Kuwait, Mar 29: The fifth annual general body meeting of Mogaveers Association Kuwait (MAK) was conducted virtually on March 5 through Zoom.
Suresh Salian who was an excellent host for the day welcomed all the MAK members to the event. As is customary and traditional, the proceedings of the MAK AGM commenced with Kuwait and Indian National Anthems followed by a prayer song sung by Kanishk.
The lighting of the lamp was done by president Rajesh Mendon and convener Ramesh Kidiyoor.
Pranitha D Salian
The general-secretary, Dhananjaya S Salian read the annual report of the activities of the association for the year 2020, while the treasurer Lakshmeesh Salian read out the financial report for the year, both of which were approved by the members.
A scholarship of INR 10,000 was given to Pranitha D Salian, daughter of active member Dinakar C Salian who scored 92% in SSLC 2020.
Some of the major events of 2020 are as follows:
MAK organized its fourth indoor, national-level volleyball and throwball tournament under the title of 'MAK Champion Trophy 2020' which was held on February 25 at the American International School, Maidan Hawally, Kuwait.
As part of the welfare projects, scholarships were given to the first three meritorious students of Mogaveera Management Schools of India namely:
1. Mahalakshmi English Medium School, The names of the top 3 students are Prasheel L Suvarna, Sudeeksha, Bavith L Suvaran Uchila 2) Sagar Vidya Mandir, Beach Road, Padubidri. The names of students are: Unnathi H Puthran, Prapthi, Anshul A Salian
Also, INR 10,000 was given to Rishab Puthran, son of active member Srinivas Puthran who scored 95.36 % in SSLC 2019
President, Rajesh Mendon welcomed all the members and thanked everyone for their continued support during his tenure. He also assured them that he would support and work towards the betterment of the committee and requested everyone to provide continuous support even for the upcoming year.
Convener Ramesh Kidiyoor urged all the members to come forward to showcase their talent and increase the visibility of the association in Kuwait and take the association to the next level.
The returning officer, Sachidanad Suvarna announced the new managing committee for the year 2021. The group unanimously elected Jaya Kotian as the president.
The officer bearers for 2021 are as follows:
President: Jaya Kotian, Kinnimulki, Udupi
Vice-president: Kishore Kotian, Udupi
General-secretary: Dhananjaya S Salian, Malpe
Treasurer: Lakshmeesh Salian, Malpe
Cultural-secretary: Prashanth Kunder, Malpe
Sports-secretary: Nithin Suvarna, Thottam, Malpe
PRO and welfare officer: Kiran Kumar, Boloor
Rajesh Mendon would be the chief co-ordinator.
The managment committee members introduced themselves, thanked and assured all the members for rendering their best service during their tenure.
Newly elected president, Jaya Kotian in his speech thanked all the members for electing him as president and giving him this opportunity. He urged all the members to stay safe in this tough time of pandemic and assured everyone of continued support from the committee.
Executive committee of 20 members announced by the president is as follows: Dr Vikyath Boloor, Sachidanand Suvarna, Poonam Mendon, Suresh Salian, Nishanth Salian, Pundarisha Kanchan, Ranjitha Pundarish, Divakar J Kotian, Manoj Amin, Punithraj Salian, Santhosh Karkera, Shrinivas Puthran, Manjunath G Mogaveer, Purandhar Manchi, Ramesh Kunder, Rakshith Suvarna, Kaushik Kanchan, Santhosh (Sanu) Kunder, Girish Salian, Kusuma Girish.
The below welfare projects would continue as informed by the president
-Death grant of IRS 1,00,000 in case of death of any active member, financial help will be provided to the next of kin of the deceased.
-Financial help (health grant) of IRS 25,000 will be given to the members in case of serious health issues or permanent disability or severe injury due to an accident
-Merit cum means scholarship- Children of MAK members residing in Kuwait or India would be awarded a scholarship of IRS 10,000 for 10th standard students and IRS 20,000 for 12th standard students.
Scholarship for Mogaveera Management School in India
Jaya Kotian also announced that scholarships of IRS 7,000, IRS 5,000 and IRS 3,000 would be awarded to the first three meritorious students respectively for the year 2020-2021, for the following schools of the Mogaveera Community:
Mahalaksmi English Medium School, Uchila
Sagar Vidya Mandir, Beach Road, Padubidri
Convenor, Ramesh Kidiyoor congratulated the new committee members and also urged everyone to be innovative and strengthen the members of the community in Kuwait and to always be united. He also announced that a contribution of Rs 1,00,000 would be made towards the renovation of Sri Mahalaxmi Temple Uchila from MAK.
Melodious songs were sung by Suresh Salian and Jaya Kotian.
In her vote of thanks, Poonam Mendon expressed her gratitude to every member who supported making the event successful.