Kozhikode District NRI Association conducted Onam and Eid celebration gathering in ICSK Amman Branch auditorium.
The event was marked by formal inauguration function, cultural programs and Ona Sadya.
KDNA has been celebrating these events since its inception. It is one of its trademark events in its calendar of year activities inculcating high values in the society. The program is aimed to instill the bond between its members and others, and to propagate the good message of these festivals. The message of love and compassion is well portrayed in the articulation of this event. The event was spectacular in terms of people’s participation, quality of various cultural items and dignitaries’ presence from various walks of life.
The event started with national anthems of Kuwait and India followed by silent prayers for the soldiers who safeguarded the country. It paid condolences on the sad demise of Badriya Najeeb (W/O KDNA member Najeeb Nediyandi).
The program was inaugurated by BEC Exchange General Manager Mathews Varghese by lighting the traditional lamp. The symbolic ‘Mahabali’ was escorted to the stage with much fanfare accompanied by guests.
The function was presided by Aziz Thikkodi. Ilyas Thottathil & Sajeevan Kunnimmal delivered Onam and Eid messages respectively. Advisory Board members Krishnan Kadalundi, Zubair MM, Basheer Batha, Treasurer Saheer Alakkal, Vice president Suresh Mathur along with other organizations’ representatives Varghese Puthukulangara, Naganadhan, Aslam Kuttikattoor, Hamza Payyannur, Grand Hyper country head Ayyoob Kecheri, Prominent Singer from Kerala Kannoor Shereef, Thablist Hakeem Thiroor, Harmonist Aslam Thiroor made felicitation speeches.
General Secretary Sathian Varoonda Varoonda welcomed the audience and program convenor Praju T.M extended vote of thanks.
Sameer Vellayil led the orchestra with singers Srinivasan, Merlin, Anna Arjun, Alona. Sabitha Jayesh, Sandra Bijoy, Thara Thulaseedharan performed singular dance items. Anagha Krishnan, Brindha Krishnan, Chaithra Krishnan, An Maria performed group dance.
Sahal Muhammed and Suhail Muhammed performed cinematic dance. The oppana was performed by Riga Sana group.
Kalathil Abdul Rahiman and vice president Ali Koya along with Executive members and Area Unit Representatives coordinated the delicious lunch for all.
Many noted personalities Faisal Manjeri, Afsal Khan, Joy Mundkkad, Sabu Peter, Abdul Fathah Thayyil, Rajan Ravuthar, A.M. Hassan, Gafoor Moodadi, Mohammed Riyaz, Sathar Kunnil, Habeeb Muttichoor, Iqbal Kuttamangalam, Sharafuddin Kanneth, Ibrahim Kunnil, Chessil Ramapuram, Babuji Batheri, Abdul Latheef, Abdul Raheem Aniyan Kunnu, Dileep Naderi, Jalil Thripayar, Salim Raj, Anwar Sadath Thalassery, Sunny Manarkadu attended the event.