The Inter-Religious Organisation (IRO) held the Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Sunday, 1 July 2012, 1:30pm, at the IRO Office at Palmer House.
Mr Ashvin Desai welcomed members to the IRO AGM 2012, and led members in a silent prayer for world peace and harmony in Singapore. Master Chung Kwang Tong (Wei Yi) recited the Declaration for Religious Harmony.
Mr Desai, the IRO President (2011/2012), addressed the members before the Hon. Secretary (2011/2012) presented the report for the year 2011/2012.
Election of IRO Council (2012/2013)
The IRO Council comprises of 31 members – three (3) Hindus, two (2) Jews, two (2) Zoroastrians, five (5) Buddhists, Four (4) Taoists, two (2) Jains, four (4) Christians, five (5) Muslims, two (2) Sikhs, and two (2) Baha’is.
The following religious representatives were elected to serve for one (1) year in the IRO Council.
03 Hindu04 Zoroastrian05 Zoroastrian06 Jewish07 Jewish08 Buddhist09 Buddhist10 Buddhist11 Buddhist12 Buddhist13 Taoist14 Taoist15 Taoist16 Taoist17 Jain18 Jain19 Christian20 Christian21 Christian22 Christian23 Muslim24 Muslim25 Muslim26 Muslim27 Muslim28 Sikh29 Sikh30 Baha’i31 Baha’i
|01 Hindu||Mr. Shriniwas Rai, JP|
|02 Hindu||Swami Muktirupanda|
|03 Hindu||Mr. Sneh Kant Gupta|
|04 Zoroastrian||Mr. Neville Godres Dotivala|
|05 Zoroastrian||Mr. Rustom M. Ghadiali|
|06 Jewish||Mr. Victor Sassoon|
|07 Jewish||Rabbi Mardoche Abergel|
|08 Buddhist||Venerable Sik Kwang Sheng|
|09 Buddhist||Venerable Seck Kwang Phing|
|10 Buddhist||Mr. Lee Bock Guan, BBM|
|11 Buddhist||Mr. Poo Ah Sim|
|12 Buddhist||Mr. Pua Luck Kheng|
|13 Taoist||Mr. Tan Thiam Lye, BBM|
|14 Taoist||Mr. Terence Lee, PBM|
|15 Taoist||Mr. Ling Kin Huat|
|16 Taoist||Master Chung Kwang Tong (Wei Yi)|
|17 Jain||Mr. Ashvin Desai|
|18 Jain||Mr. Girish V. Kothari|
|19 Christian||Sr. Maria Lau Wai Leng|
|20 Christian||Sr. Theresa Seow Lee Huang|
|21 Christian||Mr. Patrick Prakash|
|22 Christian||Miss Janet Lim|
|23 Muslim||Shaikh Syed Isa Semait|
|24 Muslim||Syed Hassan Al Attas|
|25 Muslim||Haji Abdul Karim Maidin|
|26 Muslim||Mr. Noor Mohamed Marican|
|27 Muslim||Assoc. Prof. Syed Farid Alatas|
|28 Sikh||Mr. Harbans Singh P.S.|
|29 Sikh||Mr. Gurmit Singh|
|30 Baha’i||Mr. Kuek Yi Hsing|
|31 Baha’i||Mr. Yeo Yew Hock|
Election of IRO President (2012/2013)
The IRO Council members elected Sr. Maria Lau Wai Leng (Christian) to be the IRO President.
The Vice Presidents for IRO (2012/2013) are Shaikh Syed Isa Semait (Muslim) and Mr. Ashvin Desai (Jain).
From Left: IRO Vice-President Mr Ashvin Desai, IRO President Sr Maria Lau, IRO Vice-President Shaikh Syed Isa Semait