Dubai, Nov 27: The Karnataka Cultural Forum, a socio-cultural organization of expatriates from Karnataka, is all set to organize a mass marriage back home in their neighbourhoods and launch Darul Aman Destitute Housing scheme on December 3.
The event is organized to mark the 5th anniversary of the foundation and 11 couple will get married at the event to be held in Mangaluru.
Sensing the agony and to wipe out the tears of poor families which are unable to find a match for their daughters due to their financial conditions, the foundation has organized the event.
Karnataka Cultural foundation, NRI-based Kannadigas organization has spread across all over GCC countries, Malaysia as well as UK, with more than twelve thousand members. It aims mainly to gather NRI Kannadigas and thereby, support the downtrodden and work for the community development.
As part of making expatriate community health conscious, KCF organizes regular health checkup camps, health awareness seminars and blood donation camps. It also organizes annual talent hunt programmes like “Prathibotsava” to recognize the talents of children and adults. With a view to boost patriotism, KCF has been organizing Independence Day, Republic Day and other national festivals. Moreover, large amount of expatriates gather for its Family Meet & get-together programmes.
It strives hard to make difference in the lives of the people in Karnataka through various humanitarian projects and relief services. It also helps in repatriation of deceased expat body to the home country by clearing documentation procedures, as well as providing Legal Support for needy who are facing sponsor problem, financial or business related issues. KCF Saudi Arabia has been at the forefront to serve the Guest of Allah through KCF Haj volunteer service, known as HVC. Volunteers work round the clock and available for all possible assistance of pilgrims.
KCF will present 40 gram of gold for brides and financial support for all couples at the event. All India Sunni Jamiyyathul Ulama Secretary Sheikh Aboobacker Ahmed will lead the function and notable religious and political personalities of state as well as other prominent people from all walks of life will take part in the event. Launching event of KCF Darul Aman Housing scheme for destitute and needy people will be held on the same day evening at SYS Hubburasool Public Conference at Nehru Maidan in Mangaluru.
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Thiruvananthapuram: Authorities in coastal areas of Kerala have been put on high alert after an intelligence report said 15 Islamic State terrorists had set off from Sri Lanka for the Lakshadweep islands on boats, police sources said.
Coastal police stations and police chiefs have been alerted about suspicious vessels. The sources said, though, such alerts are "usual practice", this time they have a specific information about the number of terrorists.
The coastal police department said it has been on alert since May 23 after the intelligence input came from Sri Lanka.
"We have been on alert since the Sri Lankan attack. We have alerted fishing vessel owners and others venturing into the sea to be cautious," a coastal police department official told PTI.
After the serial bomb blasts in Sri Lanka, Kerala was put on alert, especially after NIA investigations revealed that IS operatives had planned attacks in the state.