The Annual General Meeting of Tulu Koota Kuwait witnessed the advent of the new Managing Committee held on the 19th December 2014, at the Al Jawher School, Reggae.
The event commenced with a prayer song rendered by Mrs. Jayalaxmi Karkal, Madhav Naik and Bhavani Naik, followed by the lighting of lamp by the Managing Committee & Advisory Committee 2014.
The event well hosted by Mr. Suresh Shyam Rao Neramballi began with the President welcome by Mr. Tharendra Shettigar. The Secretary, Mr. Satish Acharya presented the Annual Report for the year 2014 followed by the presentation of financial report by the Treasurer, Mr. Vijay Kairangala. The audience while giving their approval to the financial report also approved to allocated KD 3000 for a new project of charity work in the year 2015. Mementos were then given away to the Managing Committee 2013 as a token of appreciation. Mr. Salvador D’Souza, who will be leaving Kuwait after 38 years of work in Kuwait, was felicitated with a memento for his years of service to Tulu Koota Kuwait.
The returning officer, Mr. Yadunath Alva then announced the new Managing Committee who were elected unanimously as follows:
President –Tharendra Shettigar
Vice President –Harish Bhandary
General Secretary – Wilson D’Souza
Joint Secretary – Vanitha Fernandes
Treasurer – Vijay Kairangala
Internal Auditor – Rajesh Mendon
Cultural Secretary – Satish Acharya
Sports Secretary – Faustine Pinto
PRO – Srikrishna Rao
Welfare Officer – Chandrahasa Shetty
The Managing Committee of 2015 while introducing themselves thanked everyone for electing them and assured of giving the best of services during their tenure in office. The newly elected President, Mr. Tharendra Shettigar in his speech thanked all the committee members for electing him in his second term and invited all those who are interested in sports, cultural activities and other art forms to join the committee.
The cultural programs that followed thereafter were an amalgamation of dance and music. Children danced on various songs, while adults offered soulful display of their voice. The paintings of Mr. Vilas Nayak, created during Tulu Parba 2014 were auctioned and the proceedings were beautifully conducted by Mr. Suresh Salian & Sushma Manoj. The amount collected at the auction was donated to the Prime Minister’s Relief Fund. The cultural program was concluded by a graceful Christmas carol dance and Christmas celebrations by Santa joyously entering and distributing sweets.
The event came to an end with a Vote of Thanks by the General Secretary, the National anthem and a delectable dinner served by Avanti Palace Restaurant. The lightings were done by Illumination’s while the slideshow was ably handled by Mr. Ramesh Bhandary and team.
Report by: Suresh S. Rao Neramballi.