By TCN News,
Dammam: Indo-Kuwait Friendship Society, a non-profit socio-cultural friendship NRI association known to Indian Embassy in Kuwait, honored the visiting Patron of IKFS Dhaval Bathia by hosting a dinner reception at “ECHO Restaurant – Farwaniya”. Plaque of “IKFS Honorary Award” was delivered by Sulaiman Khalid from “Amiri Diwan – Govt. of Kuwait” and Muzammil Malik, IKFS Patron.
IKFS Program started with the recitation of some verses from Holy Quran by Sayid Mudassir Nasir, 2nd year BBA Student of Kuala Lumpur University, Malaysia who is on a short visit to Kuwait. IKFS General Secretary, AKS Abdul Nasir, welcomed the guests and described about the past community activities of IKFS. Advocate: Sayid Mohamed Nizar, Vice President, in his inaugural speech said that IKFS team is very much honored and delighted to see Dhaval, on face to face who is known as “one of the genius – think-tank of the world”. Dhaval Bathia, the ”Chief Guest of the event” was introduced to the audience along with Sulaiman Khalid “ The Guest of Honor” by President Dr. Ghalib Al-Mashoor. Al-Mashoor added that Sulaiman Khalid ’s father was the “Advisor” to Former Kuwaiti Ruler His Highness Late Shaikh Jaber Ahmed Al-Sabah and IKFS members are delighted to have these wonderful personalities on IKFS dais.
Engineer Mohamed Omar, representing Sri Lankan IT Institution EXPERTEXON – as a Mobile application developer introduced cross platform on mobile application development on Apple, Android, Blackberry and Windows mobile for the first time in Kuwait. Omar spoke of about the benefits of learning “web-designing programs as well as Mobile Phone applications”. He added that the short term course can be learned by students while continuing their studies in schools and colleges. One of the I.K.F.S educational wing member Sumayya who studies in 10th class at Indian Public School, (Salmiya) was granted IKFS sponsorship for the short term Web-design certified course. Omar and his institution in Kuwait endorsed the free enrollment form for the nominee of IKFS as a gesture towards long term educational goals of the I.K.F.S. for their members’ school going children.
IKFS Chief Patron and Advisor Muzammil Malik, a philanthropist and Industrialist who employs more than 3000 Indians around the world, as well as IKFS nominee for “Padmashri Award” delivered felicitation speech. Sayid Nasir Thangal, IKFS Patron, Chairman of Kuwait Kerala Muslim Cultural Centre, and Kuwait Kerala Sunni Muslim Council, (a 7000 strong member Indian Association) and the Board member of Indian Community School also delivered complimentary speech. and thanked IKFS for arranging such a wonderful event by bringing world famous Dhaval Bathia.
Dhaval Bathia, International trainer and author of several books made a brief 30 minutes presentation to the children of IKFS family who participated in the event with “Mind blowing and brain storming lessons and techniques”. Children were on queue to get their autograph signed by Bathia after the event. Children enjoyed with Bathia’s short cut puzzles solutions and training of getting knowledge for their birth dates as well as currencies available in their pockets.
Bathia in his reply speech expressed gratitude to the IKFS executives for arranging such a wonderful reception and honoring him with the Plaque. He also declared that he himself become one of the Patrons of IKFS, and would like to conduct a special mind technique – termed as a free gift – a course for the children of IKFS members during his next visit to Kuwait. The Board Director of “Grand Hyper Market” Ayyub Kecheri kindly consented sponsoring the event for Bathia’s next visit on behalf of IKFS. K. Natarajan, Secretary expressed vote of thanks and the event was wound up followed by spacious dinner.