Well this is the last mail from me as a President of Be Friends for the year 2010-11. Time does not stand still for any of us, and my term as president of the Be Friends Switzerland draws to a close. It is, however, with great personal pleasure that I report the selection of Mr.Jose Pelliserry as the incoming president of the organization.
As outgoing President, I would like to extend a big thanks to everyone who has helped to make this term so productive and delightful, specially thanks to our Secretary for his hard work and dedication. Also thanks to Treasurer for the good financial control. I would also like to thank to convenors and our all executive committee members and sub-committee members, Women’s Forum, youths and children. I would also like to thank the members for doing such a great job in promoting the club. As president I have received a lot of credit for the success we achieved during the past two years, but that success was a true team effort.
I am very much delighted to see the progress Be Friends had attained during the past years. Braving all odds, Be Friends had grown strength to strength, year after year with the profuse support and co-operation of our members and the Swiss Malayalee community.
The journey will be hard and challenging. There will be obstacle along the way. There will be disagreements. But at the end, we will act and come together to achieve our goals.Now, let me elaborate a little on the happier aspect. All the activities that we organised evoked a very warm response from the members and from public.
In the past two years we have witnessed:
A, Great Public Support and Participation for our all public Events,
B, Beginning of the Be Friends Best Dress Award
C, Success of Musical Extravaganza-Hrudaya Ragam-(Dr.KJ Yesudas & Dr.KS Chitra)
D, Success of the Badminton Tournaments-Introducing T shirt with club logo.
E, Youth Forum Inauguration
F, The highest Members participation for the Onam Events.
G, Colourful Onam Celebration with Celebrities.
H, Colourful Dance choreography with Choreographers for Onam event.
I, More Dance groups participants from Members for Onam event.
J, Continuing the Charity Projects and other charity works.
K, Care Charity project third term fund releasing function at Rajagiri
L, Highest Sponsor ship amount of the club history
M, Highest turnover of the club history –1, 50,000 CHF
N, More close relation ship with other associations.
O, Great media support for our all public events.
P, Timing updating of Association Portal and highest hits from public.
Q, Highest participation from other club members for our events.
As outgoing President, I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for allowing me to serve as your President for the last two year. At this moment I am having ambivalent feeling: feeling of happiness; and feeling of sorrow. Feeling of happiness for what I could do for the cause of the Association and feeling of sorrow for the dreams, which could not be realized, till my president ship.
I would like to thank everyone for the support during my presidency and look forward to serving the organization in another capacity, Once again Thank you for giving me the opportunity to serve as Be Friends President this past two year. It was a great honour, and has been a wonderful years.
I am confident that our incoming President, will guide our club to even higher levels of achievement in the coming years. Congratulations and best wishes to Incoming President Mr.Jose Pelliserry, Secretary Mr.Baby Thadathil and the incoming Board, for other great years! The newly elected board-
Thank you once again for the wonderful support and wish you all Merry Christmas and Prosperous New Year 2012.
Outgoing President, Be Friends Switzerland
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Greetings to all…
After our successful of Onam celebration, Hope you all arelittle bit relax mood.
On behalf of executive committee of Be friends, I wouldlike to thank each and every one of you individually - the families, all theparticipants, the volunteers, sponsors and co-sponsors, who attended our Thiruvonamcelebration. Thanking you for an unrestrained support and participation forthis programme into a resounding success. We had a hugely successful andcolourful event. I am getting lot of appreciations from different peoples thosewho attend Onam event.
This had been made possible only due to the hard work andcommitment of numerous volunteers to whom we are very grateful. Particularlyeach and every one of you who toiled hard to make it a remarkable and aspectacular event. I am sorry, I can't fit in all the names of the individualson this mail, but we know all of you, and we appreciate your efforts. Thanks alot, from the bottom of our hearts for the roles you played, the contributionsyou made, and the skills, patience, and the commitment you brought to thisevent.
A big gathering makes the programme Hall colourful.Onasadhya was very delicious as in the previous years. The stage programme waswell presented. Let me take this opportunity to thanks to the performers of theThiruvonam 2011, and appreciate their talent.
