The AGM of Billava Sangha Kuwait witnessed the emergence of the new Managing Committee held on the 28th November 2014, at the Indian Community School, Salmiya. Lots of other cultural programs were lined up to keep the audience entertained.
The cultural programs were graciously hosted by Jayalaxmi Vishwas, as the program commence with the lighting of the lamp and release of the yearbook “Billava Bolpu” by the President of the association Mr. Mohandas Poojary. Sudha Sandesh gracefully welcomed the audience with her welcome dance while other kids grooved to other Hindi dances. It was followed by a brief skit, which essayed details about Bramha Shree Narayan Guru Swamy and Gokarnatheshwar temple, Kudroli under the able direction of Mahesh Poojary & Manoj Poojary.
The President in his speech urged all Billavas to stay united and strong with each other and urged to work for the upliftment of the community. The General Secretary for the year 2014, SushmaBangera read out the annual activities of the association, while the treasurer, Gautham Suvarna read out the financial report for the year, both of which were approved by the members. The scholarship initiated by the association, was distributed to 3 deserving students by Mr. Rohit Sanil and Mr. Satish Kunder.
The committee also gave an emotional farewell to the outgoing President of the association, Mr. Mohandas Poojary, as he has retired and will soon leave to his homeland after serving in the country for 32 years. He wished very well for the association and everyone the best of luck in future. He was felicitated by the advisors, Mr. Manoj Kumar and Mr. Raghu Poojary.
Soon after the felicitation program, cultural program followed with a comedy skit, comedy dance by elders, various dances by our talented little Billava kids. Singing and music were also a part of the event by our members.
The Returning Officer, Rashmi Raj announced that the new Managing committee members were elected unanimously as follows for the year 2015:
President – Chitrek Bangera
Vice President -Raghu C. Poojary
General Secretary –Vijay Kavoor
Joint Secretary – Jyothi Sudhir
Treasurer – Pradeep Kotian
Internal Auditor – Raghav Poojary
Sports Secretary – Krishna Poojary
Cultural Secretary – Mithun Vishwanath
PRO – Govind Belchada
Joint PRO – Jagadeesha Poojary
Welfare Officer – Rajesh Poojary
Media Secretary –Sushma Bangera
The advisor of the committee is Mr. Manoj Kumar, while Mr. A.K. Ravindra & Mr. Mohandas Poojary are the honorary advisors.
The Main Sponsor of the event was a Well Wisher, while it was co-sponsored by UAE Exchange and Khalil Bahman & Partners. The sound and lighting was arranged by Zain Event Management Company, while the photography was ably handled by Bipin Kirodian. The event was concluded with a speech from the newly elected President, Mr. Chitrek Bangera, a vote of thanks by the new General Secretary Mr. Vijay Kavoor, singing of the Indian National Anthem and tasty dinner served by Mingash Restaurant.
Report: Suresh S. Rao Neramballi.