Al Khobar: India Fraternity Forum (IFF) released the souvenir “The Distance” at a colorful ceremony at Centro Rotana Hotel in AlKhobar, in the eastern province. Mr. Moosakutty, the Zonal President of the Forum, handed over the first copy of the magazine to Mr. Arshad Anwar, a reputed leader of the Delhi community in the eastern region, in the presence of eminent personalities and various community leaders of the expatriate Indian community. The magazine was launched by Mr. N. Ram Prasad, Deputy Chief of Mission, Embassy of India, Riyadh on 28 March 2021.
A gathering of dignitaries attended the function and Mr. Ismail Hassan Panavally, Editor-in-Chief of the magazine “The Distance” & Lecturer of Prince Satham University, Wadi Al-Dawasir delivered the keynote address over the video conferencing. He elucidated the goal of publishing the recollections of the inspiring incidents of selfless efforts of community volunteers that served the needy and deserving and dedicated services of health professionals as the first line of defense in preventing the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic. He expressed his hope that the magazine will remind its readers about the sacrifices of the Covid-19 warriors and realigning our thoughts to face the new normal of physical distancing while maintaining the mental affinity.
Specially invited guests representing healthcare, financial administration & media attended the program included, Dr. Nabil Ahmed (Tamil Nadu), Dr. Sajjad Pasha (Bangalore), Mohammed Abdul Waris (Hyderabad), Albin Joseph (Kerala) graced the occasion and congratulated for releasing of the souvenir. They all lauded the tireless efforts of the Forum to reach out to the deserving and hoped to continue the social services in during difficult time of the pandemic that had affected all our businesses, our communities, and our way of life.
Mr. Abdul Salam (Regional Secretary, India Fraternity Forum) concluded the function by delivering the vote of thanks to all the participants & guests. He assured that the Forum will continue to engage in community activities and support to the needy and deserving disregarding the accessibility to their locations of the Kingdom. The program was anchored by Mr. Meraj Ahmed, executive member of India Fraternity Forum.