Lawrence Saldanha returns as new president of KWAK

🕓 January 10, 2006

Kuwait, Jan 10: Lawrence Saldanha Kanajar, founding President of Kanajar Welfare Association Kuwait (KWAK), founder of the concept Parish based overseas "Zamath" and a strong advocate of grass root development has returned as new President of KWAK in response to a voiced demand from members. In the annual Mahazamath held on 10th January 2006, outgoing Treasurer Mr. Denis D'Souza proposed Mr. Saldanha's name for the top post and was seconded by members in one voice.

Following recitation of the Novena of our Lady of Lourdes, the election process was conducted and the following new Management Committee was formed:

Lawrence Saldanha, Eliyal (President)
Denis D'Souza, Palli (Vice President)
Rose Mendonca, Kepulu (Secretary)
Edward D'Souza, Sudkada (Treasurer)
Jyothi D'Souza, Pathao (Cultural Secretary)
Shalet D'Souza, Mallettu (Auditor)
Anthony Miranda, Shedi (Sports Secretary)
Henry Britto, Palli (Public Relations Officer)

Further, 4 new Gurkars have been named under the lead Gurkarship of Henry Britto:

Henry Britto, Palli (Lead Gurkar and Gurkar for Salmiya Vado)
Valerian Rebello, Kanajar (Gurkar for Kuwait City Vado)
Anil Britto, Palli (Gurkar for Abbasiya Vado)
Benedict Saldanha, Palli (Gurkar for Fahaheel Vado)
Anthony Lobo, Gatadalke (Gurkar for members from domestic services)

Committe members:
Melwin Mascarenhas, Mairlotte
Jecintha Pinto, Shirthady (formerly Kanajar)
Roshan D'Souza, Kallianpur (formerly Kanajar)
Inas Menezes, Kanajar
Anthony Lobo, Gatadalke
John D'Sa, Kowdoor
Steven D'Souza, Kandalke
Louis Rebello
Robert D'Souza, Bailur

KWAK, also known as Lourdes Kanajar Zamath Kuwait has accomplished several developmental projects in the otherwise silent remote Parish of Kanajar, which includes the most ambitious Lourdes Hospital. Church Portico, Computer for the Church, Life saving financial aid to critically ailing patients and a mortuary fund for it's members are some of the other projects successfully executed by the Zamath for the benefit of Parishioners. One of the key tasks before the new committee is to strengthen the currently Rs 4 lacs members' family welfare fund (mortuary fund). Programs earmarked for 2006 are a family get-together on March 31, Monthi Fest celebration on September 8th and a grand Vodlem Fest celebration in December.

The new committee thanked the outgoing committee for their contribution and sought their cooperation in the future programs of the organization. Delicious home-prepared food was served.

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