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IEI – Kuwait Chapter conducts 24th AGM
July 23, 2018, 1:03 pm

The Institution of Engineers (India) Kuwait chapter has stepped into the 24th year of its glorious existence in Kuwait. The IEI – Kuwait Chapter’s General Secretary had served general body meeting notice to its members regarding the 24th AGM, which was conducted on Wednesday, 20 June at Copthorne Hotel, Kuwait city. The members assembled in good numbers to attend the AGM organized by the chapter.

The Master of the Ceremonies Engr. Sam invited Dr. Rumane and Engr. Joseph Panicker to explain the visit to India to resolve KSE Membership and NOC Issues. Engr. Thomas John, Honorary Secretary of IEI Kuwait chapter gave a welcome all the members as did Engr. Thomas John. Then, Engr. Ajay Kumar Sharma, Chairman IEI Kuwait chapter, explained in brief the activities of the Executive committee over the past one year and was very appreciative of the good work done by the Executive Committee members and the support group members for the wonderful events and the technical seminars organized during the year.

He requested all members to extend their support to the activities of the chapter and to benefit from the technical seminars organized by the chapter to enrich themselves with the new technologies and knowledge shared.

Engr. Thomas John, Hon. General Secretary presented his report and listed the activities carried out during the year 2017 - 2018. He mentioned that 50th 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 enjoyed the full day events, which was organized at the exciting venue, the Wafra farm. The Secretary’s report was passed by the General body. The Treasurer Engr. Sudhir Menghani presented his Annual report on the Income and Expenditure statements for the year 2017-2018 and The Assets and Liabilities statement, which were audited by Engr. I. Ilangovan. There were some questions raised by the members on the expenditure and income statements and the treasurer replied to the queries. The Account statements were passed by the general body.

The Chairman dissolved the current Executive Committee and  invited Engr. Panicker, Dr. Rumane and Dr. Manik Dey to be the election officers to conduct the election process for electing the new Executive Committee members for the year 2018-2019. 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, Dr. Manik Dey declared the following members as elected unanimously to the following posts:

1.      Dr. Mahendhran Meyyappan – Hon. Chairman

2.      Engr. Hirak Kumar Mitra – Hon. General Secretary

3.      Engr. Sudhir Menghani – Hon. Treasurer

4.      Engr. Ramana Bodepalli - Executive Committee member

5.      Engr. Ashok Kumar - Executive Committee member

6.      Engr. Sam Ananth Kumar – Executive Committee member

7.      Engr. Ashish Koranne – Executive Committee member

8.      Engr. Sekar B – Executive Committee member

9.      Engr. Vinayagamoorthy S - Executive Committee member

10.  Engr. Sudhir Kumar Sahoo – Executive Committee member

11.  Engr. Prasad Rao Athikala – Executive Committee member

12.  Engr. Upendra Kumar Behura – Executive Committee member

After the new committee was elected Dr. Mahendhran the new elected Chairman for the period 2018-2019 thanked the members for the confidence posed in him and his team by electing them unanimously to lead the IEI Kuwait chapter. In his acceptance speech Dr. Mahendhran emphasized that only with the support of his committee and the members present would he be able to achieve the challenges for this current year He confessed that the standards were set high by the Kuwait chapter and he was confident that the new team will put their dedicated efforts to excel in all fields to provide excellent services to the members. He was the past Hon Chairman of Bahrain Chapter and also served as General Secretary of Kuwait chapter.

Then, he requested his team to give a brief introduction. The new committee nominated Engr. I. Ilangovan as the Auditor for the period 2018- 2019 and announced to the General body.


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