Firoz C, Election officer of KKMA central branch.
The meeting commenced with a beautiful recitation of the Holy Quran by Moulvi Munib Mushtaq. Karnataka Branch Senior leader and Central Zonal Treasurer Mr. Abdul Hameed Mulki delivered the welcome address and highlighted the various social and charitable achievements and activities of KKMA such as Family Benefit Scheme (FBS), Educational Scholarship Program (ESP), Kidney Dialysis Centers (KDC), Medical Assistance Program (MAP) and Housing Improvement Program (HIP).
He also highlighted the achievements of their HIGHLY RENOWED Magnet team. The objective of Magnet is to visit the poor patients, admitted in various hospitals in Kuwait and provide them with financial as well as moral support. And help them to get better medical facilities. This programme has a dedicated volunteer’s team who will also assist in the documentation and repatriation of Human Corpse to their respective destination in India irrespective of caste & creed.
KKMA Vice Chairman Mr. Hamza Mustafa Payyanoor in his inaugural speech applauded the contribution of Karnataka branch in community service and social welfare activities.
KKMA Patron Mr Sagheer Trikaripur addressed the full packed audience of around 450 guests, and HIGHLIGHTED the various social projects, which KKMA has executed successfully during the last 17 years. He said that, to achieve extraordinary things a person does not have to be extraordinarily gifted, the success is available to anyone (poor or rich) who will learn a few simple principles and consistently put them into practice. He also highlighted the future program of “Pravasi Mithra” under which the families of KKMA members will also be included.
Branch Vice President Mr. Nazeer Bolar, illustrated an annual report detailing about the past two-year’s activities of the branch. The comprehensive finance report was presented by Branch Senior leader and Central Committee CFC Mr. Sayed Rafik.
The outgoing president Mr. Abdul Jabbar appreciated the team and thanked them for their selfless services rendered in charitable activities and mentioned the programmes and schemes implemented during his tenure.
The newly elected president Mr. S.M Azhar in his address highlighted the opportunity provided by KKMA for charitable works, and requested the youths to come forward to lead the committee and community to reach out more community members and to do more social service, and advised that KKMA is the right platform to do the charity works which will be rewarded by Almighty Allah here and hearafter.
Chief guest of the day Mr. S.M. Farooq , (KKMA Karnataka State President) who came all the way from Mangalore, in his keynote address, highlighted the importance of being in KKMA and changes he has transformed in his life as a KKMA leader.
The Guest of Honor – Mr S.M. Basheer, former President of KKMA Karnataka Br and the First President of BCCI (Beary’s Chamber of Commerce and Industries Dubai Chapter) was honored with a momento with gratitude for his selfless service to the community and as a whole to our society.
S.M Basheer, in his address highlighted the importance of social service and how KKMA as a platform provides great opportunity to serve humanity at large which in return is a good preparation for the life hereafter. He has applauded KKMA for being a role model for many organizations.
The Branch also felicitated the members Mr. Javid Karjikar, Mr. Mohammed Amin Shaikh, Mr. Fayaz Shaikh, Mr. Abdul Kareem, Mr. Abdul Salam Kattamane, Mr. Mohammed Ali Kasma, Mr. Mohammed Irshad Mulky, Mr. Mohammed Usman Ismail, Mr. Naushad Hussain, Mr. Riyaz Ahamed and Mr. Mohammed Sharief Hamza for their excellent contribution to the community work.
Meantime, office bearers of all four newly formed zonals were also introduced respectively.
KKMA central committee leaders Mr. Akbar Siddik, Mr. Ali Matra, K.C Gafoor, H.A Gafoor, Abdul Fattah Tayyil, and KKMA Zonal and other leaders from various KKMA branches were present.
Mr. Mohammed Bilal (Chairman of Raziya Foundation, Lahore-Pakistan) and Mr. Abdul Khader Sheik, Business Development Manager, Lulu Group International were also present on the This.
The program was very well conducted by Mr. Fayaz Shaikh. The meeting was concluded with vote of thanks by General Secretary Mr. Mohammed Yusuf Muniyam.
The program was attended by a large number of members & leaders from various associations, and scrumptious buffet dinner was served at the end.
The newly appointed Office bearers for the year 2019-2020 are:
Mr. S.M.Azhar– President
Mr. Yusuf Rasheed – Working President
Mr. Mohammed Yusuf Muniyam – General Secretary
Mr. Mohammed Amin Shaikh – Treasurer
Mr. Imthiyaz Abdul Kareem – Orgranizing Secretary
Mr. Riyaz Kawa – Admin Secretary
Mr. Abdul Salam Uchila – IT Secretary
Mr. Abdul Rahiman Kana – Fbs & Benefit
Mr. Sharief Ahmed Mulky – Admin & Membership
Mr. Abdul Lathef Shedia – Social Projects
Mr. Shakeel Ahmed Mahin – Leadership & Development
Mr. Aboobakar G. Shaikh – Religious & Charity
Mr. Fayaz Shaikh – Magnet
Mr. Rasheed Ismail Bolar – Arts & Sports
The newly appointed Office bearers for Branch Zonal the year 2019-2020 are:
S M Azhar elected KKMA Karnataka branch president