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                                                                                                                         KKMA drawing contest winners pose with official.

                Drawing contest winners honored
                                                                                                                                  Don Bosco Trophy
Jubilant UIS captures
KKMA-Tiffany trophy
KUWAIT CITY, Feb 21: Kuwait Kerala               With regard to the embassy services, Rao
Muslim Association (KKMA), the largest           requested general public to avail the serv-
organization of Indian nationals in Kuwait       ices offered by the revamped Legal Clinic
concluded its 2009 World Peace KKMA-             Services at the Indian Workers Welfare
Tiffany drawing contest with a colorful          Center.
award ceremony. The contest was organ-              K. Shriniwas, the general manager of
ized under the kind patronage of His             Iffco, the guest of honor at the award cer-
Excellency       Ajai     Malhotra,      the     emony presented 1st runner up trophy to
Ambassador of India to Kuwait.                   Indian Educational School. Shriniwas
   A total of 56 best performers and high-       received a felicitation memento from K.N.
est scoring schools have been conferred          Rao as an appreciation for being the main
with trophies and certificates in a spectac-     sponsor of the event.
ular evening program which was attended             T.A. Ramesh, general manager of Gulf
by the school children, teachers, parents        Mart presented 2nd runner up trophy to
and general public.                              Carmel School Kuwait. He congratulated
   Winners were chosen based on a grad-          the winners and commended the efficient
ing matrix and announced in three cate-          organizing of the event.
gories of excellent, merit and recognition          The Indian Community School and the
awards from each categories respectively.        Kuwait Indian School received apprecia-
United Indian School of Kuwait bagged            tion mementos from the organizers for
the KKMA-Tiffany winners Trophy for              their continuous support to KKMA draw-
winning the highest number of points in          ing contests in consecutive years. S.
the contest by winning 11 prizes out of          Ilango, principal of ICSK Amman branch
total 56 prizes and earning 43 points. The       and Mrs Kalyani Mukherji, principal of
Indian Educational School (IES) emerged          Kuwait Indian School received the awards
as the runner up by achieving seven with         respectively for each school.
21 points, whereas the Carmel School of                           Felicitation
Kuwait became 3rd in the row with 5 win-            Artist Srinivasan received a felicitation       United Indian School team poses with their trophies. UIS team was the overall champion of the 6th Don Bosco Inter-school Basketball Championship held recently in Kuwait.
ners and 16 points.                              memento from A.P. Salam, Working                                                                                                                See Page 29
   Children from 18 Indian schools in            President of KKMA and Artist M.V. John
Kuwait participated in this contest. A total     received a felicitation memento from Ali
number exceeding 3,000 entries were              Matara, CFO of KKMA for their support
received during the first phase of the con-      in organizing the contest.
test held in September-October 2009. Of             The event was made colorful by oppan-
which 1,000 finalists were selected and          na dance program performed by the
invited for an on-the-spot final contest on      IMLA Kids Group choreographed and
a theme related to water.                        directed by IMLA, the ladies wing of
                    Culture                      KKMA. Singing Artists from Breeze
   Sageer Trikarpur, the chairman of             Band Faisal and Raafi as well as Vinay, a
KKMA in his introductory speech                  Gulf Voice winner performed the popular
explained that the contest was organized         patriotic songs.
to promote a culture of nonviolence and             The program also witnessed award dis-
peace by raising awareness among young           tribution program for the winners of
children about these concepts. He also           Mehandi contest held on the Eid day last
gave a brief account of KKMA activities          year. The award was presented by by
and programs implemented for the benefit         IMLA President Mrs Arifa Abdul Fatah
of Indian community in Kuwait.                   and General Secretary Mrs Namira
   The Consular for Community Affairs at         Hisham.
the Indian Embassy in Kuwait K. Narsing             N.A. Muneer, KKMA president along
Rao inaugurated the event and presented          with leaders of KKMA Ibrahim Kunnil,
the Champions Trophy to United Indian            Sayed Rafiq, Shabeer Mandoli, Basheer
School. He congratulated winners and             K, K.C. Rafik, Hamza Payannur and B.M.
commended KKMA efforts for inculcat-             Iqbal presented the trophy, certificates and       With tremendous response to NRI TDP-Kuwait membership drive call, Kukatla                              Those who are interested may contact us at 55407546 or 99066124. The event was
ing values of life in young generation.          special gifts for the winners.                     Eswaraih Naidu, Koduru Bynapalli youth leader took the membership along with his                     graced by other prominent Telugudesam leaders Gondhi Ramakrishnam Naidu, P.
