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.

Kozhikode District Association,Kuwait honoured with a warm farewell to Mr. Sasidharan Kovileri, Central executive member and former Farwaniya Area President, who is leaving  Kuwait after the long 37 years of service and have decided to spend rest of the life with his family in homeland. 

Mr.Haneef.C, Kozhikode District Association President presided over the send off meeting held at Successline Auditorium, Abbasiya in presence of the executive members. In appreciation of the services rendered by him to the Kozhikode community in Kuwait and as a mark of love and affection a memento was presented to Mr.Sasidharan by association president.

 

Mr.Shyjith.K, General Secretary of the Association welcomed the meeting. Mr. Rajagopalan.E, Mr. Ramakrishnan.M, Mr. Shaji.K.V, Mr. Aboobacker.K, Mr. Shamsudheen.K.K, Mr. Thaha.K.V, Mr. Sasidharan.P.K, Mrs. Biji Ramakrishnan, Mr. Abdul Najeeb T.K and Mr. Kunhiraman.K felicitated to Mr. Sasidharan Kovileri.

 

In his reply speech Mr.Sasidharan thanked the Association for the love and affection he got from the members. Also he concluded that he will continue the services to the association from his native place in all possible ways. The meeting concluded with the vote of thanks by Mr. Najeeb.P.V, Association Treasurer.  

Kozhikode District Association, Kuwait distributed Family benefit and treatment aid under Karunyam scheme funds. Family Benefit fund distributed to Mr. Balaraman who is our Farwaniya area member and met with an accident while he was on vacation in Kozhikode. He was seriously injured and underwent an operation. Now he is planning to continue in India until complete his course of treatment. Family Benefit Scheme implemented by Kozhikode District Association, Kuwait have proved to be a blessing hand to many members who need the financial support due to injuries by accident and members bereaved family upon the unexpected demise.

Karunyam scheme fund disbursed to Mr. Rajan from Odumbra, Mr. Abdu Rhman from Kakkodi and Mr. Abdul Salam from Madavoor. 'Karunyam Scheme' implemented by the Association to help the underprivileged Kozhikode district natives to meet medical expenses for the treatment of severe ailments like heart diseases, kidney ailments, cancer, etc. whose treatment expenses are very high and beyond the reach of common man. The association had helped almost 50 persons in the previous years and the numbers of applications we receive for medical assistance are increasing day by day.

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