TKK President Ramesh S Bhandary alongwith with other 5 delegates from Managing Committee comprising of Vice President Sanath Shetty, Gen. Secretary Vijay Wilson, Cultural Secretary Abdul Razak, PRO Chandrahas Shetty, and Welfare Officer Lionel Mascarenhas had a fruitful meeting with newly appointed Indian Ambassador to Kuwait His Excellency Shri. Sibi George on Sunday the 15th November 2020. at his office in Indian Embassy Kuwait.
Tulu Koota President Mr. Ramesh S. Bhandary greeted the Ambassador and handed over a flower bouquet and Diwali sweets as a token of gratitude and Congratulated him for his new assignment as an Ambassador of India to Kuwait. The General Secretary Mr. Vijay Wilson Albuquerque handed over a set of documents containing details of newly elected members of management committee, annual report and the constitution copy and briefed about the association and its various activities along with the souvenir released during the cultural event Rasamanjari and Tuluparba held in 2019.
Present committee members gave a brief self-introduction, President briefed him about the history and the objectives of the association and explained how the association is working towards the main objective “unity through language”. Further the members present explained the Honorable Ambassador about the activities the of the year such as Family Picnic, Rasamanjari, Tulu Parba which showcase the culture and tradition of Tulu Nadu. General Secretary updated the Honorable Ambassador with the various welfare activities such as Blood donation, Medical Camp, Online Session for students of the association and trying to reach the underprivilege and needy in the society. He added the contribution made by the association under its new welfare project Ashraya Yojane, Glimmer of Hope and Project Education. He was also briefed about Tulu Koota Kuwait active participation financially and volunteering in the food donation drive through Indian Community Support Group(ICSG), in this Covid-19 pandemic which reached more than 1000 needy people around Kuwait with raw food kits.
Apart from the above it was discussed further about the members of the association and the support to the members by the association which includes death grant, health grant in any health emergency, awarding the members children for their excellent academic records with scholarships, giving local talents opportunity to showcase their talents during TKK mega events.
Honorable Ambassador was delighted with the enthusiasm of the committee members and was keen to know about the association and its activities. He was happy to know that association is formed 20 years back and growing with such dedication of service to the society. He stressed the point that regional languages always been part of social integrity and unity, so association needs to give priority to nurture this language and pass it on to the new generation.
Ambassador discussed various initiatives by Embassy such as Open house, 24/7 helpline etc and advised the management committee members to take all possible initiative to involve all the members of the association in all the activities. He also added that proactive involvement in any organization should not isolate any community or group from the part of society in large and should always work with the society as a part of society and not as an individual or isolated group which will affect the unity and social life in general. He assured all possible support from him through Embassy and conveyed his best wishes.