Maurya Kala Parisar (MKP) is a social and cultural association of people from Bihar and Jharkhand states of India residing in Kuwait. Founded in 1995, MKP is celebrating its Silver Jubilee in 2020. MKP’s annual events – mainly Hindi Utsav, Ethnic Food Festival and Maurya Manch – are well received by the society and are eagerly awaited by patrons.
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MKP held its Annual General Body Meeting (AGM) on 7th February 2020 in Kabd. The event was more of a picnic with most of the members and their family in attendance.
A mouth-watering ethnic breakfast kicked off the day with hot Jalebis on a wintery morning being purely bliss.
There were several interesting games with instant prizes for kids as well as adults.
While some indulged in music, others tried their hands at cricket and football. Some others were busy catching with their acquaintances at the picnic. On the whole, it was a perfect setting for a family get together.
The annual general meeting began post-lunch with presentation of statement of account for the previous year by Mr. Sujeet Sinha, MKP’s treasurer. He provided a detailed picture of MKP’s finances and answered the queries. It was followed by a round-up of MKP’s events in the previous year by the General Secretary Mr. Manoj Mishra. He particularly highlighted the successful holding of MKP’s signature events – Ethnic Food Festival, Hindi Utsav and Maurya Manch. Members were highly appreciative to know that all these events had the highest number of participants in this Silver Jubilee year. MKP’s President Mr. Sabir Hussain Ansari thanked all the members, participants, volunteers, sponsors, media partners and all other stakeholders for their contribution in completing the association’s another successful year. Those who joined Maurya Kala Parisar Kuwait recently were introduced and greeted by all the members. Members who volunteered in the recently held Silver Jubilee Maurya Manch 2020 were felicitated.
Subsequently, Mr. Devesh Kumar, the appointed Election Officer, took over and began the election process for the new Executive Committee. It was heartening to note that all the office-bearers including Executive Committee members were elected unanimously. After concluding the election process, Mr. Devesh Kumar declared the list of Maurya Kala Parisar’s new office bearers for next 2 years, which is as below:
President: Ujwal Ritwik
General Secretary: Abhay Kumar Kashyap
Vice President: Bushra Sabir
Joint Secretary: Uday Prakash
Treasurer: Sujeet Sinha
Mohammed Khalid Belal
Dr. Ratna Priya Mishra
The new office bearers conveyed their gratefulness to the outgoing as well as previous office-bearers for their praiseworthy contributions. They vowed to carry on the admirable works of Maurya Kala Parisar, Kuwait and to keep the association’s flag high.
Maurya Kala Parisar will be announcing soon the 8th edition of its much-awaited gourmet’s delight Ethnic Food Festival. The event will be open for all in Kuwait to participate and exhibit home cooked traditional delicacies with awards in specific categories. The event attracts more than 100 participants with hundreds of visitors enjoying different types of popular and exotic dishes in a festive spirit.