BeFriends had grown from strength to strength, year after year with the profusesupport and co-operation of the Malayalee community in Switzerland. Be Friendsis committed to strive for the best interest of our community.
Onbehalf of Be Friends executive Committee ,I would like to refresh you once moreregarding our upcoming mega event Thiruvonam 2011 will be held on 3rd September2011 at Heslihalle,Kusnacht,Zurich.
Thepreparations are underway and a lot more to do to make the programme a bigsuccess. We need your full support and participation by all means. Pleaseinform your relatives and friends about our Onam celebration also inform aboutthe great Onasadhya and colourful Cultural event. In connection with the Onamcelebrations we are conducting this year also “Best Dress Award”.
As Be Friends members, youhave provided boundless support and great encouragement in the past our allevents. The executive committee this year also expects your full support to ournext mega event 2011. Remember Be Friends lives in our hearts and its soul isshared equally by each one of us.
Letus work together to make the Onam Programme 2011 a grand success.
Today is the Easter. It celebrates the resurrection of God, a miracle that gives us all hope for our life. If Jesus could make this sacrifice for our mistakes, we are all saved! Happy Easter…
God bless you at Easter and keep you all year through. God give you all the faith it takes to make your dreams come true. May His love and wisdom always help to guide you on your way, And His light shine down upon you now to bless your Easter Day.
Easter brings Fun, Easter brings Happiness, Easter brings God Endless Blessings, Easter brings fresh love…May your life goes well, May you be happy and your dreams come true. May your minds be filled with sweet memories and thoughts and your stomach with good food, beer and wine.
I refresh you all once again regarding our Family Tour as planned on 2nd June. For further details and registration please contact programme co-ordinators: Mr.Augustin Maliakal -076 525 95 78, Mr.Jose Pelliserry-076 564 51 12, Mr.Shalim Valiyaveettil- 076 581 70 13
According to our programme calendar of 2011 our next event is Grill party and sports day … Date- May 21st 2011- Please register your presents with co coordinator –Mr.Joshy Vadakkumpadan -0763038519
Once again, on behalf of Be Friends Executive Committee I'd like to wish you all a happy and enjoyable Easter.
President, Be Friends Switzerland.
Greetings to all…
On behalf of executive committee of Be friends, I would like to thank each and every one of you individually - the families, all the participants, the volunteers, sponsors and co-sponsors, who attended our Hrudaya Raagam musical event. Thanking you for an unrestrained support and participation for this programme into a resounding success. We had a hugely successful and colourful event. I am getting a lot of appreciations from different peoples those who attend Hrudaya Raagam event.
This had been made possible only due to the hard work and commitment of numerous volunteers to whom we are very grateful. Particularly each and every one of you who toiled hard to make it a remarkable and a spectacular event. I am sorry, I cannot fit in all the names of the individuals on this mail, but we know all of you, and we appreciate your efforts. Thanks a lot, from the bottom of our hearts for the roles you played, the contributions you made, and the skills, patience, and the commitment you brought to this event.
I would like to extend my sincere gratitude to the programme committee, Buffet team, Ticket counter team, Stage and hall decoration team, stage managers, Hospitality management and VIP ground handling of our legend musicians and their families as well as of our valued sponsors. We truly are blessed that we have such group of volunteers helping out to make this event to a high profile segment and an event icon of Swiss Malayalees.
Let me take this opportunity to express my heartfelt gratitude to Kuoni Destination Management’s Operation Manager Mr.Varghese Edattukaran and Accounts Manager Mr. Sudharshan Manayath for their out standing support to us. On be half of Be friends executive committee, I would like to extend our bouquet of gratitude to them for the immense support provided from the beginning till to the end. Also thanking to Mr.Mathew Kurian for the IT support.
The talented singer and youth icon Mr.Vijay Yesudas inaugurated Be friends youth forum in the presents of our legendry Dr.K J Yesudas and K S Chitra during the opening ceremony of Hrudayaragam. The main motto of our youth forum is to promote the voice of young generation and to create a unique platform strive to deliver right mix of culture and its values, entertainment and awareness. Let me take this opportunity to thanks the youth forum formation committee members and also thanks to our youth forum for the support of Vijay Yesudas's performance.
