Gulf Madhyamam to soon launch expatriates list for 2010

Gulf-Madhyamam-DailyDubai-based Indian language newspaper Gulf Madhyamam has started a yearlong campaign to find most influential expatriates from the South Indian state of Kerala who came in the Gulf state of UAE and finally settled there to be a part of growth story of the oil rich Emirates.

Most of the Indians found the way to Emirates in early 1950s when large oil reservoirs were found in the UAE that eventually turned the destiny of the country. Most of the migrant population in UAE is from India and South Asian countries. Most of the expatriates achieved success in many fields and are counted in the elite class.

The newspaper has released an initial list of five most senior expatriates using the opinion of its readers. The paper is also taking the help of the Indian Social Club in Khorfakkan for finding the next top five expatriates in 2010. Emiraties who stood by the expatriates during their struggling period, would also be honored, the paper reported.

Hamsa Abbas, Editor-in-Chief of Gulf Madhyamam said, "The initial response to the campaign has been quite astonishing. We are trying to select the 10 most senior Keralite expatriates in the UAE and the list will be announced next year."