Thursday, May 03, 2007

FIMA Mega Event

THOUSANDS PARTICIPATED IN THE FIMA MEGA EVENT


Kuwait: Federation of Indian Muslim Associations (FIMA), an apex body for 13 Indian Muslim Associations in Kuwait celebrated its 10th anniversary on 13th April 07 at Mishref – Yarmouk Sports Club Indoor stadium. More than 1000 people from different parts of Kuwait attended the day long activities of FIMA MEGA Event.

The Public Function started with the recitation of Holy Quran by Saad Irfan. Secretary General - Ghalib Al-Mashoor welcomed the audience and dignitaries both were sitting on dias and in the auditorium followed by Presidential address delivered by Kareem Irfan, President of FIMA. H.E. Ganapthi, Ambassador of India to Kuwait inaugurated the General Program. Ganapathi appreciated FIMA's outstanding efforts and community services rendered, and added while saying that such reflection could be seen through FIMA's Excellence Awards to prominent secular, unbiased personalities from India who are attending today's Mega Event.



Excellence Award nominees Harsh Mander – (Retired IAS officer) H.E. Justice Fathima Beevi – (Retired Judge - Supreme Court of India & Former Governor of Tamil Nadu,) received Pure Gold Medals and Mementos encrypted with "FIMA EXCELLENCE AWARD 2007" . Sitaram Yechury, Member of Parliament and Politbureau member of the CPI(M), was not present to receive the Award, due to illness, as he was also a nominee of the FIMA Award..

A Souvenir was also published by FIMA in commemoating its 10th Anniversary. H.E. Dr. Waleed Dawood Al-Najjar, Asst. Undersecretary, Ministry of Communications, Govt. of Kuwait, handed over the " FIMA SOUVENIR" to H.E. Justice Fathima Beevi followed by his felicitation speech. Dr.Waleed thanked FIMA for the opportunity given to him to release FIMA's magazine, and to interact with the best preferred community in Kuwait, the Indians. He added while saying that this is the first time, under the banner of FIMA, he saw a crowd of Muslims and other Indians together, from variouis corners of of India without any boundary of caste or religion.

After receiving the Excellence Awards, both Harsh Mander, and Justice Fathima Beevi said that they are proud of being as unbiased personals in India and always support justice to all whether they are raised either from minority or majority but they are all parts of India. They deplored several atrocities carried out by enemies of secularim in India while India's constiution compels to treat all her citizens equally despite of any creed or caste. Both speakers also, stressed the importance of organizing functions while providing importatnt platforms to individuals who are dared to speak out the draw backs of availing national integration among minorities and the necessary arrangements required for restoring people's confidence together while leading everyone in the country towards a comfortable and peaceful life without any communal harassments or clashes.

Abdussamd Samadani, during the speech quoted several verses from "Bhagavat Gheeta, Ramayana, Bible and Holy Quran" and from well known peots such as Allma Iqbal. The audience were really impressed and congratulated individually for his outstanding scholarly knowledgable speech comparing different religious expressions. Samadani added while saying that India is proud of some of the Hindu Kings who ruled India in the past era while giving respect and support to Muslims in India, indicating that stressing India's pluralism is great component of Multiples and said that India's respect to all religions is the basic pillar and milestone of the democratic value. Samadani also quoted while saying that "Cheraman Perumal" one of the great Hindu kings of Kerala " who ordered to build first Mosque in Kodungalloor, (Kerala) for Muslims.

Abdussamad Samadani, Former Member of Parliament and Secretariat Member of Indian Union Muslim League, was also given "Guest of Honour Memento". All the awards were handed over and distributed by FIMA Executives and Sponsors of the Mega Event.Speakers thanked FIMA executive committee for arranging this Event while seating all people from different corners of India in a single ground with a grand function extending the slogan of united India wihout looking into castes or religions and at the same time, preserving India's cultural values and identifying prestigoius symbols of both countries of Kuwait and India.Kuwaiti and Indian National Anthem and Patriotic songs were sung by more than 80 school children combined from Indian Int'l School, Indian CommunitySchool, and Indian Public School, Salmiya. The Mega Event started at 9:00 a.m. with more than 150 students, youngesters and veterans from gents and ladies participated . The winners were distributed with several medals and certificates. Friday Jumaa prayer was also conducted by Shaikh Abdul Qadir Omri. Food and refreshments were served during the Event by different Assosciation members.

