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By Sujay Bendur

Dubai, May 1: Bearys Cultural Forum under the auspices of the Indian Islamic Centre, dubai conducted “World Beary Sammelana & Chammana 2006 – convention” at the Inter-Continental Hotel (Great Zabeel Ball Room) in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

`Beary’ is a Muslim community originated from the coastal parts of the state of Karnataka in India. Bearys Cultural Form (BCF) was formed in the United Arab Emirates under the auspices of Dubai Indian Islamic Centre, UAE. BCF’s main objective is to promote, educate and create social, cultural and educational awareness amongst the Bearys in the UAE and India. The BCF conducts regularly cultural, sports, talent search, educational activities, Iftar Party, etc. every year. BCF also provides educational scholarships to the Beary students for pursuing their higher studies in the field of medicines, engineering etc.

The main objective of conducting the World Beary Sammelana and Chammana 2006 was to focus on the bearys education and development. In this sammelana the professionals from the Bearys ethnic group gathered under one platform from all around the world and shared their professional excellence and achievements amongst the Bearys who attended at large. The event took the pace in the morning and continued till the evening. Renowned officials from the United Arab Emirates also shared their views and interacted with the beary ethnic group.

World Beary convention was presided over by the C.M. Bhandari, Ambassador of India to the UAE and Y.K. Sinha, Consul General of India in Dubai was the chief guest of honor. C.M. Bhandari and Y.K. Sinha stated about providing full support and commitment to the expatriate Indian working in the United Arab Emirates.

Dr. B.K. Yusuf , the President of the Bearys Cultural Forum and the Organising Committee Chairman emphasized on the education of the poor masses of the beary people. Zafarullah Khan, the Chief Advisor of the Beary Cultural Forum and the Managing Director of the Zain Group of Hotels stated “there should be collective actions amongst the people of Karnataka to go hand in glove for the development of the poor people.” Zafarullah Khan further stated that “I would like to develop the innovativeness & creativity of the beary people. The prime say is that I would like the people to educate themselves.”

Dr. B.K. Yusuf, President of the BCF stated “the main object of this Sammelana and Chammanna 2006 is to conduct a mega cultural gathering and to disseminate the information of the contribution of the renowned Bearys of the World amongst all the Bearys towards professional excellence.” B.A. Moideen, Former Education Minister of Karnataka also attended this convention and stated “women education and funding of schools should be given top priority. Dr. B.R. Shetty mentioned that “top class activities amongst the bearys is prominent and they are doing a good job. Dr. Kaup Mohamed the General Secretary of the BCF mentioned, “the event will be of its kind for the overall creative realm of the Bearys in the field of education, technology and excellence.”

The Convention was also attended by several dignatories which included B.A. Abdul Rahiman, Renowed Lawyer, Syed Beary, Managing Director, Bearys Group, B.M. Farooque, Managing Director, Fiza Group, S.M. Syed Khalil, M.B. Noor Mohamed, MD. Fakruddin, Managing Director, Ajmal Group, Abdul Jaleel, A.S. Puthege, Editor, Vaaratha Bharathi Newspaper, Haju Jamalluddin, Chairman, crescent School, Shamshudeen, P.T. Abdul Rahiman, Generla Secretary of Indian Islamic Centre, T.S. Shettigar, Jamalludin, Apsara Group, Dr. Viquar Azeem, Dr. Azad Moopen, Ganesh Rai, M.K. Madhavan, Kumar, Indian Associatio Dubai, Kanukaran Shetty, President Hotel, Prabhakar, KOD, K.P. Ahmed, Yaseenb Malpe etc.

The Convention included entertainment programs for children, Islamic quiz, skids, mono- acting, beary songs & felicitation function. The event was attended by more than 1000 people. The Event will include Buffet lunch for all the attendees. The program was conducted for the whole day. C.M., Bhadari, Y.K. Sinha released a booked “Bidu Gadayadari” written by M.B. Abdul Rahiman. Further Mr. Zafarullah Khan and B.A. Moideen released a Beary song cassettee titled as “ Gulfro Pernal produced by Haneef Perliya and sponsored by Mepha Switzerland and Bearys Cultural Forum. Several prizes and token of appreciation was given to the delegates and the audience.

Syed Bearys the Chairman of the Bearys Group was awareded the Bearys Personality of the Year 2005 and International Beary of the Year 2005 during the Convention jointly by C.M. Bhandari, Y.K. Sinha, Dr. B.R. Shetty,  B.A. Moideen, Zafurallah Khan and Dr. B.K. Yusuf. The program was a grand success.

The program was sponsored by Zafarullah Khan, Managing Director, Zain International, Dr. B.R. Shetty and several other organizations and people. Finally the vote of thanks was given by the BCF Vice Prsident M.E. Moolur.


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