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IEI – Kuwait Chapter conducts 23rd Annual General Meeting
May 31, 2017, 7:49 pm

The Institution of Engineers (India) Kuwait chapter conducted its 23rd Annual General Meeting on 10 May at the Holiday Inn down town hotel, Sharq.

The members assembled in good numbers to attend the AGM and the seminar organised by the chapter, as part of its objectives in providing continuous professional development and learning experience to its esteemed members.Before the start of the seminar members and guest were provided with High tea and snacks at the table counter.

Engr. Ramana who was the Master of the Ceremonies invited Engr. Rishabh Nath Jain, Honorary Secretary of IEI Kuwait chapter to welcome all the members. Engr. Jain welcomed the members, dignitaries, and guests and handed over the dais to Dr. Abdul Rumanae to address the gathering.

Dr. Rumanae, Chairman IEI Kuwait chapter, explained in brief the activities of the Executive committee over the past one year. He requested all the members to extend their unstinted support to the activities of the chapter and to benefit from the technical seminars organised by the chapter to enrich themselves with the new technologies and knowledge shared.

The Theme of the seminar was “Creativity at Work place” which was delivered by Engr. Afzal Ali, Accredited trainer, counseling Psychologist. The seminar was presented in a professional manner by Engr. Afzal Ali and he provided some interesting insights to the practicing Engineers, on how to bring out the creativity hidden in themselves. The games and puzzles, he organised were very exciting and the members participated with enthusiasm in answering them.

After the seminar, the Hon. General Secretary presented his report and listed the activities carried out during the year 2016 -2017. He also mentioned that 49th Engineers’ Day celebrations were conducted in a grand manner with many dignitaries attending the function and technical papers were presented on the  Engineers day Theme  provided by the IEI –HQ, at the prestigious Arab Fund Seminar Hall. The Family day celebrations hosted by IEI Kuwait chapter was filled with fun and frolic.  IEI family members & Children enjoyed the full day Family events, which was organised at the exciting venue, the Jahra Copthrone Resorts.

The Secretary report was passed by the General body. The Treasurer Engr. Sam Ananth presented his Annual report on the Income and Expenditure statements for the year 2016-2017 and The Assets and Liabilities statement which were audited by Engr. I. Ilangovan.

Dr. Rumanae, Chairman dissolved the current Executive Committee and  invited Engr. Joseph Panicker, Engr. Mitra Kumar and Engr. Krishnan to be the election officers to conduct the election process for electing the new Executive Committee members for the year 2017-2018. Nomination forms were invited from the members for the post of the chairman, Hon. General Secretary, Treasurer, and committee members. After the submission of the nominations papers, which were scrutinized by the election committee members, Engr. Krishnan declared the following members as elected unanimously to the following posts:

  1. Engr.. Ajay Sharma – Hon. Chairman
  2. Engr. Thomas John – Hon. General Secretary
  3. Engr. Sudhir Menghani – Hon. Treasurer.
  4. Engr. Hirak Kumar Mitra – Executive Committee member
  5. Engr. Ramana Bodepalli - Executive Committee member
  6. Engr. Sam Ananth
  7. Dr. Bhakhta Bhushan Bishwas
  8. Engr. Karthikeyan M
  9. Engr. Ashok Kumar
  10. Engr. Mohandas Kamath
  11. Engr. Gopalakrishnan V
  12. Engr. Veerabhadra Rao

After the new committee was elected Engr. Ajay Sharma, the newly elected Chairman for the period 2017-2018 thanked the members for the confidence posed in him and his team by electing them unanimously to lead the IEI Kuwait chapter.

The IEI – Kuwait chapter Annual general body meeting came to an end with a dinner served to all the invitees and members.

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