The attendees included prominent dignitaries including Dr. Waleed Tabtabaei, Member of Kuwaiti Parliament, Abdul Hadi Al-Hajiri, General - of Kuwaiti Police Forces and Director of Exit & Entry Affairs, Ministry of Interior (Reitred), Abhdullathif Saif, a Leading Lawyer and Legal Advisory consultant to Indian Embassy, Shahzad Chatriwala, Former President of FIMA, other prominent businessmen, Journalists, and hundreds of Indian community members.

Mohammed Sharief compered the function while A.K. Tajuddin, Secretary expressed thanks on behalf of FIMA to all the attendees, guests and Sponsors of the Event as well as advertisers for the Magazine.
DR. WALEED HANDSOVER FIMA SOUVENIR TO JUSTICE FATHIMA BEEVI

Dr. Waleed Dawood Al-Najjar, Asst. Undersecretary, Ministry of Communications, Govt. of Kuwait, Distributes" the FIMA MEGA EVENT SOUVENIR" to Justice Fathima Beevi, Former Judge, Supreme Court of India and Governor of Tamil Nadu. Abbussamad Samadani (Ex-M.P.) Ghalib Al-Mashoor(FIMA Secretary General, H.E. Ganapathi, Ambassasdor of India look on ( in the photo).


JUSTICE FATHIMA BEEVI SPEAKS

HARSH MANDER SPEAKS

ABDUSSAMAD SAMADANI SPEAKS


STANDS UP FOR THE NATIONAL ANTHEM
Audience photo: (L to R)

Dr. Waleed Al-Tabtabaei, (Member of Kuwait Parliament)- Rishikanth Singh, (General Manager of Air India,) Abdullathif Al-Saif, (Legal Advisor and consultant to Indian Embassy), Abdul Hadi Al-Hajri (Former General of Kuwaiti Police forces) Eng. S.Chatriwala & Dr. Ahmed Ghazi (Former Presidents of FIMA).

Audience photo: Milli council chairman Hoshdar Khan be seen among the audience

Fima officials Group Photo with the holders of "FIMA Excellence Award 2007"

(L to R):
Mukhtar Marouf, A.K. Tajuddin, Ghalib Al-Mashoor, Justice Fathima Beevi,Harsh Mander, Kareem Irfan, Dr. Ahamed Ghazi, and Eng. Shaizad Chatriwala.


TMCA Members with H.E. Justice Fathima Beevi – (Retired Judge - Supreme Court of India & Former Governor of Tamil Nadu)

By.

S.M. Arif Maricar,

TMCA - Web Moderator.



7 comments:

Mirza said...

Congratulations to FIMA for organizing this program. It is a very important event where a window is opened into the world of Muslims for others to see us. The first step in building mutual understanding is to share useful information. This Mega Event is a very important step in that direction. May Allah help you all and make your efforts successful. The Indian Muslims in Kuwait are setting a much needed example for all Muslims everywhere.

Mirza Yawar Baig

sayid said...

I congratulate, FIMA, for arranging the Mega Event on 13th April 07, as it is one of the milestones of FIMA's community work from the date of its inception in 1996. FIMA's name is well respected while inviting Dignitaries especially, the Kuwaiti Parliamentarian DR. WALEED AL TABTABAI, as well as DEPUTY MINISTER (ASST. UNDERSECRETARY) OF MINISTRY OF COMMUNICATIONS as well as "General" (aameed) of Kuwaiti Police Forces Mr. Abdul Hadi Al Hajiri in the function, along with H.E. Mr. Ganapathi and several hundreds of Indian Leaders and prominent guests. MAY ALLAH ALMIGHTY SHOWER BLESSINGS FOR FIMA and whoever worked for FIMA.

