Kuwait: Indian Social Forum holds blood camp; exemplary response from expats

Media Release
September 30, 2020

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Indian Social Forum (ISF) Kuwait, Karnataka Chapter, a socio-cultural organization of Indians in Kuwait arranged its second successful Blood Donation Camp on Friday, 25th September 2020 at Kuwait Central Blood Bank located  at Jabriya from 1 pm to 7 pm. The first mass blood donation camp was held on September 11 at Al Adan Blood Bank of Kuwait.

The Blood Donation Camp was inaugurated by  Mr. Jarrah Hammoud Al Dafiri, MD of Al Dafiery Real Estate  Company & Owner of Metro Super Markets Kuwait in the presence of ISF Karnataka President Mr. Mustaqeem Shiroor and General Secretary Ashfaq Hussein. Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Dafiri  explained the importance of blood donation & said it was a unique opportunity for the donors to donate their blood to save lives.

ISF Karnataka members, under the guidance of its Executive body, dedicated themselves volunteering Camp activities by adhering to MOH-Kuwait Covid guidelines and social distancing. ISF Executive body also expressed their utmost gratitude to all the Donors for their humanitarian spirit and were greeted with a token of appreciation. 250 units of blood have been collected in these Two camps. These camps were very much appreciated by authorities in Kuwait Central Blood Bank.

On this occasion, Dr. Asma Raafat Mohammed, Jabriya mobile Blood bank supervisor, lauded and thanked ISF for taking this initiative and conducting this noble cause. Dr. Eman Ibrahim Ghabbour of Central blood bank was also present in the Dias. Mr. Thameem Moosa Ullal, vice President, ISF Karnataka presented vote of thanks.

Indian Social Forum (ISF) keeps on organizing such blood camps & medical checkups at regular intervals and strive to support the expats in this noble cause. ISF has been extremely active in organizing several such camps in the past too.

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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)

Runner Up – DHEERAH GUYS

CHAMPIONS OF JF-SUPER CUP-2020 – DM NAJD

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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