Manama: Guru Seva Samiti (GSS) - Bahrain Billawas unanimously elected the new executive committee for the year 2017 – 2018 during the annual general body meeting held at Karnataka Social Club on April 7th, 2017.
Bahrain Billawas, which is celebrating its 15th anniversary this year, will be headed by youngster Ajith Bangera who hails from Kurkal, Subasnagara. Hemanth Salian Kaup and Harinath Suvarna Katapadi to hold the posts of vice president and general secretary respectively.
GSS has been actively involved in various social causes in Udupi and Dakshina Kannada district since its inception. The association is well known for promoting the rich Tulu and Kannada culture in the kingdom and identifying deserving talents in the Billawa community in Bahrain through various sports and entertainment programmes held throughout the year.
The members of the new executive committee for 2017 – 2018 are as follows.
Ajith Bangera – President
Hemanth Salian – Vice President
Harinath Suvarna – General Secretary
Nithyanand Suvarna – Assistant General Secretary
Ashok Kateel –Ttreasurer
Harish Kumar - Assistant Treasurer
Pradeep Sudhekar – Entertainment Secretary
Hitin Poojary - Assistant Entertainment Secretary
Chirag Suvarna – Sports Secretary
Raj Poojary Bedra – Committee Member
Purushotham Poojary – Committee Member
GSS will be hosting Shree Satyanarayana Pooja at Shree Krishna temple Auditorium, Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain on May 5th, 2017 to commemorate the beginning of the 15th Anniversary program. The induction ceremony of the new committee will also be held after the pooja ceremony.
Below, sitting from left, Ashok Kateel (Treasurer), Hemant Salian (Vice President), Ajith Bangera (President), Harinath Suvarna (General Secretary) and Nithyanand Suvarna (Asst. Gen. Secretary).
Standing from left, Purushotham Poojary (Committee Member), Harish Kumar (Asst. Treasurer), Hitin Poojary (Asst. Ent. Secretary), Raj Poojary Bedra (Committee Member), Pradeep Sudekar (Entertainment Secretary) and Chirag Suvarna (Sports Secretary)