The concluding program of the year is the AGM cum Christmas celebrations. Address by Mr. Sharfuddin of Karnataka Muslim Association on harmony, inter-house five-minute skit competition, a skit on the birth of Jesus were unique activities. This year, awarding high performers in Board exams was introduced. Also a first timer was donation to institutions in Karnataka, an idea borrowed from our sister Associations. A fourth of the annual budget was donated to worthy institutions in Karnataka, though it was only KD 800! This was possible from the co-operation of members who reduced their stage presentation expenses by innovations and improvisations. Notably, Purushottam Nayak who spent nearly KD 100 from his pocket for his unique shadow play presentation.
The AGM / Christmas event of this year was a very important one as this day marked the release of a Directory of members for the first time. The Directory was sponsored by Oriental Restaurant, prepared in MS Publisher and printed on an inkjet printer; the beautiful cover (sketch of a dhow) was designed by Dr. Pattansetti.