Abu Dhabi, Aug 6: The Bearys Welfare Forum (BWF), a well known social organization in UAE, respected for its philanthropic and charitable works, organized the 'Iftar' get-together at India Social and Cultural Centre, on Friday August 3 evening, amidst prominent personalities, including Padmashree Dr B R Shetty.
The programme began with an informative religious speech by Janab Abdul Hameed, president, Kannada unit, ICC.
After breaking the fast and reciting the evening prayers, a short stage program was held. All the dignitaries were invited to the dais by BWF general secretary Abdulla Madumoole. Abdul Ravoof recited the Holy Quran.
President Mohammed Ali welcomed the prominent guests to the dais and expressed his gratitude for accepting the invitation and joining them for the Iftar get-together.
Mohamed Ali Uchil put forward the charitable causes initiated by BWF, which were successfully conducted in Mangalore, especially the mass marriages of many poor girls. It will be conducted once again at the Milagrese Hall on November 4, 2012. He appealed for generous help from the members to conduct this programme. He also thanked all those who donated for various causes which in-turn helped many under-privileged people to live a dignified life in the society. He highlighted BWF projects like distribution of wheel chairs and construction of 50 toilets for the poor in the community in the various parts of the district. He expressed his gratitude to chief guests Padmashree Dr B R Shetty (MD NMC Group) and Sudhir Kumar Shetty (COO Global, UAE Exchange Centre) for their constant support from the beginning of BWF.
All the dignitaries spoke on the occasion and wished 'Happy Ramadan' to all Muslim brothers. Dr B R Shetty extended his warm Ramadan greetings. He said that he was happy to be associated with BWF and they are like his family members. Beary community is very close to his heart from the beginning back home in Mangalore. Sudhir Kumar Shetty also wished them on the occasion and praised BWF for their various charitable deeds and promised to attend this year’s mass marriage in Mangalore.
Ahmed Wahabe (Manager, New Muslim Centre) was one of the other main guests for the day. He spoke on the occasion and said that he too was closely associated with BWF and lauded BWF for the community services and the selfless work towards the common people and under-privileged.
Dr Viqar Azim, Sarvotham Shetty, Shekar Shetty of Arab Udupi Hotels Group, Siraj Ahmed (Saiban community) and Thomas Sequeira (MCom Rep UAE) also spoke on the occasion and gave his best wishes during the observance of Ramadan.
Hamza Abdul Kahder and Shaikh Bava, vice presidents of BWF along with Basheer Bajpe, BWF advisor were present on the dias. Mohamed Siddik Kaup, treasurer of BWF, and Siddik Uchil coordinated the programme. Audio visuals of BWF achievements and photos were arranged by Abdul Jaleel Gurupur and Ismail Shimoga.
Mohd Kallapu and Imran Kudroli along with Abdul Hameed Gurupur took the responsibility and managed the event.
Abdul Majeed, Haneef Ullal, Nzaeer Ubar, Abdul Razak Sullia, Ibrahim Perla, Majeed Athoor, Farook Kallapu, Jaleel Uchil, Rasheed V K, Nawaz Uchil, Basheer Uchil, Arif Kudroli, Shareef Krishnapur, Imbran along with BWF youth wing members were instrumental in the success of program.
Mohammed Raffick, Krishnapur BWF coordinator proposed the vote of thanks.