60,000 gold coins won in Malabar Gold campaign

Winner Rajesh Padoor, who won 100 gold coins, receives the prize from Malabar Gold’s Shajji Thoppil in Dubai.
Updated 08 May 2019

60,000 gold coins won in Malabar Gold campaign

Indian jewelry retailer Malabar Gold & Diamonds is giving customers a chance to win gold coins on gold and diamond jewelry purchases in its showrooms across Saudi Arabia.

The “Gold Promise” campaign continues until May 11. Malabar Gold, which has a retail network of 250 outlets spread across the globe, has also unveiled its latest festive collection, featuring gold, diamond and precious gem

During the first two weeks of the campaign, customers won more than 60,000 gold coins and continue to win big across all the outlets.

“The ‘Gold Promise’ by Malabar Gold & Diamonds gives unmatched chances for customers to win gold coins with their gold and diamond jewelry purchases. Customers can win a guaranteed gold coin or up to 100 gold coins instantly on the purchase of gold jewelry worth SR2,500 ($666) via ‘Scratch & Win’ coupons,” the company said.

Customers also get a two-gram gold coin for every diamond jewelry purchase of SR5,000 or more, and a one-gram gold coin for every purchase of diamond jewelry worth SR3,000 or more. They can also take advantage of a zero deduction exchange offer on a 22-carat old gold exchange, in addition to a “no making charges” offer on eight-gram gold coins. These offers are valid at all the outlets in the Kingdom until May 11.

The new collection unveiled by the retailer includes traditional and contemporary designs in 18-carat and 22-carat gold, diamond and precious gems to suit the tastes of its multicultural and multinational customers.

Malabar Gold & Diamonds has incorporated these designs in various brands presented at the store, namely Ethnix (Handcrafted Designer Jewelry); Era (Uncut Diamond Jewelry); Mine (Diamonds Unlimited); Divine (Indian Heritage Jewelry); Precia (Gem Jewelry) and Starlet (Kids Jewelry). 

Malabar Gold & Diamonds is the flagship company of Malabar Group, a diversified Indian business conglomerate.

Established in 1993 in the Indian state of Kerala, the company has an annual turnover of $4.51 billion and ranks No.1 among the largest jewelry retailers globally.

Role of Indian engineers in KSA lauded at IEF meet

Updated 17 July 2019

Role of Indian engineers in KSA lauded at IEF meet

Indian Engineers Forum (IEF) Jeddah Chapter recently held its 13th annual general meeting at Hotel Ramada Continental.

Ambassador of India to Saudi Arabia Dr. Ausaf Sayeed graced the event as chief guest and Consul General of India Noor Rahman Sheikh was guest of honor. IEF President Mohammed Sayeeduddin presided over the function.

Expressing appreciation for the activities of the forum, Ambassador Dr. Sayeed recalled its foundation in 2016 during his tenure as consul general of India in Jeddah.

He lauded Sayeeduddin, Amir Khan, Shuja Sheriff and other members and engineers for the activities of the forum and their contribution to the development of Saudi Arabia. Dr. Sayeed highlighted scarcity of water as an acute problem in the world in general and in India in particular. He shared his experience of interacting with engineers in the US, who developed a water condensation machine to extract water from humid air.

Consul General Noor Rahman Sheikh applauded IEF for its services to the engineering community in Saudi Arabia. He highlighted how the excellence of Indian engineers in each sector has impacted society. 

“Our zeal to be the best in whatever we do was demonstrated during last year’s Hajj. The mobile app developed by the Consul General of India is going to help the 200,000 pilgrims expected to come this year,” he said.

Amir Khan, founder and chairman of IEF, said IEF provides a platform for networking, career advancement, community service, and technology exchange. He urged Indian engineers to play a vital role in the development of Saudi Arabia, which he said would help strengthen the relations between India and the Kingdom.

Sayeeduddin thanked Dr. Sayeed for his support in the foundation of IEF. He announced that, having served as founding president for the last 13 years, he is now stepping down and the new president, unanimously elected, will be Khan Mustafa.

Nadeem Ahmed Ali, executive member of IEF, delivered a presentation on digital disruption.

Syed Nasir Khursheed, IEF general secretary, conducted the program.

Indian real estate advisory firm/ institutional channel partner 360 Realtors LLP participated in the event and were the main sponsors. A presentation covering major construction, residential and commercial projects in India was made by S. K. Vivek Kumar, head of international sales, 360 Realtors. Amit Hariyal also delivered a presentation on residential projects across the Indian cities of Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad and Pune. 

Abdul Rahman, general manager of TA Infra Projects, expressed happiness to be part of the IEF.

Khader Memon made a presentation titled “Special Investment Plan.”

The chief guest, guest of honor and sponsors were presented mementoes as a token of appreciation by the IEF president and executive committee. This was followed by the release of the annual magazine of the forum, Spectrum 2019, edited by Muazzam Sayeed.

A lively session of quiz was conducted by Munnawar Amafh. 

The event was attended by a number of guests from across the Kingdom, including Abdul Haseeb Hazari, Danish Ghafoor, Siadat Ali Khan, Shameem Kausar and Ahmed Omais.

The program started with a recitation of the Holy Qur’an by Talha Khan. Ashraf Nawaz Qureshi, IEF treasurer, welcomed the guests.

IEF Vice President Abu Bakar Sherkhan introduced the chief guest while Mohammed Shoebuddin, IEF chief coordinator, presented a vote of thanks.