IFF to host blood donation drive to mark Saudi National Day 2020

Media Release
September 6, 2020


Riyadh: To mark 90th Saudi National Day 2020, India Fraternity Forum Riyadh Saudi Arabia will be organizing blood donation drive on 23rd September 2020 at Prince Mohammed bin Abdulaziz Hospital Riyadh.

In this regards, poster release and press meet was held on 4th September 2020 at Riyadh. 

Ramjuddin Abdul, General Secretary IFF Riyadh Region formally handed over the poster to IFF Riyadh Karnataka state chapter member Aboobakkarsiddiq marking release of poster. 

Speaking on this occasion Ramjuddin told that Fraternity forum has been in forefront donating blood and serving people since long, recently Fraternity forum had also conducted a month long Plasma Donation camp throughout the Kingdom which was grand success, He asked to members to keep Continuing this noble cause, He also applauded Fraternity Forum members for their social works during COVID pandemic, Further he urged to make upcoming blood donation drive a successful one.

Mohammed Naveed, Secretary IFF Karnataka state chapter Riyadh spoke on this occasion and informed that voluntary blood donation is our social responsibility, he also thanked all members for their contributions and service during lockdown.

IFF Karnataka Chapter members, Tajuddin, Abdul Razak were present on the occasion.

The Blood Donation drive will take place on 23rd September 10:00 AM to 03:00 PM.


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Media Release
October 24,2020

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Riyadh: Jam'iyyatul Falah, Riyadh Unit organized JF Super Cup 2020 knock-out cricket tournament in association with MCA Riyadh under the sponsorship of Universal, City Flower, Black Cat and Uniformplus at Exit-18, Sulai MCA Grounds, Riyadh, from February 28.

As many as 16 teams took part in the tournament with the matches being held every Friday morning. Teams were divided into two groups. Preliminary rounds were played on February 28. The second round were played on March 06 and semi-finals and final were played on September 18, 2020, due to Covid-19 Pandemic this event was on hold.

The first semifinal was played between Universal Riyadh Indian and DM Najd, wherein the latter won the toss and elected to field. Universal Riyadh Indian scored 70 runs in their allotted 10 0vers (Sarfraz, 28 of 16 balls, was the main scorer) giving target of 71 runs to win for DM Najd.

The match was won by DM Najd who reached the target in 5 overs with splendid batting by Rifaz scoring 51 runs in 16 balls and was declared man of the match for his match wining innings.

Score Sheet : Universal Riyadh Indian (Sarfraz 28 runs of 16 balls - DM Najd bowling - Sadda – 2 wkts for 15 runs, Sultan 2 Overs 2 Runs one wkts, Nasru, Aziz & Ijjuruddin  took 1 wks each) DM Najd (Rifaz 51 runs of 16 balls - Universal Riyadh Indian bowling – Ashraf took 2 wkts.)

The second semifinal was played between Dheera Guys and Ground Star. The toss was won by Dheera Guys who selected batting. Dheer Guys scored 174 runs in their allotted 10 overs. Mohsin  – 96 runs of 31 Balls, Ahmed – 38 runs of 13 balls and Ejaz– 22 runs of 6 balls were the main scorers. Shameem took 2 wickets while Iyaz took 1 wicket for Ground Star.

The target set for Ground Star was 175 runs in 10 overs. Ground Star failed to reach the target and could score only 109 runs in their allotted 10 overs. Dheera Guys won by 66 runs. Mohsin of Dheera Guys was declared the Man of the Match for his 96 runs in 31 balls.

The final was played between Dheera Guys and DM Najd. The toss was won by Dheera Guys and selected to bat. Dheera Guys started their innings by losing 3 quick wickets of Iyjaz, Ahmed and Mohsin. 
Dheer Guys Lost their best player Mohsin in first over Just Scoring 7 runs. Only Prasant and Badrudding reach on double figure 16 and 15 runs to make the total runs 51 in their allotted 10 overs. DM Najd Bowler Sadda took 3 Wickets on his first over. 

In reply DM Najd lost their opener player in first over. The subject was left with Naushad and Mudassir the backbone of DM Najd. A partnership built between the two players and reach the score very easily just on 5 overs. Prashant took 1 wkts for 14 runs.  DM Najd Bowler Sadda took 5 wickets for 20 runs and was declared Man of the Match.