None of these things would happen without participation from you all and we thank you and hope that we shall receive the same support in future.
Time is changing very rapidly, but our determination will not change. We have a common goal to achieve every year and it is called success. No one can stop us from achieving this goal when you are there with BE FRIENDS.Be Friends had grown from strength to strength, year after year with the profuse support and co-operation of the Malayalee community in Switzerland. Be Friends is committed to strive for the best interest of our community.
We can fulfil our challenging assignment together, and together we make a difference. We believe in “LIFE IS WHAT YOU
MAKE IT !!!The event photos added in our portal. Please visit. http://www.befriends.ch/hrudaya-raagam.html - Photos by-Jeyandan Nadarajah, Mathew Kurian and Biju Parackal.Please visit following link for Malayalam news about Hrudaya Raagam event.
With best personal regards,
For Be Friends Executive Committee,
President, Be Friends Switzerland.
behalf of Executive Committee, I would like to convey my deep
appreciation for the strong and dedicated work done by our
one of the charity programmes of Be Friends is an initiative
from the Women's Forum. They took all the effort to find
out the possible match and get them united with the help of
local parish. In this year the wedding bell rang for
five couples and the list follows:
Neenu and Yesudas
Neenu Babu, Kunjilakkattu, Kothamangalam.
Yesudas Peter, Parakunnathukudy, Kothamangalam
Ency and Martin.
Ency Johnson, Kaitharan,
Sushama and Vinod
house, Thennilappuram, Palakkad.
Padinjarekizhakkuveettil, Sreekrishnapuram, Palakkad.
Reshma and Sujith
Reshma, Marottickal house,
Sheena, Maroky house,
outstanding success of Be Friends project Mangalyam is a
milestone of our charity programme and I would say the entire
credit goes to the team of Women's Forum.
would also like to convey our deep appreciation to all of our
friends and colleagues who have joined this initiative with
unselfish and generous cooperation.
keep going the spirit and enthusiasm.
Be Friends Switzerland
Hope you all are doing well.
On behalf of the Executive Committee of Be Friends, I am so delighted to express my sincere joy and happiness towards the happy end of the Family meet, it’s held on 1, 2 and 3rd Oct.2010 in Appenzell.
Thanks to all the parents and children who attended our Family meets. The Family Meet was a huge success and was very enjoyable weekend. Family meet is one of the healthiest entertaining ways to enjoy our time with family and children.The Family Weekend always the perfect opportunity to reconnect with our family relation ship and family meet is always fun and memorable.
President, Be Friends Switzerland.
On behalf of the Executive Committee of Be Friends, I am so delighted to express my sincere joy and happiness towards the happy end of the Onam celebration 2010.
Let me take this opportunity to express my heartfelt gratitude for your unrestrained support and participation for turning Onam 2010 into a resounding success. We had a hugely successful and colourful Onam celebration this year also. I am getting a lot of appreciations from different peoples those who attend our Onam Celebration.
The credit goes to each and every person who toiled hard to make it a remarkable celebration. I am sorry, I cannot fit in all the names of the individuals on this mail, but we know all of you, and we appreciate your efforts. Thanks a lot, from the bottom of our hearts. Every one contributed towards the success of the event. I salute you all for the immense support you all provided from the beginning till to the end.
A big gathering makes the programme Hall colourful. Onasadhya was very delicious as in the previous years. The stage programme was well presented.We have conducted first time the Best Dress Award. I received lot of positive feedback from the audience regarding the Dress Award.On behalf of the Executive Committee, I congratulate the all winners and thanks to the Judges panel.
I would also like to thank our chief Guest Mr.Max Baumgartner and his wife for their whole time participation with us. And also thanks to Mr.Joby John for his marvellous performance. Our profound gratitude to Mr.Sunil– Corel Group & team and other sponsors for sponsoring our Onam celebration.
Time is changing very rapidly, but our determination will not change. We have a common goal to achieve every year and it is called SUCCESS. No one can stop us from achieving this goal when you are there with BE FRIENDS.
