By Rons Bantwal
Daijiworld Media Network—Mumbai (RD)
Mumbai, Jul 23: The 80th annual general body meeting of Billawar Association was held under the chairmanship of Jaya C Suvarna at Billawar Bhavan Narayan Guru auditorium, Santa Cruz (East), on Sunday July 22.
Speaking on the occasion, he said that the Association that was founded by the community’s veterans 80 years ago has grown globally with genuine concern for uplifting the poor and bringing overall prosperity. The success of the Association lies in the ideologies of Brahmasri Guru Narayan.
Former Karnataka minister Vasant Salian was the chief guest on the occasion.
He said that the backing of the community’s veteran and former union minister is significant to the growth of the Association as social and political leadership is essential for any Association to succeed.
Billawar Association honorary president Y Nagesh, vice-presidents L V Amin, M B Kukyan, Nityanand D Kotian and C T Salian, honorary chief secretary Jyoti K Suvarna, honorary joint secretaries Mohandas G Poojary and Dhananjay S Kotian, honorary joint secretaries Ganesh M Billav, Mahesh Karkal, Dharmapal G Anchan and Rajesh J Bangera, Bharat Co-operative Bank (Mumbai) Limited chairman Vasudev R Kotian, Billawar Association women’s wing president Jayanti V Ullal, Seva Dal commandant Ganesh K Poojary, education committee president Bhaskar M Salian, Gangadhar J Poojary, Mohan G Poojary, Premanath P Kotian, Baby S Kukyan, Sadashiv A Karkera, Ravindra A Amin, Anantaram S Sanil, J V Kotian, Shankar D Poojary, and Vasanti Saliankar were present on the dais.
G M Kotian, K Ramachandra, Shankar K Suvarna, Dr Priyanka Suvarna, K P Suvarna, M N Sanil, lawyer Rohini J Salian, Varada Ullal, lawyer Sasidar Kaup, K M Mabian, Surendra A Poojary, Harish G Amin, Jayanti Kotian, M V Kukyan, honorary editor, Association’s monthly bulletin ‘Akshaya’ , Bharat Bank CEO Chandrashekar R Mulky, Ashwajit Hejmady, Ravikant Amin, and Umesh Karkera were also present.
The Association’s honorary chief secretary Jyoti K Suvarna welcomed the gathering. Honorary joint secretary Dr Dhananjay S Kotian presented the annual report and proposed the vote of thanks. Honorary chief treasurer Uday S Salian presented the annual accounts.