After the final match, prize distribution ceremony was held. Bro. Nazeer Ahmed (Ex-President of JF Riyadh) inaugurated the ceremony, in the presence of the chief guest Mr. Abdul Azeez (President of DKMO Riyadh), Mr. Satheesh Amin (Treasurer of MCA Riyadh), Bro. GK Shaikh (Advisor of JF Riyadh) & Bro. Ashfaque (President of JF Riyadh).

The glittering Trophies and Gifts were distributed for the outstanding players as following:

Best Catch of the Match – Final

Mr. Mohsin – Dheerah Guys

Highest Sixes in Semi-Final & Final

Mr. Mohsin – Dheerah Guys (11 Sixes)

Man of the Match – Semi-Final-1

Mr. Rifaz – DM Najd

Man of the Match – Semi Final-2

Mr. Mohsin – Dheerah Guys

Man of the Match – Final

Mr. Shadab – DM Najd

Best Bowler of the Tournament – Shadab – DM Najd (8 Overs – 58 Runs – 10 Wickets)

Best Batsmen of the Tournament – Zakariya – Universal Riyadh (135 Runs – 49 Balls)

Best Player of the Tournament – Mohsin – Dheera Guys (137 Runs – 42 Balls)



Bro. Nazeer Ahmed thanked all the participating teams for their cooperation and support to complete the tournament in a best sporting way and for the good cause He also thanked all the Umpires: Jayanna, Bhaskar, Azeez & Ismail & Executive Committee Members of JF Riyadh who strived hard for the success of the tournament.

Finally, Nazeer Ahmed, Ex-president of JF Riyadh unit, being the host of the ceremony thanked all the guests, sponsors, participating teams and Executive Committee Members of JF Riyadh for extending their support for this noble cause and making this event a grand success. 

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Media Release
October 25,2020


Indian Engineers Forum Jeddah chapter celebrated World energy day with theme Connecting energy societies. Engr Amir Khan Chairman IEF Saudi Arabia attended the event as Chief Guest, Engr Mohammed Sayeed Uddin Vice Chairman IEF Saudi Arabia as Guest of Honor while Engr Mustafa Khan President IEF Jeddah Chapter presided over the function. Large number of Indian Engineers and community leaders attended the event, technical presentations delivered by Executive committee members of IEF Jeddah chapter were appreciated by audience.

Chief Guest Engr Amir khan appreciated the activities of IEF Jeddah Chapter and congratulated Executive committee for taking lead to celebrate world energy day. 

He congratulated both technical Speakers for delivering informative presentations, he thanked Engr. Ashraf Nawaz Quraishi for highlighting advantages of modern method of construction and appreciated Engr. Anwar Pasha Ansari as he had touched all key points and already updated that World Energy Day, was initiated in 2012 by the World Energy Forum as a time to raise awareness of energy use and promote global decarbonising efforts, falls on 22 October. 

While addressing he elaborated the activities of IEF in detail for the audience, he said we Started IEF in 1998 and 2018 we celebrated our 20 Years at Ritz Carlton Hotel, Last July 2019 I was in Jeddah and November 2019 at Dammam, the trend was to celebrate the IEF events and get engaged at Physical spaces. To me COVID 19 has brought some challenges but many opportunities as well. Many Companies in Technology, IT, Pharmacy, Telecommunications, Services, Food and Beverages, Supply Chain had grown and developed their business several times and they came up with innovative solutions, IEF is among one of them. We took this Challenge as an opportunity and launched IEF Global Network Platform this summer and attracted all IEF Ex members who are various countries, to join us back, to name a few, Canada, Australia, USA, UAE, Bahrain and India. This unique opportunity to connect back across border has propelled IEF activities, just to highlight last three months.

