By Alphonse Mendonsa and Thomas Sequeira, Team Mangalorean, U.A.E.
Abu Dhabi: The Bearys Welfare Forum (BWF) organized the' Iftar ' get-together at India Social and Cultural Centre, on Friday evening, August 3, 2012 amidst prominent personalities, including Padmashree Dr. B.R. Shetty .
After breaking of the fast and evening prayers, a short stage programme was held and all the dignitaries were invited to the dais by BWF General Secretary Abdulla Malemale. President Mohammed Ali welcomed the prominent guests on to the dais, and expressed his gratitude for accepting the invitation and for joining them for the Iftar get-together.
Malemale put forward the charitable causes initiated by BWF, which were successfully conducted in Mangalore, especially the mass marriages of many poor couples. This year too it will be held at Milagrese Hall November 4, 2012 and appealed generous help from members to conduct these successfully. He also thanked all those who donated for various causes which helped many under-privileged people to live a dignified life in the society. He especially expressed his gratitude to Chief Guest of the day Padmashree Dr. B.R. Shetty (MD NMC Group) and Sudheer Kumar Shetty (COO Global, UAE Exchange Centre) for their constant support from the beginning of BWF.
All the dignitaries on the dais spoke on the occasion and wished' Happy Ramadan' to all Muslim brothers. Dr. B.R. Shetty , who extended his warm Ramadan greetings said that, he was happy to be associated with BWF and they are like his family members and Beary community is very close to his heart from the beginning back home in Mangalore. Sudheer Kumar Shetty also wished them on the occasion and praised BWF for their various charitable deeds and promised to attend this year’s mass marriage in Mangalore.
The other main guests of the day was Ahmed Wahabe (Manager, New Muslim Centre), who spoke on the occasion and said he too was closely associated with BWF and lauded BWF for the community service and selfless work towards the common people and under-privileged.
Siraj Ahmed (Saiban community) and Thomas Sequeira (M.Com Rep.U.A.E.) also spoke on the occasion and wished all the best during observance of Ramadan.
Abdulla Mohammed recited the prayer, and vote of thanks was proposed by Mohammed Raffick.