In a ceremony held on February 10 in Saudi Arabia, notable figures Zakaria Bajpe, CEO of Almuzain Gulf Saudi Contracting Co, K A Sheikh Karnire, director of operation at Expertise Contracting Co Ltd, and entrepreneur-social worker Sathish Kumar Anchan Bajal were honored with the Vishwa Manya 2024 award. The recognition was part of the 17th World Kannada Convention, spearheaded by Sathish Kumar on February 8.

Zakaria, Sheikh Karnire, Rafeeq Soorinje, along with numerous workers, played pivotal roles in ensuring the success of the convention. Sathish Anchan, hailing from Pakkaladka Bajal Anchan’s House Kankanady, has been a compassionate figure, extending support to numerous financially disadvantaged families.

Born to the late Chandrashekhar Kundar Kodialbail and the late Sharada Anchan, Sathish faced early challenges, losing his mother at the age of three and being raised by his grandmother and uncle Raghava Anchan.

Sathish's educational journey included primary schooling at St Joseph’s Higher Primary School in Bajal, secondary education at Rosario High School, PU at St Aloysius College, and a degree from St Aloysius Evening College.


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Mangaluru: The Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC) has appointed Anwar Manila as the social media committee coordinator of the Dakshina Kannada District Non-Resident Indian (NRI) cell of the KPCC. The appointments were made through an order issued by KPCC President DK Shivakumar on Saturday.

In addition, the party has also appointed Vice President of non-resident Indians forum and All India Congress Committee’s Indian Overseas Congress (IOC) secretary in-charge Dr. Arati Krishna as the chairperson of the KPCC NRI Cell.

Anwar, a non-resident Kannadiga residing in Dubai for the past 18 years, has been an active member of the Congress party for a decade, particularly within its social media unit. He is also serving as the member of the social media unit of INCAS. In 2019, he served as a member of the publicity committee for the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, attended by former AICC president Rahul Gandhi in the UAE.

Alongside, Anwar has also been actively serving in social, religious and educational fields and is also recognised by several non-resident Kannadiga organisations.