Kannada Koota Kuwait organized “Presentation on NRK-Card and Facilities

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Kannada Koota Kuwait organized “Presentation on NRK-Card and Facilities” at Indian Embassy Auditorium.

Chief Guest for the evening Dr.Arathi Krishna (Deputy Chairman NRI Forum-Karnataka) graced the occasion. H.E. Raj Gopal Singh (Chief Dept. Affairs) from Indian Embassy Kuwait was one of the guests of honor.

The function started with welcome dance by Kannada Koota female members.

All Karnataka Associations in Kuwait participated in the program . Mr. Ramesh Kidiyoor, Mr. Hillary Stevan Rego, Mr. Sheikh Mohammed Azhar, Mr. .Arun Kumar Bapu, Mr. Yadunath Alva, Mr. Wilson D’souza were part of the event. Presidents of Associations like Tulu Koota, Bhuntara Sangh, Mogaveera Sangha, Kerala Karnataka Muslim Welfare Society, KCW,KKMA etc. were present.

The program was organized under a short notice. Many people and other association representatives from Karnataka attended the program.

Dr. Arathi Krishna briefed about the NRI Policy and NRI services like Government Order on NRI Policy,Preamble,Vision, Mission, Objectives, Strategies, Policy measures, Definitions, Government Order on Constitution of Non-Resident Indian Committee, Karnataka, Government Order on Constitution of a High Level Department Monitoring Committee under Policy of Karnataka, Government order on Constitution of a District Level NRI/NRKs Welfare Committee under NRI Policy of KARNATAKA, Contact details of Important Officers, Contact details of Conveners, District Level NRIs/NRKs Welfare Committee details were briefed. For more details, she requested all Kannadigas to visit nriforum.karnataka.gov.in

Dr. Arathi Krishna suggested all Karnataka Association in overseas to apply online for NRI Forum Karnataka Government of Karnataka recognition. Also, she requested all Association Presidents to spread the message to their members, non members and tell them to directly apply through online.

She requested all Karnataka people living in Kuwait to visit the website nriforum.karnataka.gov.in and register online to get NRK card exclusively to avail a host of benefits ranging from free Insurance to various health packages.

Highlights of Policy Measures initiated by NRI Forum, Karnataka are:
1. Non-Resident Kannada (NRK) card.
2. Creating a network of “Non-Resident Kannadigas”
3. Encouraging Kannada Koota’s all over the World
4. Promotion of Art, Festival and Culture of Karnataka
5. NRIs/NRKs Entrepreneurs Guidance Cell
6. Business Incubation Centre for NRKs
7. Encouraging Cross-border Entrepreneurship
8. Facilitation of General Welfare issues of NRIs/NRKs
9. NRIs/NRKs Support Service Centre
10. Welfare Services to Migrant workers and NRIs/NRKs returning home.

The event was followed with Question and Answer Session, the audience raised their concerns on NRI policies and new requests were accepted for review.

The function ended with the vote of Thanks by Mr. BM Iqbal.

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