OBA organized a special event called “Night for Zahirians in Overseas” and conducted on July 25, 2015 in Mawanella. It was a night hosted by OBA Parent Body, dedicated for Zahirians employed in overseas or living in overseas and who are in the country as part of their annual vacation or Idul Fithr festival. The event was attended by about 40 Old Zahirians. The other feature was that the Night was graced by the Presidents and/or Vice Presidents and General Secretaries of all 04 Branches of OBA, namely Colombo, Qatar, UAE and Jeddah. The event started at around 8.30 p.m. with the College Hymen and concluded around 10.30 p.m.
In his address, General Secretary of OBA Parent Body, Bro. Hilmy Ishak highlighted the objective of this night and presented the intensions and plans of mobilizing Old Zahirians scattered right around to a formal OBA framework. Also, he briefly presented the Three Year Plan on which OBA will work for the next 03 years, developed by the OBA Committee.
Bro. Azmi Mohamed, Vice President, Colombo Branch, Bro. Mohamed Lafir, President, Qatar Branch, Bro. M. R. M. Rizvi, President, UAE Branch and Bro. M. S. M. Imthiyaz, President, Riyadh Branch introduced their respective branches in terms of their initiation, formation, progress, activities, proposed programmes / events and the challenges ahead of them. Many interesting and important suggestions were put forward by Old Zahirians and all of them were acknowledged by OBA as important aspects to be taken up for discussion in immediate future.