Be Friends’s programmes always stands out from the crowd with its quality, variety and innovativeness. Be Friends had grown strength to strength, year after year with the profuse support and co-operation of the Malayalee community in Switzerland. Be Friends is committed to strive for the best interest of our community.
The Onam celebration Photos added in our portal. Please visit: http://www.befriends.ch/onam2010.html -Photos by-Jeyandan Nadarajah
Look forward to your continued support and encouragement. We can fulfil our challenging assignment together, and we will make a difference.
President, Be Friends Switzerland.
Mothers Day is a special day for honouring Mothers through out the world. The Mother's Day holds great significance for all of us. As usual, the Mothers Day 2010 will be celebrated on May 09th, 2010
Mother. Probably the greatest gift that one can ever receive in a lifetime. It's her tender hand that rocks the cradle, her selfless love that gives strength, her constant care that help one to overcome all the trying times of life.
Mother's Day, the day to honour the paragon of earthly affection is once again at our threshold. Mother's Day is a symbol of the depth of the love of every human being for his/her mother. It is a day set aside only for the mother - one of the most beautiful persons in our lives.
Dear Youth and Kids,
Celebrate Mothers Day with your Dear Mother.Mothers Day is the perfect day to celebrate the joys of having a mother. It is the time to make amends for not being able to spend quality time with her. So turn your wrongs right by making all efforts to give a perfect Mothers Day to your mother. Think about her likes and dislikes about gifts and idea on celebration and act accordingly. Strive to make Mothers Day absolutely hassle free for your mother and take the responsibilities on yourself for a day. Give her a warm hug and a big kiss as you wish her a Happy Mothers Day!
M - Mighty powerful woman.
O - Original in every way.
T - Tenacious and strong.
H - Happy and joyful.
E - Everything to everyone.
R - Rock solid and reliable.
Wish you all a happy Mother’s Day.
President, Be Friends.
is the Easter.It celebrates the resurrection of God, a miracle
that gives us all hope for our life. If Jesus could make this
sacrifice for our mistakes, we are all saved! Happy Easter…
Easter brings Fun, Easter brings Happiness, Easter brings God
Endless Blessings, Easter brings fresh love…May your life
goes well, May you be happy and your dreams come true. May
your minds be filled with sweet memories and thoughts and your
stomach with good food, beer and wine.
Once again, on behalf of Be Friends Executive Committee I'd
like to wish you all a happy and enjoyable Easter.
I am so delighted to express my sincere joy and happiness towards the happy end of the Badminton Tournament 2010. Thank you for your huge contribution to the success of our Badminton Tournament. We have thus far had only positive feedback.
On behalf of Executive Committee and Programme Committee I would like to congratulate all the winners, hearty congratulation to winners from our Association and also thanks to all those who participated in this sports event.
Mr. Monichan Nalloor, Sports Convener, has done a wonderful job with the support of Mr.Shaju Cheeramkuzhy, Mr. Joshy Pannarakunnel, and Mr.Reji Paul, as co-ordinators of this Tournament. The Executive Committee as also showed tremendous enthusiasm and determination for the success of this Sports event.
Thanks to all those who have wearing our T-shirts, that was making our unity and colourful.
I would like to express my sincere gratitude to all members of Be Friends. It is through the support of like you that we are able to continue to strengthen our programs. Also thanks to Medias and our Sponsors, for their support to make this event a big success.
Time is changing very rapidly, but our determination will not change. We have a common goal to achieve every year and it is called sucess. No one can stop us from achieving this goal when you are there with BE FRIENDS.
The tournament Photos and winners list added in our portal. Please visit:
- I thank to Mr.Jogi Moonjeli for the took wonderful pictures from our Tournament day and also appreciate his great sense of taking photos in the very right moment.
Again, thank you all for making this event a reality.
The day March 8 as International Women’s Day is being celebrated since 1913.
This world is a better place because of the presence of Women. Mother,sister,daughter,friend,lover or wife……..no matter what their role is…..they add meaning to our existence…..they bring love to our life…..
Women's Day is to appreciate those who have the biggest but quietest Influence in our lives. It can be mom who balances work and home beautifully or grandma who stuns you with her spirit and courage. It might be your wife,Daughter, sister! These women touch our lives and make it better!
