With a twin-objective to enhance interaction among community members and to promote the cultural heritage of Navayaths via the Net a group of Navayath intelligentsia launched bhatkallys.com, a site which you have have just logged onto. Culture represents the quintessence of all that is best and invaluable in the life of a person. Besides focusing on our culture and keeping the Bhatkali diaspora well informed about the news of Bhatkal, the site aims to provide career guidance to our people and help them in getting employment.
The site, created by Mohammed Mohsin Shabandri with the help of a dedicated team and developed by Peer Mohammed, was launched in January 2003. The site encompasses a slew of interesting and informative features including community news, general articles, chat room, discussion forum, photo gallery, etc.
In February 2004, the Naqshe-Navayath was made available on bhatkallys.com with the consent of the publishers.
Abdul Mateen Muniri’s Bazgasht ( www.urduaudio.com) is an interesting audio section which contains a wide collection of poetry and speeches of local poets and scholars and of India's prominent scholars and poets for the last fifty years.
A Board to oversee the functioning of bhatkallys.com has been constituted. This was decided at a meeting held at Mohsin Shabandri’s residence in Dubai. The members with designations are as follows:
|Shabandri Mohammed Mohsin||Chief Executive Officer www.bhatkallys.com|
|Aftab Husain Kola||Editor, www.bhatkaltoday.com|
|Abdul Mateen Muniri
|S. M. Syed Raees Khalil
||Director, Public Relations www.bhatkallys.com|
||Director (Technical) www.bhatkallys.com|
|Mohammed Muaz Shabandri
The Board will have S. M. Syed Khalil as its advisor.