Indian Community Benevolent Forum (ICBF) observed the ICBF day on the 14th of April at DPS-MIS School, Al Wakrah. Ambassador of India to Qatar HE P. Kumaran was the chief guest on the occasion. The event was organized to highlight and recognize the prominent social workers in Qatar and felicitate their efforts in the country.

P.N. Baburajan , President of ICBF, welcomed the gathering and Managing committee members Mahesh Gowda. Subramanya Hebbaglu, Avinash Gaikwad, Santosh Kumar Pillai, Ranjani Murty and past MC members Sameer Hassan Mousa , mala Krishnan introduced the awardees to the audience and mentioned their contribution.

Awardees with ICBF MC

In attendance for the event among others were ICBF Coordinating officer and First Secretary at Embassy of India, S R H Fahmi, Presidents of ICC, ISC, Apex Bodies Managing Committee members, leaders and members of the Indian community.

Mohamed Althaf, the regional director of Lulu group, was presented with the prestigious ICBF-M. Kanjani Award 2019 for his extended support to ICBF and the community in the past years. Dr. Adv Nizar Kochery was presented with KP Abdul Hameed Social Service award for extending his support with legal and other related aspects for the community members on the past years. 2 senior most veterans of the community, Mr. Kareem Abdullah and Mr. A.K. Usman, were also recognized for their long term service and awarded for their outstanding contribution.

Althaf Award

Ambassador P. Kumaran also felicitated Brigadier Abdullah Khalifa Al Muftah, Director of Public Relations, Department of MoI, for the overwhelming support to Expatriate community and especially to ICBF. While accepting the felicitation, Brigadier Abdullah Khalifa Al Muftah thanked ICBF and Ambassador P. Kumaran as he spoke about his association with the Indian Community and ICBF for long time and assured his support through coming times.

Brigadier Award

Apart from this, for the recognition of Humanitarian Services, Humanitarian Awards were presented to Dr. K.M. Bahauddeen, Dr. Rajeev Sharma, M. Khalid Hoyilath, Dr. Uma Pandiyan and Mr. K.K. Sankaran.  Apart from this appreciation awards were given to Al Abeer Medical centre, Al Sultan medical Centre, KIMS Qatar Medical Center, Well Care Group, IMARA Health Centre, Indian Doctors Club, Federation of Indian Nurses in Qatar and Mr. Anjan Kumar Ganguly.

Nizar Kochery Award

In his message to ICBF, Indian Ambassador P Kumaran remarked the excellent work done by ICBF for the benefit of the blue-collar workers from the community. Along with this he also appreciated all the respected guests and awardees for their selfless service for the humanitarian cause.

Attendees enjoyed an evening of evergreen songs of Bollywood as well.