Kozhikode District NRI Association requests the right of attestation of all important documents to be empowered upon the passport officer on behalf of the Ministry of External Affairs and requested the same to the Ambassador of India to Kuwait H.E. Sunil Jain during the meeting held with the KDNA Officials at Indian Embassy. On behalf of the expatriates, the request was faxed to the Prime of India Sri. Narendra Modi and to the External Affairs Minister Sushama Swaraj.
Among the expatriates the Keralites are facing large problems in acquiring the authentication of the Central Government External Affairs Authorities, which is a very tedious, confusing and tiresome process that in turn causes huge financial and time loss .
The passport Officer is the supreme authority for issuing important documents like passports. Hence this officer should be given the authority to attest the certificates and other official documents. The Ambassador assured the KDNA representatives that he will inform about this and discuss the matter with the high officials from the Central Government and try to solve the problem amicably. He also applauded the KDNA for its vast charity services rendered to the poor people and the active and timely participation in all aspects of the daily life of Malayalees.
Malabar Mahotsavam, the iconic program of KDNA will be held on Friday, 27 February, 2015 at the Indian Central School, Abbassiya and the Indian Ambassador has consented to inaugurate it.
The KDNA representatives constitute the President Azeez Thikkodi, General Secretary Sathian Varoonda, Ad. Board member Zubair MM, Vice President Suresh Mathur, Membership Secretary K. Alikoya, Charity Secretary Ilyas Thottatil, Executive members Santosh Punattil, Mohanraj and Mohammed Iqbal.