Rao also applauded KKMA’s newly                     The association thanked all class teach-        members at party office. On this occasion, NRI TDP leader Balaram Naidu informed                     Parthasarathi, D.S. Rao, R. Subbaiah, K. Venkata Seshaiah Naidu, M.S. Raju,
launched “Model NRI Project” which               ers and the art/drawing teachers of your           that as a part of social services they will conduct free training to learn Telugu language           Srinivasulu Naidu, Gulfwide Nanadmuri fans — Tummala Venkataratnam Naidu, Darla
                                                                                                    for the community children studying in Kuwait. Tirupathi Hotel owner Ramesh Naidu                    Srinivas Achari, S. Mubarak, Master Mahaboob Basha, Paritala Yuvasena President
aims to create awareness about the situa-        school for their kind support without              donated the place to conduct classes.                                                                Lakshmithi.
tion of NRIs and to address their problem        which we could not have received such an
in real earnest by changing their lifestyles.    immense response.
                                                                                                    of the desert and town; the nomadic and               March                                          telephone numbers, to allow Sadu House staff     and for further detailed information, visit us at
                                                                                                    urban.                                                                                               to contact you.                                  www.pongutamil.org or call us on 66852906
                                                                                                       It also presents a catalogue of a fine collec-   Sadu Weaving Workshop: Sadu House                                                                 or Email us thro thamizh@pongutamil.org.
                                                 Association is organizing Holi Milan cum                                                               is ready to start Sadu weaving workshops in
          click                                  Picnic, for it’s members and their families on     tion of traditional textiles and weavings that
                                                                                                                                                        first week of March 2010. These workshops
                                                                                                                                                                                                           March 5                                                      ❑         ❑      ❑
                                                 Thursday, Feb 25, 2010 at Mishref Garden.          reflect age old traditions, a rich design reper-
                                                                                                    toire, as well as the sheer creativity and manu-    are led by Kuwaiti master weavers who teach      Ponguthamizh plans events:                       PAWS for Cause Dog show: PAWS are
                                                 For more details regarding please contact Anuj                                                         traditional craft of Sadu weaving on a ground    Ponguthamizh Manram is happy to announce         happy to announce their first event of 2010
Drinking problem?: You are no longer             Tomer 25652635/K.K. Singh 25665256 or              al dexterity of the people who made them.
                                                                                                       Text: John Gillow, Foreward: Zahra Freeth        loom and students can complete upto four         a function to commemorate ‘The World             will be the 5th Annual Paws for the Cause
alone! Confidential helpline 99641389.           email us at upkarpost@yahoo.com.                                                                       pieces. Students will also receive a workshop    Mother tongue Day and The International          Dog Show in the beautiful British Embassy
                                                                 ❑      ❑       ❑                      This publication was financed by KFAS.
             ❑        ❑        ❑                                                                                                                        completion certificate. This is an excellent     Women’s Day’. Many challenging competi-          Gardens on 5th March 2010. Registration is
                                                                                                                    ❑        ❑        ❑                 opportunity to learn local craft of weaving,     tions and interesting events are being planned   now open for entry into the Dog Show. The
Narcotics Anonymous: NA can help with            Classic Events Celebrations 2010:
                                                 Mark your diaries of ‘Classic Events’ latest       10-10 Knock-Out Cricket tourney:                    and prepare gifts to take back home.             for the commemoration. The function will be      gate will open at 11 am and the show will
addiction problems. Totally confidential:                                                                                                                  Please reserve your place by sending a mes-   conducted between 09:30 hrs to 13:00 hrs on
66001818 English/Arabic.                         venture ‘Celebrations 2010’ at Asia Asia           Kalanjali Kuwait (Registered with Embassy of                                                                                                          close at 4 pm.
