The 10 th Biennial Global Conference of World Malayalee Council, which was held in Bangalore, India from August 26-28, elected its global leadership for 2016-2018 headed by Mr.Issac John Pattaniparambil ( Dubai ) as the chairman and Dr. A. V. Anoop [Chennai] as WMC Global President.
The three-day conference, which was inaugurated by former Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy, and attended by ministers and high ranking government officials, elected a 41-member Executive Council under the supervision of Dr. J. Alexander IAS [Retd.], the Chief Nomination & Election Commissioner of WMC.
Mr.T.P. Vijayan [Pune] is Secretary General, Mr. C. U. Mathai (Dubai) Secretary, and Mr.Jobinson Kottathil [Switzerland] Treasurer.
The first executive council meeting of the new team has called upon members across WMC’s 57 provinces across the world to expand the reach and revitalize the activities of the organization.
The three-day conference, drew more than 400 delegates from across India and abroad. Ambassador TP Sreenivasan, Dr babu Paul IAS, former Additional Chief Secretary of Kerala, Dr.Christy Fernandez IAS, former Secretary General of Rashtrapathy Bhavan, Mr.U. T. Khader, Minister for Food and Public Distribution Karnataka; Om Prakash, Director General of Police, Karnataka, prominent businessmen including Gokulam Goplan, Bobby Cehmmannur, were among the participants.
“We are quite upbeat about the future of WMC as a think tank for the Malayalee Daispora. We believe, our new team will be able to help reposition WMC as a more vibrant, functional and proactive body relevant to the present day needs of the community at large,” Pattaniparampil said.
“WMC is the most authentic and widely represented rallying point for global Malayalees. The global conference in Bangalore will give the organisation a new vitality and direction so that it can play a more construction leadership role,” Pattaniparampil said in his message.
“Global Chairman also express his profound gratitude for the warmth and friendship the Bangalore Province team and organizers of the conference led by Paul Fernandez and Dr Vasantha have shown to all delegates.
“Every one has played a vital role in making the event memorable and indeed a defining moment of WMC in its next level of growth. He is grateful to Dr J Alexander, Chief NEC for gracing the occasion.”
The Global chairman congratulated the outgoing leadership led by Mr.VC Praveen as Chairman , Mr. Johny Kuruvilla as Advisory Council Chairman and Mr.A.S.Jose as Goodwill Ambassador, for facilitating the smooth transfer of power.