WELL WISHER

KASHIRAM said...

SUBHANALLAH, FIMA has done a great job. GREAT ORATOR, JANAB: ABDUSSAMAD SAMADANI should have honored with EXCELLENCE AWARD, as his speech touched the audience's mind while giving several examples of communal harmony between HINDU, CHRISTIAN, SIKH, AND MUSLIM in the DEMOCRATIC INDIA. LONG LIVE SAMADANI, LONG LIVE INDIA, LONG LIVE FIMA. JAI HIND

KASHIRAM

MAHNDRA SINGH said...

FIMA DESERVES ALL THE RESPECT WHILE INVITING JUSTICE FATHIMA BEEVI THE EX GOVERNOR AND FORMER JUDGE OF SUPREME COURT OF INDIA.
I NEVER SEEN HER WHILE I WAS IN INDIA. THIS IS A GREAT CHANCE, SUCH A GREAT MUSLIM WOMAN, EVENTHOUGH SHE IS 82 YEARS OLD, HOW ENERGETIC SHE IS... MASHALLAH...

I WISH HER ALL THE BEST
AGAIN I WISH ALL THE BEST FOR FIMA


MAHNDRA SINGH

SEBASTIAN said...

FIMA, CAN BE CALLED A CREAM OF INTELLECTUAL PEOPLE, ONE CAN THINK HOW COME A COMMUNIST MAN BE CALLED IN A MUSLIM FUNCTION|? BUT THE THEORY OF MR. KAREEM IRFAN AND GHALIB AL MASHOOR HAS PROVED AGAIN THAT THEY ALL RIGHT TO INVITE YECHURI. BECAUSE YECHURI IS BRAVE IN SUPPORTING SECULARISM AND HE ALWAYS STRAIGHT IN GIVING RIGHT SPEECH AND SUPPORTING MINORITIES IN INDIA. WHILE INVITING HIM IN THE FIMA'S FUNCTION, FIMA PROVED THAT DESPITE OF POLITICAL DIFFERENCE PERSONS ARE IDENTIFIED WITH THEIR INDIVIDUAL WORK.
UNFORTUNATLEY, YECHURI WAS SICK. BUT NEVERMIND, WE ARE ALL PROUD OF FIMA WITH THEIR LONG VISION.
LONG LIVE FIMA.

WELL WISHERS OF FIMA AND YECHURI

DR BARKIYA said...

H.E. AMBASSADOR MR. GANAPATHI IS HAVING EXEMPLORY REMARKS AND RESPECT TO FIMA. WHILE INVITING HARSH MANDER AND ABDUSSAMAD SAMADANI, FIMA MISSED ALSO LALU PRASAD, THE OUTSPOKEN DEMOCRATIC VISIONED MAN OF INDIA.
MR. GHALIB AL MASHOOR DESERVES ALL RESPECT FOR HIS BRAVE AND CUREAGOUS WORK TOWARDS FIMA AND FOR MUSLIM UMMA.

I HOPE NEXT FIMA EVENT SHOULD BE WITH LALU PRASAD AND KERALA LEADER LIKE JANAB SAYID MOHAMED ALI SHIHAB THANGAL,


DR. BARKIYA
MEMBER OF KKMCC,

laxmi anand said...

I happened to see FIMA's memorandums in the FIMA MEGA EVENT SOUVENIR.

FIMA, understands what an organization stands for. MASHALLAH..
All the points mentioned in the MEMORANDUM deserves for attention. IF THE PEOPLE who received those memorandums must reply.
But I am afraid, that they are not bothered to read the contents. however, we hope out of 8 INDIAN PARLIAMENTARIANS who receive FIMA MEMORANDUM, should reply. if not they are all not fit serving the people.

LONG LIVE INDIA, LONG LIVE INDIA.


LAXMI ANAND