Dubai: Sunil Dsouza elected President of Emirates Pangalites

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By Sweeny Dsouza, Pangala
Bellevision Media Network

Dubai, 11 Apr 2016: Sunil Dsouza was unanimously elected as the President of Emirates Pangalites, Dubai for the year 2016-2018 during the 12th Annual General Body meeting held at Sivestar Bhavan Restaurant Party Hall, Karama, Dubai.


The meeting started with a prayer by Joel Quadras followed by welcome address by President, Noel Dsouza.


Secretary, Andrea Mendonca presented the annual reports for the year 2014-2016 with full details of the activities conducted during these two years. Treasurer, Vinay Vaz presented the finance report for the year and said, "We have continued to support the social cause as done during the past 12 years by providing books, uniforms and school fees for the poor children. We have also contributed towards mid-day meals for poor children in Shankerpura besides providing medical assistance for the needy people".


The election for the new committee was conducted by Michael Castelino, Founder, President and Advisor of Emirates Pangalites. He informed that the Association which was started in January 2003 with an objective of bringing all Pangalites in the UAE together under one roof and support the needy and poor with financial and medical help has been successful in reaching its objective with the help of sponsors, donors and well-wishers. He also called on the newly elected office-bearers to carry on the good work of Emirates Pangalites. He further stressed on bringing more Pangalites to the organization.


Sunil Dsouza


Ashwin Dsouza


Sohan Castelino




The following committee members were elected unanimously for the term 2016-2018:

President: Sunil Dsouza
Vice President: Andrea Mendonca
Secretary: Sohan Castelino
Treasurer: Ashwin Dsouza
Joint Secretary: Naina Dsouza
Cultural Committee: Venil Vaz, Veena Alva, Praveen Rodrigues, Roshni Quadras and Joel Alva
Media Representatives: Sweeny Dsouza and Vinitha Dsouza

Committee members: Noel Dsouza, Joel Quadras, Clevin Dsouza, Jovin Dsouza, Vinay Vaz, Veera Dsouza, Alwyn and Harry Menezes
Michael Castelino and Paul Quadras


The newly elected office-bearers took over their responsibilities from the former office-bearers.


The outgoing President, Noel Dsouza thanked the committee members for their exemplary performance and support during the two-year term and wished the new office-bearers all success.


Newly elected President, Sunil Dsouza thanked everyone and asked the members to extend their support and co-operation during his term. He also mentioned that the young Pangalites need to play an important role in getting more and more new members and thus making the association stronger.


The new committee proposed the following events:

• Continuation of charity projects - Mid-day meals, school fees, books and uniforms for the needy in native place
• Drawing competition in May
• Blood donation camp in April / May
• Monthi Feast celebration in September
• Domestic workers day out in November
• Sports event in November
• Christmas celebration in December
• Annual day celebration in January 2017


Apart from the events mentioned above, couple of other charity events and activities are planned for the next two years as the core objective of the association is to help the needy.


The meeting concluded with vote of thanks from Secretary, Sohan Castelino.



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Loelo Boliye, Moodubelle Thu, April-14-2016, 2:54
Congrats Sunil and Team. All the best for the proposed events. Under your leadership Emirates Pangalites may achieve new heights.
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