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TMCA organizes a Grand Iftar Banquet
June 18, 2017, 4:39 pm

Tamilnadu Muslim Cultural Association (TMCA) hosted a large and traditional Grand Iftar Banquet on Friday, 16 June at their new location Qadsiya Indoor Stadium, Hawally, Kuwait. Shri. Kishan Kumar Pahel, First Secretary and Head of Chancery and Shri. Anup Singh, Attache, represented on behalf of Ambassador of India to Kuwait H.E Shri Sunil Jain with the Special Guest Moulvi Sheikh Abdul Basith Buhari, young and energetic Indian Islamic scholar from Jeddah and many more personalities from different communities gathered for this program.

This event was sponsored by M/s. TVS  Travel & Cargo Services, M/s. Eastern Solutions and Veldon Real Promoters. Around 1500 brothers attended the Iftar and graced the function.

The program started with the recitation of holy verses from noble Quran by Master. Abdul Basil Hidayathullah, holder of first prize in recent Quran recitation competition. ‘Vittukatti’ Mastan, former Treasurer and well-known Tamil poet, initiated the program and staged Master of Ceremony who himself gave welcome address followed by briefing TMCA’s activities and achievements (in Tamil) with statistics up-to-date.

The Special Guest, Moulvi Abdul Basith Bukhari delivered a good address on the topic ‘Petror-halin kadamaiym, Pillai-halin penudhalum’ (Responsibilities of parents towards their children and obedience of Children towards their parents). The session lasted for more than an hour and focused on 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 has been 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 Literacy advancement encouraging all attendees to enroll as members of TMCA and to be actively involved in social services.

Bro. Syed Ifthikar Ahamed, President, Federation of Indian Muslim Associations (FIMA), the strongest supporter since its inception and who has been enjoying a strong social relationship for two decades with TMCA, gladly felicitated the program as the special Guest.

Shri. Kishan Kumal Pahel, First Secretary and Head of Chancery, Embassy of India representing Ambassador of India H.E Sunil Jain delivered his esteemed felicitations to this grand Iftar program and showed appreciation for TMCA’s activities to community welfare at large.

A Momento presentation ceremony was handled by Hidayathullah calling on Shri. Kishan Kumar Pahel to present Memento honouring:

The platinum sponsor of this event: Dr. S.M. Hythar Ali, Chairman and Managing Director of M/s.  TVS HYDER Group (Dr. Hythar is a well-known businessman not only in Kuwait but also whole of GCC and India, an eminent personality, helping like-minded person and encouraging the youth to come-up in their lives). Since he is out of Kuwait, on behalf of him, Bro. Rashid Khan, son-in-law of Dr. S.M. Hythar Ali received the Memonto.

The golden sponsor: Bill Baisey, CEO, M/S. Najlaa International Trading & Contracting CO., Bro. Shahul Hameed, Sr. Manager (Marketing & Sales), well-known Media personality, active social worker and former Executive Committee member of TMCA received on behalf of his CEO and Company.

The silver sponsor: Veldon Real Promoters, Kuwait – Bro. Mohamed Ghouse, Current Executive Team member of TMCA, received memento on behalf of their elite team members.]

Honouring our co-ordination council (cc) members: AS TMCA highly values the sincere services of its members, especially from its co-ordination council, they appreciated the members by presenting memonto to the following personalities: Engr. Barakath Ali from Kumbakonam and General Manager, m/s. Majlan Gen.Trd. and – active supporter and field worker and well-wisher of TMCA.
BRO. A.R. Ibrahim of Pondicherry, active social worker and supporter.
Designer Suji (ALIAS) BRO. Sujavudeen of Kudavasal, young and energetic field worker and supporter of TMCA
BRO. Omar of Qadsiya sporting club honoring their support to TMCA

Finally, ‘Pondicherry’ Bro. A.R. Ibrahim delivered a Vote of thanks expressing his sincere gratitude to all guests, well-wishers and to all TMCA CC members who have contributed their might to executing arrangements and the evening ended with an invocation by Hidayathullah. Iftar banquet and dinner were served to everyone and this program was once again most professional and memorable. All who left the venue after Magreb prayer conducted by Moulvi. Abdul Basith.

Pictures courtesy and media coverage by: Karaikkal Bro. S.M. Arif Maricar, Principal Co-ordinator, TMCA

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