Muscat Association's “GAWEE MILAN” attracts huge crowd

Source: S.M. Syed Zakir (Special Correspondent) | By I.G. Bhatkali | Published on 2nd November 2018, 4:23 AM | Coastal News | Gulf News | Don't Miss |

Muscat: Keeping alive the glorious tradition of hosting annual get-together in Muscat, the Bhatkali diaspora under the aegis of Bhatkal Muslim Association has organized meticulously an impressive “Gawee Milan” at the sprawling grand hall of prestigious Al Falaj Hotel amidst bonhomie and  traditional fervor in order to spread the aroma of renewed togetherness among Bhatkali people. BMA was formed 45 years ago by couple of dedicated members with a sole intention of serving the community and its institutions having merely 18 members initially,   steadily grown to 600 strong membership force expected to enhance further in its strength.

BMA, Muscat president S.M.Syed Shakeel in his presidential address take pride in reminding, BMA Muscat is pioneer in conceiving the idea of initiating an easy instalments housing  plot scheme for underprivileged section of society at a time when it was almost unaffordable for a common member to buy an small independent housing plot by paying exorbitant market price.  Iconic “Muscat Colony” in heart of the Bhatkal town is an glaring example of Muscat Associations concern for their members, followed by 2nd plot scheme which is successfully carried out.  Thereafter other Gulf Associations also successfully followed the same idea which has immensely benefited their members too. He also expressed his appreciation for guest of honour Abdul Rahman Jaan and his family for their immense contributions for the welfare of the community.  He further said Jaan Bros. has set an example of close knit tradition of carrying business activities by their family members successfully keeping pace with the market trend.

Anjuman Hami-e-Muslimeen General Secretary Ismail Siddique in his keynote address outlined the various activities of Anjuman Hami-e-Muslimeen called upon all the members to get more connected with Anjuman, founded by our selfless visionaries I.H. Siddique and M.M. Siddique in 1919 in a small shanty two room  structure with a noble intention of imparting modern eduction club with Islamic  concurrently, facing the  wrath of conservatives of that period has today transformed into a gigantic edifice of learning. He graciously invited to attend all the activities of Anjuman centenary celebrations expected to start from the beginning of 2019.

Guest of honour Abdul Rahman Mohtesham Jan laid stress on development of entrepreneurship in the community and appealed to remove the mindset of only employment but strive hard to the idea of being an employer which was the back bone of our forefathers, weakened because of mass exodus of people to the Gulf in search of employment.

Dr. S.M.Syed Omran Saqqaf and Dr. Waseema Ayub Siddibapa D/O Late Muallim Zafar Ali were honoured for their immense contributions rendered towards community. Association’s sports wing convener Mohd Mubin Dildar announced awards to Al Mohtesham, champion trophy and runners-up to Seeb Nawayath in recently conducted cricket tournament. Outstanding academic performance awards were distributed to the following students.

Aysha Ayub Siddibapa,  Aysha Nuha Mohd Ilyas M.J,  Amal Abdul Wahab Ikkeri,  Aniqa Sareen Abdul Rahman Ikkeri,  Qaisar Ahmed Mohd Imran Sukoor,  Syed Ahmed Jaseem S.M.Syed Ismail, Mohd Salahuddin Ayub Siddibapa.

Hafiz Mohd Muazzam Sada begins the programe with Qirat and the programe is compered by Abul Ala Mohtesham and Qamar Merchant.

General Secretary BMA, Abdul Bari S.P Proposes the vote of thanks. 


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