KSA delivers sacrificial meat to needy people in Gaza

The sacrificial animals were transported from Saudi Arabia to Gaza via 13 trucks.
Updated 13 May 2019
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KSA delivers sacrificial meat to needy people in Gaza

Saudi Arabia’s Project For Utilization Of Hajj Meat (Adahi) has announced the shipment of 25,000 sacrificial animals from Makkah to Gaza Strip, Palestine.
The animals were transported via 13 trucks, which started on the first day of Ramadan and traveled about 1,000 km toward the strip.
Adahi enables pilgrims and Umrah performers to pay the value of Hajj meat and almsgiving under the agreement concluded between Saudi Post and the Islamic Development Bank.
The move to allocate a part of the sacrificed animals to beneficiaries in the Gaza Strip is in line with the Kingdom’s continued support to the Palestinians.
President of the Islamic Development Bank Group and Head of Adahi Dr. Bandar Hajjjar said the allocation of 25,000 sacrificed animals for distribution in the Gaza Strip has been done in coordination with the Palestinian Ministry of Endowments and Religious Affairs. He said all necessary measures and precautions have been taken to ensure that the safety and freshness of the meat is preserved upon its arrival in Gaza.
“We have coordinated with the competent authorities in Egypt to facilitate the transport and delivery of Adahi meat through the port of Duba and Safaga toward the Rafah Border Crossing on the Palestinian side,” Dr. Hajjar added.
The meat, which is expected to reach half a million needy people in the strip, is in 10 kg packages, each of which will be received by one beneficiary family.
The meat is distributed to the needy and the poor of the Holy Mosque and the surplus is transferred to poor Muslims in 27 countries.
In 2000, the Adahi project was developed, with over 40,000 employees working in different fields such as management, supervision, slaughtering, shipping and distribution. Every year, 30,000 lambs, cows and camels are slaughtered to be distributed to 30 million poor people and refugees in different countries in Asia and Africa.


Role of Indian engineers in KSA lauded at IEF meet

Updated 17 July 2019
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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.