The 102nd Annual General Meeting of Zahira College Colombo OBA – a milestone in itself to commemorate over 100 years in service excellence – was held on 19th March 2023, at the iconic Ghaffor Hall. The AGM was presided over by Mr. Alavi Mukthar.
The meeting commenced with the customary recital of Qirath by Mowlavi M.T.A.Ariff and then followed by the sequences of College Anthem, recitation of dua in memory of all the deceased members. This was followed by reading the notice and minutes of the previous meeting as well as the Annual Report of 2022 and the adoption of the Audited Report which was circulated among the members.
The outgoing President, Mr. Alavi Mukthat was appreciative and recognized the hard work and efforts of all executive members for their unwavering commitment and contribution made to the OBA to carry out the activities entrusted to them in order to achieve remarkable success.
The Presiding Officer, Mr.Malik Hannan, expertly conducted the proceedings. It is pertinent to mention that after many eons, this time, all the office bearers of the executive committee were elected unanimously without a contest. This clearly manifests how the general members have reposed their unwavering confidence to the new office bearers for the betterment of the Alma mater.
The newly appointed President Mr. N.M.Shiraz thereupon profusely thanked all the members for electing him as the President of the OBA. He thanked the outgoing President for having done an outstanding job and assured everyone that he would continue the good work in letter and spirit. He further underscored the importance of unity among fellow Zahirians and urged everyone to help fellow Zahirians and collectively work for the betterment of Mother Zahira.
Being the tech-savvy professional marketer that he is, Mr. Shiraz’s digital presentation titled: Success Plan – “Together we can win”, captured the audience’s attention with illustrations, slides, and snazzy visuals. The presentation consisted of an action plan, SWOT analysis, strategic moves, key challenges, and a proposed solution. He underlined the significance of identifying the right people and grooming them to become good leaders of the future.
All in all, AGM was successfully conducted at Zahira, one of the oldest schools in the country with a heritage of over 130 years.
The following Office – bearers were then elected to the OBA Executive council for the year 2023.
3.Jisty Fawmy (Co Opted at the 1st Ex Co Meeting)
Hony. Gen. Secretary
Hony. Asst. Secretary
Hony. Asst. Treasurer
Hony. Internal Auditor
Rishad Raheem (Co Opted at the 1st Ex Co Meeting)
Hony. Sports Secretary
Hony. Social & Welfare Secretary
Hony. Information & Technology Secretary
Fathhi Mohamed (Co Opted at the 1st Ex Co Meeting)
Hony. Coordinator for Affiliated Bodies
Jawfer Us Saadiq
Executive Committee Members
1 A.L. Anver
3 Fariz Nilamdeen
4 Ilham Shiraz
5 M. A. A. Rusney
6 M. Ashroff Rumi
7 M. Azhar Salahudeen
8 M.B. Aufer Johar
9 M.M.M. Nawshad
10 Mohamed Shafraz Salley
Below Members were Co Opted at the 1st Ex Co Meeting
11 M.H.M. Falul
12 M.B.M. Mashood
13 Hilal Sanoon
14 Rizmie Samsudeen
15 M.R.A. Razak
M. Alavi Mukthar