(Report: Suresh S. Rao Neramballi)
Annual General Body meeting of Buntara Sangha Kuwait was held on Friday, December 30th 2016, at Indian Community School ,Khaitan, Kuwait.
The activity for the day commenced with prayer song to Lord Ganesha by Ms. Harshi P Shetty Lighting of Lamp by the Outgoing President and Managing Committee members marked the inauguration of the event.
The outgoing General Secretary Dinesh Shetty presented the Annual report for the year, highlighting the achievements of the Sangha in cultural and charitable activities during the year. The audited annual financial report for the year 2016 was presented by outgoing treasurer Babitha Manoj Shetty; which was later approved by the members present at the AGM with a loud round of applause.
Rajesh Shetty, the outgoing president, thanked all the members for their strong support during his tenure. He praised the Managing committee members for their innovative ideas, strategic thinking, and tireless efforts to increase the visibility of Sangha. He reiterated that the support of the members and goodwill has enabled the Sangha to make remarkable contributions towards welfare activities under HEMA (Health, Education and Marriage Assistance) scheme.
Children were presented with memento in appreciation of their valuable participation during the ‘Buntayana & Deepavali Parbha’ 2016. This was followed by the Election of the 2017 Managing Committee. Returning officer Swarna Shetty announced that following members were unanimously elected as office bearers of the Buntara Sangha, Kuwait for the year 2017.
The members of Buntara Sangha Managing committee 2017 are:
President – Yadunath Alva, Adyapadi
Vice President – Uday Kumar Shetty
General Secretary – Praveen Kumar Shetty, Shankat
Treasurer – NiranjanMalli, Gundilaguthu
Cultural Secretary – Jaysheel Shetty, Horlali
Sports Secretary – Shodhan Shetty, Aikala
PRO – Sandesh Shetty, AdveSannoni
The elected members of managing committee assured the members of the association of their best service during their tenure in their introductory speech.
The newly elected president, Yadunath Alva Adyapadi in his speech thanked the members for reposing confidence in him, and assured that the MC 2017 is committed to make progress to ensure successful and ambitious outcomes for the Sangha both in cultural and welfare activities. He praised the efforts of the predecessors, and hoped that the members would continue to support and work closely with the Managing Committee to provide an amazing family environment and values for the Sangha children.
The cultural program for the day comprised of dance performances by Sangha kids and Heart beat Group. The program was beautifully hosted by Devi Prasad Rai, while brain teasers and quiz by Manoj Shetty kept the audience engrossed and entertained. The program came to a beautiful end with New Year Celebration and cutting of cake and vote of thanks by Outgoing General secretary, Dinesh Shetty.