🕓 November 22, 2002
Dubai, Nov 22: Thomas Saldanha, a young and dynamic youth leader has been elected as the new President of Kanajar Welfare Association, Emirates in an electoral meeting held on 22nd November 2002 where most of the members were present along with their families. Thomas Saldanha is one of the founder members of KWA parent organization, Kuwait and has earlier served both KWAK & KWAE as Gen. Secretary.
Thomas Saldanha and outgoing President Stany D'Souza
KWAE, which came into existence two years ago, is an association of Kanajar parishioners
living in the UAE. Being a sub-unit of KWA worldwide established in Kuwait 3 years ago, the
association in the emirate has spent two glorious years under the leadership of Mr. Stanley
D'souza. Outgoing president in his speech expressed gratitude and thanked all the
committee members for their wholehearted support during his term.
The meeting started at 11.45 am with a prayer followed by a welcome speech by the outgoing president. The Secretary read out last two years report detailing various activities held and a brief report on financial status including names of investors in Lourdes HealthCare project back home. The election for 6 positions namely President, Vice-President, General Secretary, Treasurer, Cultural Secretary and Public Relations together with 8 other committee members took place at noontime. Mr. Thomas Saldanha was unanimously elected as the new President of the association.
The following members have been elected for portfolios namely:
President - Thomas Saldanha
Vice-President - Mr. Frank Lobo
General Secretary - Mrs. Vera Barboza
Treasurer - Mrs. Juliet Barboza
Cultural Secretary - Mr. Stanley D'souza
Public Relations - Mr. J.B Saldanha.
The following committee members have been elected as Advisors cum committee members namely:
Mr. Louis Mendonca
Mr. Aloysius D'souza
Mr. E. Barboza.
Mr. Prakash D'souza
Mrs. Jessie D'souza
Mrs. Veronica Alva
Mr. Vijay Barboza
Mr. Anil Lobo
Newly elected President Mr. Thomas Saldanha assured the parishioners to lead the organization in a more constructive manner and to achieve its goals. He congratulated the newly elected committee members and requested their wholehearted support for the association.
At the very outset, Mr. Thomas Saldanha a resident of Dubai , a Communication Engineering graduate from Mangalore University, having spent nearly a decade in telecom industry (with M/s LM Ericsson), he excelled and emerged as a telecom professional by his participation in career based trainings in most of the European countries and USA and was delivering trainings in the Middle Eastern countries. He now works for Emirates Telecommunication Corpn. (Etisalat) as Trainer, specializing in Switching & Transmission.
At the end of the meeting, a delicious lunch was served at 2 pm and thus the meeting session came to an end.