Jeddah: The 10th Annual general body meeting of the Karnataka Non Resident Indian Forum, Jeddah was held at The Village Restaurant Azizia, Arbaeen st. Jeddah on the 09th of July 2017.
Syed Nasir Khursheed welcomed all the committee members, life members, sponsors and guests to the meeting. Highlighted KNRI activities and great achievement carried over by outgoing president Mr. Roshan Rodrigues along with committee members. Later he invited Dr. Firoz Mulla who was the Anchor for this AGBM. Anchor Dr. Firoz Mulla officially announced the start of AGBM and introduced himself to the gathering and in his introduction speech, he said it is an honor to be a part of the KNRI forum because of its services rendering to the needy kannadigas and others as well.
Out going President Roshan Rodrigues welcomed all the members to the AGBM. He had briefed the activities of the KNRI and its recognition because of the team work of EC members as a one family. Thanked all the members for giving him support
General Secretary Yashwant Amin presented the Annual Report. A power point presentation was made to highlight the achievements for the year 2016-2017. He has presented detailed information in each category, like education, medical, Labor food crisis, toilets projects back home, other causes etc. He has highlighted and applauded also for the major contributions made by the individuals’ committee members’ personal contribution besides the support of Forum. He has informed the gathering about our new project started last year which was toilets project in different places back home in Karnataka, huge appreciation had received from the local public also support had been extended financially to this project
In the absence of our Treasurer, Yashwant Amin, General Secretary presented the financial report and highlighted the receipts & payments, Income & Expenditures details for the year 2016-17. He also informed that the renewal of the certificate as per the State Government of Karnataka Society Act.
Two members of the committee, Mohammed Ilyas Momin and Dr. Ashfaque Maniyar conducted the election to elect the new executive committee. Mr. Mohammed Saifuddin Sami was elected as new President for the Year 2017-2018.
The newly nominated team is Mohammed Saifuddin Sami – president, Syed Nasir Khursheed – vice President Membership, Dadapeer Hayath – Vice President Admin , Yashwanth Amin – General Secretary, Aijaz Ahmed – Treasurer, Sayed Kowsain Pasha – Joint Treasurer, Shaikh Saoud – Joint Secretary, Altaf AlMelker – Meeting Coordinator, Sabu Chandran – Sports Secretary, Rajesh Kumar – Joint Sport Secretary, Mohammed Kaleem – Cultural Secretary, Mohboob Ali – Joint Cultural Secretary, Mohammed Salem Khaleefa – Press Secretary, Dr. Firoz Mulla, Faizee Razak Sheikh, Jalal Baig as Membership Coordinator, Suresh Babu – IT Coordinator , Tanveer Ahmed Asst. I T Coordinator.
Executive Committee Members : Roshan Rodrigues, Mukarram Khan, Mohammed Saheb, Habeeb Rahaman, Krish Jangal, Mohammed Mansoor, Mohammed Ilyas Momin, Dr. Ashfaque Maniyar, Mohammed Arifulla, M.R.Shareef, Mohammed Asif Momin, Nazir Ahmed, Peter Mascarenhas & Manzour Ahmed.
Mohammed Saifuddin expressed his happiness and gratitude. In his first speech as a President, he thanked all the members for showing confident on him and he will do all possible to take the KNRI Forum, Jeddah to higher level and assured to maintain the dignity of the forum. He recalled outgoing president Mr. Roshan Rodrigues commendable job during his tenure and requested his full support and cooperation along with all other members.
General Secretary Mr. Yashwanth Amin informed the forum that he will do his best to support the team in his second term as a secretary.
Syed Nasir Khursheed thanked members for trusting him and selecting as VP membership, he assured membership derive will be expedited with the help of all members.
Dadapeer Hayat also thanked members for unanimously selecting as a VP Admin is a honor for him to serve with more responsibilities.
Newly joined excom members Mohammed Arifulla, M.R.Shareef, Mohammed Asif Momin, Nazir Ahmed, Tanveer Ahmed and Jalal Baig expressed their happiness being part of KNRI family, they said we feel overwhelmed due to warm welcome from senior members.
Sabu Chandran delivered vote of thanks in which he expressed deep sense of appreciation towards all the members for attending this event and making it successful and thanked everyone separately, also thanked those who helped the forum directly or indirectly.
Program concluded with entertainment, delicious dinner served by Village Restaurant and group pictures followed by national anthem.
Mohammed Saifuddin Sami elected President of KNRI Forum Jeddah