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Shabnam Shafeek, Family & Friends Raise Funds to Help Kerala

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Paul Sabapathy with Dr Salim Shafeek, Dr Riaz Abdulla, VD Satheesan MLA and Ameer Babu

A fund raising event organised at the Conference Suite in West Bromwich received applauds from prominent people for their Good Samaritan effort to help flood victims in south Indian state of Kerala….reports Asian Lite News

Paul Sabapathy CVO CBE, former Lord-Lieutenant for the West Midlands with Dr Salim Shafeek, Dr Riaz Abdulla, VD Satheesan MLA and Ameer Ahmed

“Excellent event,” Paul Sabapathy CVO CBE, former Lord-Lieutenant for the West Midlands, wrote in a Facebook Post. “Congratulations to Shabnam for organising the event to raise for Kerala Flood victims in particular helping the needy. Thank you for Upashak ji for organising the wonderful Venue. To Jaya and Raaj for fronting the event and all those who helped and attended. I am pleased the Heads and Tails raised over £1000. God Bless the people of Kerala.”

The event was organised by Birmingham-based business woman Ms Shabnam Shafeek with the support of her family and friends. Chennai-born Sabapathy, former representative of the Queen in the West Midlands, was in the forefront to support the event along with Indian Consul at Birmingham Ms Happy Guptan, Upashak, Sri Nirankari Trust, Piali Ray of Sampath, Chithralekha Bolar of Dance Company and NHS consultant Dr Salim Shafeeq.

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Dr Salim Shafeek and Shabnam Shafeek

Ms Shabnam, Noorul Islam Deemed University and a director of NIMS Group, thanked everybody who contributed for the success of the event.  Vice Lord-Lieutenant for the West Midlands Dr Beverly Lindsay OBE OD, Telford Mayor Raj Mehta, Deputy Lord Lieutenant Sathya Sharma, former Croydon Mayor Manju Shahul Hameed were also attended the event.

VD Satheesan, Member of Kerala Legislative Assembly representing North Paravur constituency along with Mr Ameer Ahmed of Manappat Foundation and Mr Tum Kazunga of Habitat for Humanity India explained the rehabilitation projects in the constituency. The funds will be utilised for supporting flood-hit SMEs to back on track. MG Rajamanikyam IAS also addressed the event.

Masters of Ceremonies were Raaj and Jaya. Dr Fahad Mohamed, Law student at LSE Samyukta, Anam Basheer, a class 7 student at Sutton Coldfield Grammar School for Girls, Rine, Rhea and Enoch from KEHS & KES added the entertainment bit. The raffle section was handled by Mrs June King and Mrs Helen Higginson. BBC Master Chef winner Dr Saliha Mahmood Ahmed shared some of her culinary tips with the audience.  Overall an event to remember for supporting the flood victims of Kerala, the God’s Own Country.