January 2021

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President's Desk


Sabeena Nazar

First of all, let me thank you for giving me the opportunity to serve you as the President of Kairali of Baltimore for the year 2021. I also take this opportunity to thank all our past Presidents and their team for their effort and hard work to uplift Kairali’s vision and mission all these years. It is just about a year since the Covid-19 pandemic has impacted almost every person on the planet. Many of our Kairali members are actively involved in caring for patients with Covid-19. I extend my sincere gratitude on behalf of Kairali of Baltimore to all the Kairali members who are working on the frontline to help those affected by this pandemic. Our hearts go out to the family and friends of Dr. Sheeba Paranilam, an active member of Kairali of Baltimore, who passed away in December 2020.

The Kairali 2021 has 85 committee members and it is very exciting to have the key positions of President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer are held by women and that does make history for Kairali of Baltimore. Several of our committee members are young adults who are ready to volunteer passionately and take lead on several activities. Plans are well underway for Kairali of Baltimore’s 2021 activities. A few of our subcommittees have already planned their activities for the next 3-4 months and a few even started some activities.

As we work through this difficult time, we must not lose sight of Kairali of Baltimore’s commitment to the community and help with charity works. Our team is determined to resume all our in-person activities and major events as we get better with the Covid-19 situation.  I really encourage everyone to be vaccinated as soon as the vaccine is available so that we can do our part to help end this pandemic. I request everyone’s support and contribution to all our current online activities and future major events.  Stay safe! Wishing everyone a healthy and prosperous year ahead!

President - Sabeena Nazar | Vice President - Dr. Alphonsa Rahman | Secretary - Sheeba Alousyes | Treasurer - Jilu Lenji | Chief Editor - Tison Thomas

Joint Secretary - Jubin Kottaramkunnel | Joint Treasurer - Dr. Joseph Zacheria | Ex-Officio - Mathew Varghese | Elect - Jijo Allapat

Upcoming Events

Covid Vaccine Awareness

February 13, 2021

Eid Celebration

May 15, 2021


August 28, 2021

Blood Donation Drive

March 27, 2021


June 19, 2021

Christmas & New Year 2022

January 8, 2022

General Body Meeting

On January 9, 2021, Kairali of Baltimore held its Annual General Body Meeting via Zoom. The General Body selected Mrs. Sabeena Nazar as its president. The other officeholders include Mr. Jijo Allapat (President-Elect), Dr. Alphonsa Rahman (Vice President), Mrs. Sheeba Alousyes (Secretary), Mr. Jubin Kottaramkunnel (Joint Secretary), Mrs. Jilu Lenji (Treasurer), Dr. Joseph Zacharia (Joint Treasurer).  A committee of 85 members also takes an oath to support Kairali of Baltimore for the year 2021. President Sabeena Nazar thanked 2020 President Mr. Biju Mathew and his team for the variety of activities even during the COVID -19 pandemic.

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Remembering Dr. Sheeba Paranilam

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During the General Body meeting, Kairali of Baltimore remembered Dr. Sheeba Paranilam who passed away at the age of 49. Dr. Sheeba Paranilam was an active member of Kairali and was the wife of the former president, Mr. Jose Paranilam. Fond memories and kind words were shared during the remembrance.

Keeping Kairali Moments Alive...

Kairali is 37 years old!!!! Kairali likes to keep our memories alive. Do you have pictures from any previous events? We want to post this on our website for memory and keepsake. Some of them will be posted on Facebook or Instagram (just for fun!).

Please send these to info@kairaliofBaltimore.com

Be a Part of Kairali Activities...

If you are interested in joining the following events coordinated by the Women’s Forum & Youth Committee, please contact Mrs. Surya Chacko, Mr. Samir Nazar, Ms. Agnes Kooday & or Ms. Amanda Abraham. Please contact through email - info@kairaliofBaltimore.com

  • Wellness Walks, Charity Walk

  • Bollywood Cardio

  • Volunteering, Book Club

  • COVID -19 Vaccination Awareness & Education

  • Road/River Clean-ups

  • Knitting & Jewelry making classes/events

  • Winter Coat Drive

  • Frozen Casserole, Food Drive

Handover Meeting


The first executive committee meeting of Kairali’s 2021 was held virtually on Saturday, January 23, 2021. This was a joint meeting with the Kairali 2020 committee. Outgoing President Mr.  Mathew Varghese, Secretary Mrs. Sabeena Nazar, and Treasurer Dr. Joseph Zacharia handed over responsibilities to the incoming President, Mrs. Sabeena Nazar, Secretary Mrs. Sheeba Alousyes, and Treasurer Mrs. Jilu Lenji. The new committee discussed various activities for 2021 and requested cooperation from everyone.


Do You Know....?

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This year Kairali’s top executive positions are all held by women. President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer posts are all women – elected by the General Body. Kairali has a record number of women and youth in different committees this year!!!! Congratulations and kudos to the new team!!!



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