                                                 Restaurant, Kuwait City, on the Feb 25, 2010       India, Kuwait), under Kalanjali Cricket Club        sage to saduweaving@gmail.com; kindly            the March 5, 2010 at Kohinoor Restaurant,           This year will be bigger and better than
                                                 to commemorate Kuwait’s National Day, from         plans to celebrate Kuwait National Day on           reminder to include your mobile and landline     Fahaheel to register for various competitions    ever with 9 categories in all including the new
                           Latest                8:00 pm onwards. Kuwait’s Numero Uno DJ’s          25th Feb 2010, with one day 10-10 overs                                                                                                               category best Rescue dog. Whether your dog
                                                 ‘John’ & ‘Mario’ will provide the musical          knock-out Cricket Tournament, with 8 teams.                                                                                                           is the most obedient, can do the best trick or
  Feb 23                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  just simply looks adorable or is getting on a
                                                 score for the evening. The highlights of the          Interested teams can contact either by email
AWARE lecture: AWARE Centre will hold            programme will be the crowning of ‘Classic         kalanjaliq8@gmail.com or contact 97725956,                                                                                                            bit then there will be a category for you. There
a seminar on ‘Correlation between diabetes       King & Queen”, besides loads of other sur-         996468061, 55457286 for registration and fur-                                                                                                         is even the most mysterious heritage category
and obesity’ by Dr Dhari Al-Own.                 prises. A coloured souvenir will be printed on     ther details.                                                                                                                                         for those with a questionable pedigree! It’s a
   What is the definition of obesity? What are   this occasion.                                                    ❑       ❑       ❑                                                                                                                      lot of fun and very light-hearted so why not
its side effects, how can one calculate his         Those interested in advertising their prod-                                                                                                                                                           see if your Mutt has a little bit of star quality.
BMI? (Body Mass Index). How can we calcu-        ucts, services, etc may email us on clas-          Indian Embassy closure: The Embassy                                                                                                                   Alternatively you may just want to come and
late our calorie requirements? And how can       sicevents2010@yahoo.com. Dress code:               of India will remain closed on Thursday, Feb                                                                                                          show off your pampered pooch and watch the
we avoid obesity and diabetes? In his 20-        Strictly formal. For further details kindly con-   25 and Monday, March 1, 2010 on account of                                                                                                            show. The choice is yours.
minute presentation, Dr Dhari will answer all    tact: 99729133, 97228393, 99724596.                ‘National Day of Kuwait’ and ‘Holi’.                                                                                                                     As well as the Dog Competitions there will
this questions and many more. When?                                                                                                                                                                                                                       be a Military Dog Display and stalls offering
                                                                ❑        ❑       ❑                    Feb 26                                                                                                                                              refreshments including a BBQ and tea and
Tuesday Feb 23, at 7:00 pm at AWARE.
                                                 Wildfire Nite 2010: Bollywood Bhangra              TMCA blood donation camp:                                                                                                                             cakes so you can enjoy a tasty lunch in the
  Feb 24                                         King Daler Mehndi to perform at the Wildfire       Tamilnadu Muslim Cultural Association                                                                                                                 gardens.
                                                 Associate with Fankar Arts presenting              (TMCA) arranging a blood donation camp on                                                                                                                Other stalls include pet products, a book-
KKIC conducts Islamic seminar:                   ‘Wildfire Nite 2010’, to celebrate National                                                                                                                                                              stall, Bric a Brac, bouncy castle, face painting
Kuwait Kerala Islahi Center is organizing its                                                       Feb 26, 2010 at 8:00 am at Central Blood
                                                 Day of Kuwait, Feb 25.                             Bank in Jabriya, Kuwait on the auspicious                                                                                                             and many more.