He also informed audience current different activities of all chapters in Kingdom, as recently seminar was conducted on Future of Work in the digital ERA, (15th August) we invited Key note Speaker Mr. Moid Mohammad based in Chicago from Mckinsey & Company by (Dammam Chapter)   

Operational Excellence in Oil, Gas & Petrochemicals Industries, (5th September) we invited Key note Speaker Mr. NC Narayanan Founder Chairman SSA Group of Companies by (Jubail Chapter)

Indian Engineers Day (15th September) We invited HE Dr. Ausaf Sayeed Ambassador of India to KSA and Dr. K Venkata Subbaiah Vice President of IIE (India) , By Riyadh Chapter , This particular event was remarkable on its way as all IEF Founder Members and active Advisory  board members joined the Celebration ( 140+ delegates)

Core Concepts in Construction Chemicals ( 30th September) we invited Keynote Speaker Mr. Samer Al Takroury Technical Manager Henkel Polybit KSA and Engr. Ziad Anis Country Manager at Henkel Adhesive Technologies Construction by ( Dammam Chapter)

Engr Anwar Pasha Ansari Chairman electrical subcommittee IEF Jeddah chapter delivered presentation on connecting energy societies, while delivering the presentation on theme of the day he stunned the audience showing the fact that about 700 million people of the world are still in dark without electricity, interestingly explained giving several examples how can we achieve universal energy access. 

Concluded with the message that one needs to work faster to connect household and it has substantial impact on climate change, whenever possible we should use renewable energy.

Engr Ashraf Nawaz Qureshi,treasurer of the forum delivered power point presentations for the audience with topic Solving the KSA Housing Crises through Modern Method of Construction, he explained in detail the reasons to adopt MMC. He elaborated how the adoption of Modern Methods of Construction (MMC) is important and how this will help in reducing the cost and construction duration, achieving significant cost savings in labour and material due to effective and efficient utilization of resources under factory-controlled environment with enhanced quality. By this way contractors will be able to deliver affordable and sustainable housing. The contractors can be part of this revolution and turn this disruption into an opportunity by adopting modern construction by sharing structured information within all stakeholders in a collaborative environment to deliver affordable and sustainable housing.

Guest of honour Engr Mohammed Sayeed Uddin thanked Jeddah chapter for organizing event with theme, connecting energy societies.

While speaking on theme he said Increase in extreme global temperatures and weather conditions caused by climate change has led nations across the world to step up clean energy efforts, with technological innovations causing prices of solutions such as wind and solar is decreasing and therefore and no of them is installations increasing. However, despite renewables’ growing grasp of the energy market, the industry still faces the problem of universal energy access.

India is currently leading the race, expecting to reach complete electrification by 2020, ten years earlier than the target set under the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals for universal energy access.

However, we need to do much more work if the target of universal electrification is to be reached by 2030.

The solution to electrifying detached communities lies in the deployment of decentralized, renewable energy networks. Mini- and off-grid systems offer communities agency over their energy consumption and independence from the main grid, while renewables are becoming increasingly inexpensive and thus more viable for smaller, developing sites.

While speaking Advisory board member of the forum Engr Anjum Iqbal said The Covid-19 pandemic has caused more disruption to the energy sector than any other event in recent history, leaving impacts that will be felt for years to come. Further he said This year’s exceptional circumstances require an exceptional approach. The usual long-term modelling horizons are kept but the immediate focus is firmly on the next 10 years, examining in detail the impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic on the energy sector, and the near-term actions that could accelerate Energy efficiency, sustainability and resilience.

President of the forum Engr Mustafa Khan said I am happy that members of different chapters also joined with us to celebrate world energy day. while speaking he said Energy efficiency first shall be the watchword of the future, one Kilowatt of energy saved is equal to one Kilowatt of energy generated.

Minimise wastage, maximise saving of electricity, the future of electrical engineers lies in energy monitoring, energy management. smart grid, reducing transmission losses, switching losses.

Dr Ruksar Fatima Dean Engineering and Technology, Khaja Banda Nawaz University, joined online from Gulbarga appreciated the activities of Indian Engineers Forum in Kingdom, while speaking she suggested to have research and development wings under Indian Engineers Forum in Kingdom which may help young engineers to grow professionally.

Program started with the recitation of Holy Quran by Engr Mohammed Ahtesham IT Coordinator of the forum. Welcome speech was delivered by Vice president Engr Mir Ateeq ur Rahman, he welcomed all the participant dignitaries and guests joining online from different parts of the Kingdom. Program was anchored by General Secretary Syed Nasir Khursheed, online technical support was provided and well handled by Executive Committee member Engr Muazzam Sayeed.

Vice President Engr Abubakar Sher Khan concluded the event with a vote of thanks, he expressed deep sense of appreciation for Chief Guest, Guest of Honor, Presidents and executive committee members of different chapters, community leaders and other dignitaries for joining online and sparing precious time. He also thanked Jeddah executive committee members for their efforts to conduct this event.


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