Jeddah – Ambassador of India to Saudi Arabia, H.E. Dr. Ausaf Sayeed appreciated the activities of Indian Engineers Forum Jeddah and recollected how it was formed during his tenure as Consul General of India Jeddah.
Dr. Sayeed graced the event as the Chief Guest and Consul General of India Mr. Noor Rahman Sheikh was Guest of Honor, while Forum President Mohammed Sayeeduddin presided over the function.
Indian Engineers Forum Jeddah Chapter celebrated its 13th annual general meet on 5th July 2019, at Hotel Ramada Continental.
The program was started with the recitation of verses from the Holy Quran by Talha Khan. Eng. Ashraf Nawaz Qureshi Treasurer of the Forum officially welcomed the guests while the program was professionally conducted by Eng. Syed Nasir Khursheed, General Secretary of the forum. Chief Guest Dr. Ausaf Sayeed was introduced by Vice president of the forum Eng. Abu Bakar Sherkhan.
Dr. Sayeed also appreciated the role of Eng. Sayeeduddin, Eng. Amir Khan, Eng. Shuja Sharief and other passionate members who worked hard to spread IEF chapters around Kingdom. He lauded Indian Engineers for their contribution to the development of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. He highlighted the scarcity of water as an acute problem, the world in general and India, in particular, is facing. He shared his experience of knowing Engineers in the USA, who developed a water-condensing machine to extract water from humid air. He also briefed about wireless power transmission concept already advanced state of development.
Engineers play an important role in the overall development of life and are solution providers.
Guest of Honor Consul General Mohammed Noor Rahman Sheikh applauded Indian Engineers Forum for its services to the Engineering community. He emphasized how the excellence of Indian Engineers in each area has influenced society. In general, our zeal to be the best in whatever we do was demonstrated in last year’s Hajj. The Mobile App developed by CGI Jeddah is going to help 200,000 pilgrims expected to come this year.
Eng. Amir Khan, founder & chairman of Indian Engineers Forum said IEF provides a platform for networking, career advancement, community service, and technology exchange. He advised and encouraged Indian engineers to play a vital role in the development of Saudi Arabia, which would definitely help strengthen the relations between India and the Kingdom.
President Mohammed Sayeeduddin thanked the Chief Guest Dr. Ausaf Sayeed for his support in 2006 in forming IEF Jeddah while he was CGI in Jeddah.
He announced that having served as founding President for the last thirteen years, he is now stepping down and the new president, unanimously elected is be Eng. Khan Mustafa.
Nadeem Ahmed Ali, Executive member of the forum (who is) General Manager Smart Nation, delivered a presentation on digital disruption which was appreciated by the audience; he explained with examples how electronic gadgets are spoiling the youth.
India’s leading Real Estate advisory firm/ Institutional Channel Partner (ICP) 360 Realtors LLP participated in the event and were the main sponsors. Colorful presentation covering major construction residential and commercial projects in India was presented by Head International Sales 360 Realtors, S K Vivek Kumar. Amit Hariyal Jeddah further introduced leading south based developers, Total environment, known for building marquee residential projects across the Indian cities of Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad and Pune. Abdul Rahman General Manager TA Infra projects said they are happy to be part of IEF and will participate in its future events. Presentation on Special Investment Plan was delivered by Mr. Khader Memon which was appreciated by the audience.
The Chief Guest, Guest of Honor and sponsors were presented Mementoes as a token of appreciation by the President and Executive Committee. It was followed by the release of the Annual Magazine of the Forum, Spectrum 2019.
The gathering appreciated the creative work done by Eng. Muazzam Sayeed as Chief Editor in compiling the magazine Spectrum. A lively session of Quiz was conducted by Eng. Munnawar Amafh.
A number of dignitaries from Riyadh, Dammam and Yanbu attended the event and first time Jeddah Community Leaders attended the event. Eng. Shuja Sharief who traveled all the way from Dammam said it was a great gathering of technocrats, Eng. Abdul Haseeb Hazari who traveled from Yanbu said it was a great pleasure to meet the team of Jeddah. Prominent Social worker and Member of higher education board Danish Ghafoor said meeting my old friends was like the icing on the cake in this great program. Legendary social workers Siadat Ali Khan and Shameem Kausar said it was worth attending the event as most of the presentations were very useful. A senior member from Jeddah Eng. Ahmed Omais Construction Manager for the Megaproject said every year such programs will keep us updated with the latest information for the engineering industry.
Program concluded by the vote of thanks by Chief Coordinator, Mohammed Shoebuddin, he thanked for the kind gestures of Chief Guest, Guest of Honor, members, distinguished guests and all the sponsors starting with 360 Realtors, TA Infra projects MASA, Saadi group of companies, El Swedy, MIMCO, AlAbeer and Smart Nations. The photo session was smoothly conducted by Eng. Aatif Azam.