UAE, 20 February, 2021: The AKCAF Wellness Program was launched on February 19, 2021 in association with Aster DM Healthcare’s Aster Volunteers program. The virtual event conducted by video conferencing was attended over 500 patrons and was inaugurated by the Hon Minister of Health for the State of Kerala, Smt K. k.Shailaja. The wellness program was a memorial tribute to Ahmed Ashraf, a senior and active member of AKCAF who passed away recently. The various programs implemented for the health and wellness of AKCAF members and their families were explained at the meeting. AKCAF is the parent organization of 200+ Kerala colleges alumni living in the UAE.
Dr. Azad Moopen, Founder Chairman and Managing Director of Aster DM Healthcare, Mr Shahul Hameed, AKCAF Chairman and on behalf of Mr Ashraf Thamarassery, Brand Ambassador AKCAF Wellness Program & Social welfare volunteer and AKCAF Vice president Adv. Hashiq also spoken on the occasion. Mr Mithun Ramesh, AKCAF Events Ambassador, famous anchor and Film Star, specially appreciated AKCAF’s humanitarian activities. He initiated a fitness challenge with AKCAF General Secretary Mr VS Biju Kumar. Mr. Charles Paul, hon President of AKCAF said, "This is the first health care campaign for the AKCAF family and it is a pious act”. On behalf of media, Raju Mathew, MCA Nazar and Jaleel Pattambi were attended the program. Sharjah Indian Association president EP Johnson reiterated past humanitarian programs of AKCAF and promised all the supports for the event. General Secretary of AKCAF women's wing Vidya Puthusseri detailed the Covid vaccine distribution volunteering joined with DHA. AKCAF Aster CSR Head Jaleel, Aster DGM Siraj were attended the program.
AKCAF chief coordinator Anoop Anil Devan explained the reasons and how we reached a wellness program for the community. Ladies wing chairman Rani Sudheer and President Annu Pramod narrated the benefits provided by Aster for the community during the campaign. General Secretary V.S Biju Kumar extend a cheerful welcome speech,AKCAF vice chairman Adv. Bekkar ali, Treasurer Riva Philipose, Joint Treasurer Juddin Fernandes also conveyed there felicitation messages on the event, Joint Secretary Manoj KV extends vote of thanks.
Talking about the program, Dr. Azad Moopen, Founder Chairman & Managing Director, Aster DM Healthcare added, “The All Kerala Colleges Alumni Forum is one of the largest and strongest network alumni of Kerala colleges in UAE with over 65000 members. Aster is privileged to associate with AKCAF on the new Wellness Program being launched to fulfill the shared vision to proactively promote prevention, good-health and wellness among members of the community.”