Grand Iftar Banquet (Ramadan 2011)


Tamilnadu Muslim Cultural Association (TMCA) hosted a large and traditional Grand Iftar Banquet which was held on 19-Aug-2011 from 4:30 pm in Kuwait Teachers Society, Dasma, Kuwait. H.E Shri Sathish Chand Mehta (Ambassador, Embassy of India, Kuwait) was the Chief Guest of the grand event and many more high level dignitaries from different communities adorned in this program. The Event was sponsored by M/s TVS Air Sea Cargo & Travel Services, M/s Al-Yasra Food Co & M/s Al Marai Food Company. Around 1000 members attended the Iftar and graced the function.

The program began at 4:30 PM with recitation of the Holy Quran and its translation by Br. Kabeer Ali (Life member of TMCA). Brother A. Hidayathulla, Vice-President, TMCA initiated the program and staged the Master of ceremony. Br Abdul Raheem  (General Secretary, TMCA) welcomed all the participants and special guests.

Br Ismail Shalafy the visiting guest of Islamic Guidance Center (IGC) Fahaheel delivered special address highlighting the importance of conducting this Iftar Program, human rights in Islam stressing to maintain unity and solidarity within our Umma. 

Br. Vittu Katti Mastan (Former Treasurer-TMCA) narrated the Poem about importance of Ramadan. Brother Avoor Basheer   (President-TMCA) presided over the program and delivered Excellent Presidential address. He briefed about TMCA’s various activities under his tenure 2010/2011, He highlighted the importance of joining membership in TMCA. Br.Naser Sadiq Rabbani (Head of Religious wing-TMCA) delivered the Ramadan address in which he briefed the excellence and various benefits of Ramadan.  

H.E Shri Sathish Chand Mehta (Ambassador, Embassy of India, Kuwait) was the Chief Guest and delivered his esteemed oratory felicitating and he briefly explained various activities of Embassy of India to the welfare of Indian community.

Br. Lucky Sulaiman Batcha Advisor-TMCA., President Ayyampet & Chakkarapalli Jamath & Managing Director of lucky printing press honoured H.E Shri Sathish Chand by presenting memento in the presence of TMCA Executive committee.
H.E Shri Sathish Chand Mehta presented mementos to event sponsors M/S TVS Air & Sea Cargo - Mr. Rasheed Khan (Son in Law of Br. Hyder Ali chairman), Br. Azaad Khan - M/S Al Yasra Food Co and Br. Jahir Hussain TMCA-Treasurer who received behalf of M/S Al Marai Food Co, for their sponsorship and support.

On behalf of TMCA, H.E Shri Sathish Chand Mehta presented memento to Br. Khaleel Rahman (Joint Secretary of TMCA) and Br. Shahinsha Khan (Joint Secretary of TMCA) for their exceptional service in the presence of TMCA EC. His Excellency also presented memento to Br. Jayankondam Hajee Abdul Aziz Abdul majeed (Founder Member/Former General secretary/Guardian Council of TMCA) for his Extra Ordinary Contribution to TMCA since its inception. Br.Hajee Abdul Aziz Abdul Majeed thanked and delivered a short speech as he reminded previous years how they work together and their restless efforts to bring TMCA to the forefront to serve the community as a whole.

Finally Br. Sahul Hameed (Joint Treasurer-TMCA) delivered vote of thanks. He expressed sincere gratitude for all the participants and the Chief Guests. Iftar Banquet was served to everyone.