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Dubai: The NRI Forum – Government of Karnataka is setting up the Karnataka NRI Forum – UAE under the dedicated leadership and guidance of Chairman Sri Siddaramaiah, Hon. Chief Minister of Karnataka and the Deputy Chairman Dr. Arathi Krishna. The proposed Karnataka NRI Forum, UAE (under the aegis of NRI Forum – Government of Karnataka) will be inaugurated and graced by Sri Siddaramaiah on Friday, April 28 at 3 pm in the Auditorium of Indian Consulate, Dubai along with the delegations from the Government of Karnataka including U.T. Khader, Hon. Minister for Food Supplies, Dr. Arathi Krishna, Deputy Chairman of NRI Forum Karnataka and the Diplomats of Karnataka Government. Consul General of India H.E. Mr. Vipul will grace the occasion as a Guest of Honour along with Padmashree Dr. B.R. Shetty who is the Honorary President of the Forum.
The official programme will begin at 3 pm with various cultural programs performed by the children of NRI Kanndigas and the formal inaugural function will commence at around 5 pm with the dignitaries all set to inaugurate the proposed “Karnataka NRI Forum – UAE” . All the Presidents and leaders of various Karnataka-based organization’s in the UAE, leaders from neighboring Gulf States Bahrain, Oman, Qatar and well-known business community leaders have been cordially invited to attend the function.
In view of the diplomatic entry regulations at the Consulate General of India in Dubai, the guests and the attendees have been requested to carry their valid Emirates ID/Passport along with the official invitation while attending inaugural ceremony. Though it is an open invitation to all Kannadigas in the UAE, the entrance is limited to those holding the above documents in order to accommodate the invitees with the limited seats in the Consulate Auditorium. One can also liaise with their respective organizational heads or the representatives of the proposed Karnataka NRI Forum Executive Board Members and collect their invitations. Those wishing to attend this inaugural function, may also contact Sadan Das on 050 7576238 for collecting an official invitation.
KARNATAKA NRI FORUM UAE
The proposed official Karnataka NRI Forum UAE (under the aegis of NRI Forum – Government of Karnataka) is a new branch cell of NRI Forum, Govt. of Karnataka formed with the Chairmanship of Sri Siddaramaiah, Hon. Chief Minister of Karnataka who has consented to elect a leading Kannadiga Praveen Kumar Shetty as the working President to lead the proposed Karnataka NRI Forum in UAE. Under the leadership of Praveen Shetty, several meetings were held in Dubai to form an executive board of the Forum with many respected distinguished Kannadigas from various sects of Karnataka residing in the UAE unanimously consenting to hold the portfolios of the forum. Sarvothama Shetty, Jospeh Mathias, Dr. Kaup Mohamed and Harish Sherigar are the Vice Presidents of the Karnataka NRI Forum UAE while the rest are executive board members boasting a total strength of 25 strong respected members. The Karnataka NRI Forum UAE is inspired by the activities of NORKA, a NRI Cell for Keralites and will carry on their duties likewise.
OBJECTIVE OF THE KNRI FORUM
The clear, transparent and main objective of Karnataka NRI Forum – UAE will be to work under the guidelines of NRI Forum – Government of Karnataka in order to encourage NRIs to invest in the industries, projects and research in Karnataka, develop programs of social economic spheres in the state of Karnataka and promote the well-being and welfare of the NRI Kannadigas in the UAE. This will be an unique opportunity to all the Kannadigas to promote NRI community from the state of Karnataka and provide aid to the needy NRIs of the UAE under the regulations and cooperation of the UAE Authorities, Consul General of India in Dubai/ Indian Embassy and the Government of Karnataka.
ROLE OF KARNATAKA NRI FORUM UAE
The main aim of the Forum is to assist NRI’s of Karnataka residing in the UAE; simplify their reach with the benefits they are entitled from the host – Government of Karnataka under the NRI Forum Karnataka, India.
The following are some of the activities enlisted for initiation for the development of the NRI Kannadigas based in the UAE: –
The Forum is also pleased to inform all the Kannadigas Associations in the UAE that during the inaugural Ceremony, all Associations heads would have the opportunity to greet CM Siddaramaiah by presenting only flower bouquet and no memento, shawl, gifts of any sort will be allowed. All the associations do have the privilege of asking questions related to the NRI issues pertaining to the state, which will be answered by the CM provided those questions are sent to the Forum well in advance as being requested.
Karnataka NRI Forum UAE will execute their role as per the guidance of the main body of NRI Forum Karnataka-based in Bengaluru, India as briefed by the proposed President Praveen Kumar Shetty and General Secretary Prabhakar Ambalthare during their recent meet. The proposed President Praveen Shetty also mentioned that, the executive board of Karnataka NRI Forum in association with special standing committees will work for the benefit of all the NRI Kannadigas based in the UAE for their socio-economic development without any type of discrimination based on the demographic characteristics.
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