Kuwait City, Dec 16: The 23rd Annual General Body Meeting (AGM) of Tulu Koota Kuwait (TKK) was held on Friday, December 9 at the Indian School of Excellence, Salmiya. The programme commenced with prayer by master Aashna Ram followed by national anthems of Kuwait and India.
The president, Sanath Kumar Shetty, and the advisors, Satishchandra Shetty, Tharendra Shettigar along with the management committee members marked the auspicious beginning of the program by lighting the ceremonial lamp.
Vice president, Abdul Razak wholeheartedly welcomed the members of the association for the 23rd Annual General Body Meeting and congratulated everyone for the successful journey of TKK.
At the meeting, general secretary Roshan Quadras submitted the Annual Report of year 2022 which reflected the accomplishments of the Koota during the whole year. The audited annual financial report for the year 2022 was presented by treasurer Dinesh Ram Bannanje. Both the reports were approved in the meeting by the applause of the attending members.
Welfare Officer Vijay Wilson Albuquerque presented a detailed welfare report which highlighted the welfare activities carried out by Tulukoota Kuwait for the year 2022 with visual slides, and TKK is very proud to announce that during the year, a total of Rs 11 Lac was donated to the needy under various welfare projects. The audience and the TKK members appreciated the philanthropy work of TKK with applause.
The committee members who excelled in fundraising efforts by reaching out to individuals, advertisers, and sponsors to support the events of Tulu Koota during the year, were awarded during the AGM. The highest financial contributors for the association during 2022, president Sanath Kumar Shetty, advisor Wilson Dsouza, advisor Ramesh Shekar Bhandary, vice president Abdul Razak, welfare officer Vijay Wilson Albuquerque, sports secretary Lionel Mascarenhas, committee members – Harish Bhadary, Chandrahass Shetty, Chetana Shetty, and Anil Britto were honored.
In the concluding remark of the outgoing president, Sanath Shetty thanked advisors and all the committee members for their excellent support during his tenure. Sanath Shetty honored all the committee members with a shawl and a token of appreciation memento as a remembrance for their continuous support during the year 2021-2022.
The following cultural programmes were performed by the talented participants, members, and kids of Tulu Koota Kuwait.
Dance performances by Buzz Dance Academy, Spark dance group, Sparkling stars, Pokiri Jawaniyer Team, Ashna & Arshith Ram and Justin Reon Carlo, and Schnell Correia.
Kannada song by Mughda Bhandary;
Hindi songs by, Laveena Prafulla, and Suresh Salian.
Kannada songs by Suresh Salian, Sharif Kairangala, and Govind Babu.
Comedy skit by Lionel Mascarenhas and team
The second part of the stage programme was the introduction of the year 2023 Managing Committee members for the Koota. Election officer Yadunath Alva efficiently introduced the unanimously elected new management committee members.
The elected members of the new managing committee are:
President – Abdul Razak Nitte
Vice President – Shankar Shetty
General Secretary – Harish Bhandary
Joint Secretary – Sharon Gonsalves
Treasurer – Roshan Prashanth Quadras
Internal Auditor – Dinesh Ram Bannanje
Cultural Secretary – Vijay Wilson Albuquerque
Sports Secretary – Srinath Prabhu
Public Relations Officer – Lionel Mascarenhas
Welfare Officer – Vijay Kumar Kairangala
The newly elected managing committee members in their introduction speech thanked Tulu Koota Kuwait for the great opportunity to serve this prestigious association. They assured their utmost professionalism, commitment, and teamwork for all the activities of TKK.
The newly elected President, Abdul Razak Nitte in his speech expressed his gratitude for electing him for the lead role of TKK. As Tulu Koota Kuwait steps into the 24th year of its inception, he assured of dynamic teamwork with the continuation of welfare projects under health and the project education, as per the requirement and to continue the hard work to enhance the credibility and visibility of Tulu Koota Kuwait through greater welfare and charity projects for the benefit of Tuluvas. All the members of TKK congratulated the new President and the managing committee for the year 2023.
The new management committee released the New calendar for the year 2023 sponsored by Badr Al Samaa Medical Center.
The event culminated with a fabulous Christmas celebration. Christmas Carols were sung by the talented TKK kids - Sparkling stars group led by Mrs Rita Pinto.The entry of Santa Claus brought joy and happiness to the children and gathered attendees. Cake cutting and distribution of sweets marked the beginning of the Christmas season and the New Year.
The Raffle draw was efficiently conducted by energetic committee member, Manoj Shetty, and the winners grabbed exciting prizes. The programme was coordinated by Roshan Quadras and cultural programme was well coordinated by Manoj Shetty with excellent compering from the dynamic committee member Dheeraj Salian. Ronald Dsouza coordinated the technical part of the cultural programme. Sound and Lights for the programme was provided by Anand of – Waves, photograpghy by Vineeth. The programme was concluded with a vote of thanks by the general secretary, Harish Bhandary, followed by a scrumptious dinner served by Beit Al Khalij Restaurant, Kuwait.