Austria (Vienna) മൂന്ന The Third Biennial Convention of the World Malayalee Federation (WMF), the world’s largest expatriate Malayalee organization with headquarters in 162 countries, was held on January 16, 2022 via the Zoom platform. WMF Global Chairman Dr. The function was presided over by Prince Pallikunnel and inaugurated by Kerala State Public Works & Tourism Minister Mohammad Riyaz. In his inaugural address, the Minister said that the World Malayalee Federation has played a vital role in helping Kerala in all the crises of Kerala. Kerala State Opposition Leader V.D. Satheesan was the chief guest. Santosh George Kulangara, Member, Kerala Planning Board and Managing Director, Safari TV delivered the keynote address. At the same time, Santosh George Kulangara released the sixth edition of Vishwakairali, the front page of the World Malayalee Federation. Sapna Anu B George, Editor – in – Chief of the Magazine, spoke on behalf of the editorial staff.
Global Coordinator Dr. Welcoming remarks by J. Ratnakumar, Global Secretary Paul Theppala presented the Activity Report of the Organization for the period 2020-21. Global Treasurer Sunil. Presented the two year financial report of the SS organization. Global Joint Secretary Harish Nair thanked the gathering. The organization’s new cabinet members were sworn in.
The new Global President Dr. J. Ratnakumar explained the new plans for the period 2022-2023. These include charitable activities, women empowerment, environmental protection, agriculture, youth and youth empowerment, expatriate rehabilitation and skill development. Film playback singers Pradeep Babu and Sumi Aravind performed and Nisha Yusuf performed. Officials also said that the WMF Family Cultural Fiesta will be held another day in conjunction with the Global Convention.
Dr. J. Ratnakumar – Oman (Global President), Paul Tepala – Qatar (Global Coordinator), Harish Nair – Global Secretary (Global Secretary), Nisar Edathummithal – Haiti (Global India, Global Tradition) Sreeja Tommy – Italy, Shihab Kottukadu – Saudi Arabia (Vice Presidents), Tom Jacob – Kuwait, Manjusha Sreejith – Qatar, Matthew Cherian Kalayil – Austria (Joint Secretaries), Johnson Thommana – Egypt (Joint Treasurer) were elected.
Dr. Prince Pallikkunnel – Austria (Global Chairman) Sunil is the new member of the Global Board of Directors. SS-Kuwait, Zina Shanavas-India, Noushad Aluva-Saudi Arabia and Donnie George-Germany were selected. In addition, a new Board of Advisors, various Forum Coordinators, Executive Committee Members, and Regional Coordinators and Presidents were appointed.
In connection with the Global Convention, the Union Minister of External Affairs, S.K. Jaishankar sent letters to Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan and Norka Roots.