Muscat: The Times of Oman Reader's Club was officially launched at Qurum Amphitheatre yesterday. The members of the management committee, led by Vinod Panicker, took an oath of office. The executive committee has been formed to carry the forum forward along with promoting charitable and cultural activities.
The club also intends to encourage learning and education through scholarship offers, conduct various events suitable for all age group, organise sports; etc. Opinion and views of the readers have always been an integral part of Times of Oman and the opening of the Reader's Club is an effort to achieve a new-age connect with the readers.
The club that functions mainly through Facebook page intends to take the relationship with the readers to the next level by encouraging the readers to play the role of citizen journalists. The 12 member management committee members are Vinod Panicker, Chief Patron; Rajive Ahuja, President; Mohammed Osama Rawat, General Secretary; Sanaullah Rasel, treasurer; Padmini Atal, Charity Secretary; Muhammad Zakariya Babur, Sports/Cultural Secretary; P.M. Jabir; Rejimon K.; Clarence N. Carlos; Somabandhu Kodikara; Bridget Era Ganguly and Michele Ni Thoghdha.