Tamilnadu Muslim Cultural Association (TMCA) hosted a traditional Grand Iftar Banquet (Ramadan 2016) on Friday, 24 June in Kuwait Teachers Society, Dasma, Kuwait. The Ambassador of India to Kuwait H.E Shri Sunil Jain, was the Chief Guest of this event along with Special Guest, Moulavi Abdul Basith Buhari, young and energetic Islamic scholar from Chennai and many other personalities from different communities adorned this program.
This event was sponsored by M/s. TVS Travel & Cargo Services and M/s. Eastern Solutions. Around 1500 brothers attended the Iftar.
The event started with a recitation of the Holy Quran and its translation by Religious Secretary, Vallam Bro. Naser Sadik Rabbani, prominent orator graduated at Deoband. Puduattur Bro. Mubarak Ali, Secretary-General,, TMCA initiated the program and staged Master of ceremony. ‘Cuddalore’ Bro. Mohamed Ghouse, the Executive Media Secretary welcomed guests and all attendees to the event. ‘Poolangal’ Dr. Ali (Pharmacist) alias Bro. Saguber Ali, former General Secretary, presented various TMCA’s activities and achievements (in Tamil) with up-to-date statistics.
The Special Guest, Moulavi Abdul Basith Bukhari delivered an address on the topic ‘Hold on Almighty ALLAH swt path’ (ALLAH-vin maarkathil Urudhi Kollungal) that lasted for more than an hour concentrating on world-wide Islamic affairs with special reference to current situation of Islamic society and its followers, highlighting the importance of preserving and maintaining social unity and solidarity among the Ummah citing historical events and true teachings of Islam and Sunnah.
The english part of this program was well staged by ‘Peruvalanallur’ Br. Hidayathullah, former TMCA Vice-President and the Secretary-General of FIMA. Madurai Bro. S.M. Abdul Kadir, TMCA Executive Co-ordinator, with great pleasure welcomed all Invitees and Guests elaborating in detail various activities of TMCA (in English) well relevant to TMCA aims and objectives, requesting whole-hearted support to TMCA’s Education programs towards Literary advancement encouraging the attendees to enroll as members of TMCA and actively involve in social services.
Bro. Syed Ifthikar Ahamed, President, Federation of Indian Muslim Associations (FIMA), the strongest supporter since the organization's inception enjoying strong social relationship since two decades with TMCA gladly felicitated the program as the special Guest.
The Indian Ambassador was the Chief Guest of the program and delivered his esteemed oratory felicitating this grand Iftar program appreciating TMCA’s activities to community welfare at large.
Momento presentation was conducted by the Education Secretary, KAC Pilot Instructor, Chennai Bro. Abdul Rahim calling on the Indian Ambassador to present mementos honouring the sponsors – ‘Muthupet’ Dr. S.M. Hyder Ali, Chairman & Managing Director, M/s. TVS Travels & Cargo Co., (TVS Hyder Group) and Eravanchery, Bro. Shahul Hameed, Sr. Manager (Marketing & Sales), of M/s. Najlaa International Trading & Contracting Co., on whose behalf received by Swamimalai Bro. Jahir Hussain (TMCA Dy.Gen.Secy) in the presence of TMCA Executive committee.
TMCA Executive Committee had a great moment presenting ‘Quran Tafsir’ honouring H.E. Sunil Jain for having served the Indian community in his high office so long these years and having been with the organization as the Chief Guest felicitating the Grand Iftar Banquet, TMCA - now in its 21st year of existence and service, in the presence of special Guest Moulvi. Abdul Basith Buhari alongside Executives.
On behalf of TMCA, the Indian Ambassador honoured by presenting a memento to the Co-ordination Council (CC) members – one of the Principal Co-ordinators, ‘Ayyampet & Chakkarapalli’ Thambidurai alias Bro. Abdul Mohamed and Joint Secretary, Trichy Bro. Mohamed Farook, for their exceptional services and support to TMCA in the presence of TMCA Executive Committee and Special Guests. Identity Cards have been released to 12 members who have upgraded their status to Life Membership presented by guests on behalf of TMCA.
Finally, ‘Puduattur’ Bro. Mubarak Ali delivered Vote of thanks expressing his sincere gratitude to all guests, well-wishers and not but least, to all TMCA CC members who have contributed their might executing arrangements and ending with invocation by himself.
An Iftar Banquet and Dinner were served to everyone.