2nd mega Islamic seminar on the holiday of
Kuwait National Day and Liberation Day                         ❑        ❑       ❑                   occasions of National Day & Liberation Day                                                                                                               Dog Classes are already filling so hurry and
                                                                                                    Celebrations in Kuwait. HE the Ambassador                                                                                                             get your application in.
starting from Feb 24, 25, 26 and 27, 2010 at     Sadu Society to launch catalogue:                                                                                                                                                                           And remember You do not need a dog to
Farwaniya Garden Ground. This will be rare       On the occasion of Kuwait’s National day cel-      of India, Shri Ajai Malhotra will inaugurate
                                                                                                    the camp at 9:00 am sharply and A.                                                                                                                    come along and enjoy a fun-filled family day.
and memorable experience in Indian expatriate    ebrations, Al-Sadu Society extends its congrat-                                                                                                                                                             This promises to be a great day out for the
community in Kuwait. The Islamic conference      ulations to HH the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-           Abdurrahman, M.P. of Lok Sabha (Vellore
                                                                                                    Constituency) will felicitate the camp. All are                                                                                                       whole family so if you wish to attend then
will present various useful and informative      Ahmed Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, HH the Crown                                                                                                                                                                    visit our website at www.paws-kuwait.org to
programs. It comprised of different sessions     PRince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmed Al-Jaber Al-          cordially invited.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          download the application form.
like Ulema conference, students meet, cultural   Sabah, the prime Minister and the dear people                                                                                                                                                               Completed registration forms can then be
meet, women’s conference, medical session        of Kuwait.                                           Feb 27                                            Recently the honourable Prime Minister of Bangladesh Sheikh Hasena came to                        left at The Cutting Edge Salon, Salmiya
and a well organized Salvation exhibition will      We also congratulate HH the chief of            WOW cleans the beach: WOW                           Kuwait on an official visit with a company of 84 delegates. Among the delegates, there            25718001, Soho Salon Fintas, 23902077 or at
also be arranged as part of conference.          National Guards Sheikh Salem Al Ali Al-            (Womens’ Overall Welfare) will be organizing        were the leaders of Awami Seschasebok League Mulla Abu Kawsar, the Acting                         the RAH veterinary hospital in the Friday
Eminent scholars, prominent leaders, ministers   Salem Al-Sabah on his recovery and safe            series of events ‘Save the Earth.’ Come and         President, Matiuur Rahman, Asst General Secretary and Pratik Saha the General                     Market. Please ensure your form, with correct
in Kuwait, India and from gulf countries will    arrival.                                           join hands with us on Feb 27 from 10:00 am          Secretary of Dhaka reporters unity. Awami Seschasebok League Kuwait branch met                    admission fee, is placed in a sealed envelope
attend and present highly thought provoking         On this happy occasion Al-Sadu Society is       to 12:00 noon at TGI Fridays beach.                 with their leaders in a tea-party held at the Mughal Mahal Restaurant in Salmiya led              at either salon. Registration closes March 2nd.
topics in the seminar. Souvenir will be pub-     pleased to introduce its new book/catalogue        International expatriate community would like       by Ataul Gani Mamun, the first convener of the association while Shahajahan Sanu,                    There will unfortunately be no admittance
lished on this occasion.                         (From Desert to Town Traditional Weavings of       to express thanks and gratitude to State of         the President, Abul Kalam Azad the vice-president, Shamsul Haque the general sec-                 to you or your pets to the British Embassy on
                                                 Kuwait).                                           Kuwait.                                             retary, Salauddin, the organizing secretary, Muzammal Haque, the office secretary,                the day without pre-registration. No ‘walk-ins’
  Feb 25                                            This book tells the story of the traditional       All ladies are welcome!                          Sabbir Ahmed, the secretary of publicity wing also present in the meeting. They dis-              by un-registered guests can be permitted.
Upkar ‘Holi Milan’: UPKAR (Uttar                 weaving in Kuwait focusing on the historical          For more information contact                     cussed the current problems facing the society and political issues and how to devel-
Pradesh and Utteranchal Rangmanch)               and cultural aspects of these striking weavings    arshia.WOW@ hotmail.com, call 66113282.                                                 op the organization.                                                       Continued on Page 27