- Category: Kozhikode District Association
- Published: 15 September 2014
Kozhikode District Association, Kuwait celebrated Onam-Eid on September 12th, 2014 at Indian Community School, Khaitan. His Excellency Mr. Sunil Jain, Ambassador of India to Kuwait inaugurated the function by lighting the lamp. Association President Mr. Haneef.C presided over the inaugural function. General Secretary Mr. Shyjith.K explained the activities of the Association. Art and Culture Secretary Mr. Aboobacker.K gave Onam-Eid message. Kerala Pravasi Welfare Board Director Mr. Varghese Puthukulangara, Association Patrons Mr. Shabeer Mandolly, Mr. Ashraf Aydeed and Mr. Rajagopalan .E, Mahilavedi President Mrs. Biji Ramakrishnan offered felicitations. Also His Excellency Mr. Sunil Jain congratulated and awarded the Children of the association members who achieved higher scores in the 10th and 12th Board examinations held in 2014. Mr. Ramakrishnan.M and Mrs. Reeja Santhosh compered the day long program. General Convener Mr. Ragesh.P.D welcomed the gathering and Association Treasurer Mr. Najeeb.P.V expressed vote of thanks.
A beautiful ‘Pookkalam’ was arranged at the venue by Mr. Abdul Nisar and team. The celebration was memorable with the attendance of large number of members, presence of the eminent personalities of social, cultural, economic and commercial field of Kuwait. Kozhikode district association family celebrated the joyous day with traditional and cultural programs of Kerala and Kuwait including Onam songs, Thiruvathirakali, Oppana, Mohiniyattam, Bharathanatyam, Kolkkali, Arabic dance, Kavitha, Ganamela, Mappilappattu, Cinimatic dance, Comedy skit…etc. The lip-smacking ‘Onasadya’ with more than 20 traditional side dishes under the leadership of Mr. Sreenivasan.M, was the main highlight which was served to more than thousand persons who took part in the celebrations.
Maveli, the symbolic representation of king Mahabali blessed all of the association members and was present throughout the day to cherish the celebrations. The participation of large number of members, variety of programs by Mahilavedi, Balavedi and members exhibited the great talents of the association members and which made the Onam-Eid celebration to the grand success. Association thanks all of who attended the function to share the love and happiness of Onam and Eid with us.