Kuwait City, Dec 24: The 10th Annual General Body Meeting (AGM) of Billava Sangha Kuwait was held on December 16, at the Dhoom Auditorium, Abuhalifa, Kuwait.
The event commenced with a prayer by Havish Kumar Poojary. Master of Ceremony, Rajesh Kunder welcomed the president and all the BSK members. Lighting of lamp was done by the president Sushma Manoj along with the members of all committees which wass followed by Guru Shloka.
President, Sushma Manoj in her welcome speech appreciated all the committee members for working with unity towards the upliftment of the community.
General secretary Anish Kotian presented the annual report mentioning the activities carried out in the year 2022, while the treasurer Gautham Suvarna read out the financial report for the year 2022, both of which were approved by the members.
Welfare officer, Prashanth Poojary spoke about the scholarship programme and other welfare activities conducted during the year.
Certificates were distributed to the participants who performed at IIK’s Diwali Mela, BPP’s ‘Maithri’ Deepavali celebration, Karunada Dindima organized by BPP-Karnataka Wing and Karnataka Rajyotsava celebration conducted by World Kannada Association.
During the event, ‘Billava Chavadi’ video was released by the president. This annual day function held on September 13 at Aspire Indian International School, Abbasiya, Kuwait.
Talent show (singing, dance and drawing) was held for the members to bring out the best talent in them. Materials for coloring and drawing were provided by M/s Manoj Drawing Class.
Talent show participants:
Solo dance: Sangvi Santhosh Kotian
Solo dance: Havish Kumar Poojary
Song: Bharuni Arna Suvarna
Song: Tanvi Shivani Suvarna
Song: Jyothi Sudhir Suvarna
Solo dance: Soumya Sukesh
Group dance: Ghanshyam Attavar,
Praveen Shama Poojary
Sudesh Poojary Garodi
Song: Mithun Vishwanath
Song: Hariprasad Karkera
Song: Praveen Shama Poojary and Sukesh Poojary
All the kids as well as few adults participated in drawing. Certificate of appreciation was distributed for all the participants.
Returning officer, Jayalakshmi Vishwas announced the new management committee members elected unanimously for the year of 2023 as follows:
President - Sushma Manoj
Vice president - Amarnath Suvarna
General secretary - Anish Kotian
Joint secretary - Gautham Suvarna
Treasurer - Hrishikesh Kotian
Internal auditor - Venu Gopal
Cultural secretary - Rajesh Kunder
Joint Cultural Sec - Mahesh Poojary
Sports secretary - Sandesh Amin
Joint Sports Sec - Mithun Vishwanath
Welfare Officer - Charan R Suvarna
Joint Welfare - Sukumar Karkera Bantwal
PRO - Dhanraj N Poojary
Joint PRO - Prajwal Poojary
Media secretary - Ghanshyam Attavar
Raghu C Poojary, Chitrek Bangera and Krishna S Poojary will be in the advisory Committee for the year 2023.
Re-elected president Sushma Manoj addressed the gathering and requested the full cooperation from all the Committee members in fulfilling his duties towards the association.
The event was capably photographed by Manoj Kumar and Mithun Vishwanath.
Vote of thanks was given by the general secretary Anish Kotian.
The programme was concluded with dinner.
BSK management Committee thanked all the sponsors and BSK members for their contribution towards the success of all the functions and the events that took place during the year.