Sahrudaya The West Kent Keralites elects new office bearers: Tomy Varkey elected president
By A Staff Reporter KENT March 3: Sahrudaya The West Kent Keralites, an arts, sports and cultural organisation, based in West Kent, has elected its office bearers for the new year. The new management committee for this year was elected through a virtual Annual General Meeting held on Saturday 27/2/2021 under the chairmanship of Majo Thomas. The board elected its governing body for 2021-22. Tomy Varkey was elected president. The other office bearers are Sinia Jacob (Vice President), Basil John (Secretary), Labu Bahuleyan (Joint Secretary), Mosu Babu (Treasurer) and Dhanesh Balachandran (Program Coordinator). In addition, an executive committee of thirteen members was elected for the smooth running of the organisation this year. The Executive Committee members are Blesson Sabu, Binto Babu, Mitra Mithun, Binu Mathew, Ajith Venmani, Bibin Abraham, Sajimon Jose, Albert George, Joshi Cyriac, Jayson George, Viju Varghese, Jacob Koippally, Majo Thomas. Biju Cherian, Satish Kambarath and Narayan Panchapakesan were also selected as auditors. Sahrudaya has been able to do a great job in this time of the Covid pandemic. The activities of the previous governing body, started with 'Kattanum, Kappayum and Kavithayum' on the occasion of the International Mother Language Day just before the epidemic. This was followed with the publication of the e-magazine, celebration of Women & Mother's Day, Book Donation on World Book Day, the launch of the Covid Response Team, Virtual yoga classes for women, homemade mask making, more than 350 Onasadyas were prepared and delivered to the homes of all the members, and the Onampattu competition, Independence Day celebrations and sports day were held without interruption. The year also saw the launch of 'Friendly Royals Cricket Club' which was affiliated to the England & Wales cricket Board which was followed with the launch of www.sahrudayaroyalscc.co.uk. Other activities of this community last year were the distribution of Christmas presents to all the members on the occasion of Christmas, the continuous Malayalam classes for children online, the charitable activities and the e-magazine "Sahradaya Jwala". The meeting ended with the national anthem congratulating the new members of the Board and thanking the previous members.