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Kuwait: Kannada Koota holds presentation on NRK-Card, facilities

Media Release

Kuwait, Dec 19: Kannada Koota organized an informative programme ‘Presentation on NRK-Card and Facilities’ at the Indian Embassy Auditorium on December 14.

Chief guest of the evening Dr Arathi Krishna, deputy chairman, NRI Forum-Karnataka. Government of Karnataka graced the occasion.

Raj Gopal Singh, DCM, Indian Embassy, Kuwait was one of the guests of honor.

The function started with a welcome dance by Kannada Koota female members.

All Karnataka Associations in Kuwait participated in the programme. Ramesh Kidiyoor, Hillary Stevan Rego, Sheikh Mohammed Azhar, Arun Kumar Bapu, Yadunath Alva, Wilson D’Souza, presidents of associations like Tulu Koota, Bhuntara Sangh, Mogaveera Sangha, Kerala Karnataka Muslim Welfare Society, KCW,KKMA and others were part of the programme.

The programme was organized under shot notice. Many people and other association representatives from Karnataka attended the programme.

Dr Arathi Krishna briefed about the NRI Policy and NRI services like the government order on NRI policy, preamble, vision, mission, objectives, strategies, policy measures, definitions, government order on constitution of non-resident Indian committee, Karnataka, government order on constitution of a high level Department Monitoring Committee under policy of Karnataka, government order on Constitution of a district level NRI/NRKs, Welfare Committee under NRI policy of Karnataka, contact details of important officers, contact details of conveners, district level NRIs/NRKs and welfare committee. For more details she requested all Kannadigas to visit nriforum.karnataka.gov.in.

Dr Arathi Krishna suggested all Karnataka associations in overseas to apply online for NRI forum government of Karnataka recognition. Also, she requested all association presidents to spread the message with their members.

She requested all Karnataka people living in Kuwait to visit website nriforum.karnataka.gov.in and register online to get NRK card exclusively to avail a host of benefits ranging from free Insurance to various health packages.

Highlights of policy measures initiated by NRI Forum, Karnataka are:

1. Non Resident Kannada (NRK) card.
2. Creating a network of ‘Non-Resident Kannadigas’
3. Encouraging Kannada Koota’s all over the World
4. Promotion of Art, Festival and Culture of Karnataka
5. NRIs/NRKs Entrepreneurs Guidance Cell
6. Business Incubation Centre for NRKs
7. Encouraging Cross border Entrepreneurship
8. Facilitation of General Welfare issues of NRIs/NRKs
9. NRIs/NRKs Support Service Centre
10. Welfare Services to Migrant workers and NRIs/NRKs returning home.

The event followed with an interactive question answer session, where audience raised their concerns on NRI policies and new requests accepted for review.

The function ended with the vote of thanks by BM Iqbal.

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