On this time, I have great pleasure in extending my greetings and best wishes to the women of Be Friends for their continued success; also I thanked, on behalf of executive Committee, all Be Friends women for their contribution to the development of our Association.
Happy women’s day to all the ladies of Be Friends. May your special day be filled with joy and happiness.
26th January 1950 is one of the most important days in Indian history as it was on this day the constitution of India came into force and India became a truly sovereign state. In this day India became a totally republican unit. The country finally realized the dream of Mahatma Gandhi and the numerous freedom fighters who, fought for and sacrificed their lives for the Independence of our country.
They dreamt of a free India….
They dared to fight for it…
They had the power…
To achieve there dreams,
They had the courage….to target the impossible.
On the Eve of this Republic Day … We salute the father of Nation Mahatma Gandhi and let us offer a salute …To the pride and valor … of the all brave sons of our Motherland. Let us remember the Golden Heritage of our Country; feel proud to be a part of INDIA. Hope peace prevails in this part of the World today and everyday.
Wish you all a Happy Republic Day of India.
Mera Bharath Mahan
Hopefully you all are celebrated Christmas in joy and peace.
As we approach the end of yet another colourful year and as we enter yet another New Year. New Year is the time to bid farewell to the old year and welcome the coming year. It is the time to forget and get past memories that are no longer useful or worth pondering upon. It is the time for new beginnings and new starts in life. On behalf of Be Friends executive committee, I would like wish you all a Happy New Year.
The new executive board’s first meeting held on 20th December at Zurich and discussed our future programmes and prepared our yearly programme calendar. According to our programme calendar the next Annual General body Meeting is probably the first programme and second programme is Badminton Tournament in year 2010.
On behalf of Executive committee of Be Friends, I would like to extend an invitation to you the first general body meeting will be held on March.6, 2010 at 4.pm.The place inform you later.
We are also arranging a small party with delicious food and lot of other surprises on that day. Please come and join the party. We are Be Friends and will be friends for ever.
Please be so kind and not in mind this two days-March 6th (General Body) and March 27th (Badminton Tournament)
As in the previous years, we are taking new members those who wish to join our Club with their own interest. The last date to propose the names will be 15th Feb. 2010. Please forward the names, address, E-mail address and telephone number of such families within the time frame so that we will be able to introduce them at the our first Annual General Body Meeting.
I request all members with families to attend on that AGM and make it a memorable one. Your esteemed participation with family is solicited.
The new executive committee of Be Friends extend our best wishes and fervent hopes for a truly Happy New Year to all.
Dear Members of Be Friends!
First of all, let me wish you health, happiness, and well-being.
My hearty thanks to all of you in electing me as the new president of the Be Friends Switzerland. I am very fortunate in having good team and we look all around developmental activities of our Association. We will do our best to make sure the Be Friends stride for the best of tomorrow.
Elected members of the new Executive Board:
Prince Kattrukudiyil-General Secretary.
Sebastian Arackal- Treasurer,
Jimmy Korattikattutharayil-Vice President,
Lalnce Maplalakayil- Joint Secretary,
Babu Vethani- Arts Convenor.
Devasia George Nalloor- Sports Convenor.
Baby Thadathil –Ex-officio,Augustin Maliakal-Ex-officio,Shaju Cheeramkuzhy, Prakash Athipozhi, James Koovalloor, Johny Kuruttukulangara, Jose Pelliserry, Joshy Pannarakunnel,Joshy Vadakkumpadan, Shalim Valiyaveettil, Joseph Mlavil, Mathew Manikuttiyil.
As you all have witnessed this past years under Chief Executive Mr.Baby Thadathil’s leadership, the activities were well-executed, the finance was healthy, and the participation was very high. I feel very lucky to have had the chance to work with him the last two years as Arts Convenor. My personal thank to him and to the General Convenor for their guidance and leadership.
On behalf of the members of the new Executive Board 2010-2011, I would like to express my heartfelt thanks to the previous Executive board of Be Friends.
Once again, thank you very much for electing me as your new President. I will try my very best to meet and exceed your expectations.
I along with my team look forward working with you the next two years and welcome your involvement and comments.
Be Friends Switzerland