Flight chartered by Thumbay Group and BCF repatriates 186 Kannadigas stranded in UAE

Media Release
July 25, 2020

In a humanitarian gesture to help fellow citizens in distress, the first in the series of chartered 
flights arranged by Thumbay Group, UAE and the Bearys Cultural Forum (BCF) Trust, 
Mangalore to repatriate stranded Kannadigas in the UAE took off from Ras Al Khaimah 
International Airport in the wee hours of 21st July 2020. The flight was fully occupied, with 186 passengers, all of them desperate to fly back to India for various reasons.

The initiative was conceived and implemented under the leadership of Dr. Thumbay Moideen - Founder President of Thumbay Group & Founder Patron of BCF and Dr. B K Yusuf, the 
President of BCF. The flight was organized on a purely charitable basis, with all necessary 
steps and precautions in place to ensure the safety and comfort of passengers. Thumbay Group assigned its fleet of buses to transport the passengers free of charge from their residences in Dubai, Sharjah and Ajman to the airport. The organizers also provided free meals and refreshments to the passengers, in addition to PPE kits and face-shields distributed free of 
charges.

The passengers on the first flight included many elderly individuals, people with serious 
illnesses like heart-related health issues and diabetes, pregnant ladies and little children as well as people who had lost their jobs and those with expired visas. Dr. B K Yusuf – BCF President, Dr. Kaup Mohammed - BCF General Secretary, other office bearers of BCF, as well as Thumbay Group’s representatives Mr. Farhad C – Director of the Hospitality Division of 
Thumbay Group and Engr. Farwaz P. C. – COO of the Construction Division were present at 
the airport to see off the first group of passengers.

Commenting on the initiative, Dr. Thumbay Moideen said, “This joint initiative of Thumbay 
Group and BCF is to support our fellow Kannadigas desperate to fly back home. We are happy that we have been able to reach out to many of them, to help them fly home to their families. We thank the Governments of the UAE and India, and the Indian Consulate, Dubai, for their support in making this happen. In the coming days, many more stranded Kannadigas would be repatriated under this joint initiative.”
Dr. B K Yusuf thanked Dr. Thumbay Moideen and the office-bearers and members of BCF for 
their efforts to make the initiative a success.

“We are proud that this initiative has brought relief to many Kannadigas and their families today. BCF is grateful to Thumbay Group for its support and partnership for all our humanitarian programs for the support of the needy.”

Dr. Kaup Mohammed said that it was a matter of pride that the much-awaited Thumbay-BCF 
repatriation flight had been carried out successfully. “Measures have been taken to ensure the safety of the flight and its passengers throughout the journey,” he said. He also thanked all the social organizations including Bhatkal Jamath, BCCI, BWF, KCF, DKSC, Kodagu Kannadigas, 
Kannadiga Help Line, Dubai Konkans and KSS, for their support. He specially thanked Mr. 
Syed Hassan Razeen, the owner of ARISTOCRAT Travels for his support in the ticketing, 
boarding and related processes. On behalf of Milano Optics Group and Maxcare, free gift 
hampers were distributed to selected passengers.

The passengers were received at Mangalore airport under the leadership of Mr. Mumtaz Ali - patron of BCF and other distinguished personalities of Mangalore including Mr. Moidin Bava - former MLA, Mr U. T. Ifthikhar, Mr. S. M. R Rashid - President of BCCI central committee and many others. The passengers were transferred to the hotels where they had registered for the mandatory quarantine.

The second flight under this joint initiative is scheduled to take-off from Ras Al Khaimah airport to Mangalore on 24th July 2020. A few more similar repatriation flights are to soon follow, in the coming weeks.

 

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September 24,2020

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Riyadh: India Fraternity Forum (IFF) Riyadh organized a blood donation camp themed “Celebrate the Spirit of Nation” in conjunction with the celebration of the 90th National Day of Saudi Arabia. The camp was organized with the cooperation of Prince Muhammad Bin Abdulaziz Hospital Riyadh.

Inaugurating the blood donation camp, Dr. Sayeed Ahmed (Dean, Blood Bank, Prince Muhammad Bin Abdulaziz Hospital) said, “Blood donation is a noble cause and praised the readiness of the forum members to donate blood and appreciated the leadership for taking up the social responsibility by organizing the camp.”He also assured the support and cooperation of the hospital for such inspiring programs.

Meeting the requirements of the blood bank, Large number of generous donors turned out to donate blood which started at 10 A.M in the morning and concluded at 3 P.M. Dr. Fahad Hakmi conveyed his praise and appreciation to the members of Indian Fraternity Forum for the social commitment to take up the noble cause of blood donation.

Indian Fraternity Forum, Riyadh Region President Basheer Ingapuzha, IFF Karnataka chapter General Secretary Mohammed Naveed, IFF Northern chapter President Javed, Siddiq Madikeri Blood camp coordinator and other committee members expressed their sincere gratitude to the hospital staff, particularly Dr. Fahad Hakmi, Dr. Abdul Ahad for the wholehearted support and cooperation they extended in making the camp a great success. Abdul Haq Bangalore proposed vote of thanks.

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September 20,2020

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Kuwait: Indian Doctors Forum (IDF), a prestigious sociocultural association of Indian Doctors for the welfare and well being of the fellow Indian Doctors working in Kuwait recently elected Dr Amir Ahmed as the new President for the year 2020-22.

IDF was established in the year 2004 and is affiliated to the Medical Association, Kuwait. They have more than 500 Indian doctors working in the Ministry and Private Hospitals and clinics. 

IDF has conducted hundreds of free medical camps in Kuwait for the benefit of the Indian residents and others.  During COVID-19, IDF has conducted free medical consultation camps, counselling and webinars were arranged in collaboration with several Indian Associations in Kuwait for the benefit of the people.

The following Doctors have been elected as the new office bearers for the year 2020-22.

Dr. Amir Ahmed, President
Dr. Sajna Mohammed, Vice President
Dr. Sunil Yadav, Vice President
Dr. Nazim Parker, Gen. Secretary
Dr. Anila Antony, Joint Gen. Secretary
Dr. Jagannath, Treasurer
Dr.Asit Mohanty, Joint Treasurer
Dr.Susovana Sujith, Community Welfare Secretary
Dr. Burhan Shabbir, Joint Community Welfare Secretary
Dr. Aparna Bhat, Cultural Secretary
Dr. Thomas Koshy, Joint Cultural Secretary
Dr. Shahed Pathan, Membership Secretary
Dr. Mehboob Khan, Joint Membership Secretary
Dr.Rajaguru Parmaguru, Web Secretary
Dr. Arti Chadha, Joint Web Secretary

Indian Doctors Forum (IDF), Kuwait has received the Pravasi Bharateeya Samman Award in 2013 from Late President Pranab Mukherjee, the ultimate recognition by Govt. of India conferred for a NRI organization overseas.

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