HAPPY BIRTHDAY MR SAYED MIA!

To a man who inspires us all with his love, passion, generosity and constant positivity – HAPPY BIRTHDAY MR SAYED MIA!

I want to say this to you on your special day…

It is an honour and a privilege for me to manage your Public Relations. Not only do I have the honour of working with you, but of learning from you. One of the most crucial lessons I’ve learned from you this past year is that time stops for no one, that life is meant to be lived, that dreams are meant to be chased, and that passion is the key to personal success.

Once in a while, in the blur of life, you meet someone who leaves footprints on your heart and a mark etched on your soul; someone who switches a pencil with a permanent marker. And someone who, no matter what, you can’t seem to wash away. That, Mr Mia, is who you are as a human being – to so many people.

Mr Mia, may you continue to dare to think differently, for its the only way to succeed.

Dare to dream big and fuel your fire to achieve! There’s only one of you, so never change who you are and always be as unique as you are.  Take your own journey, step by step, you’ll continue to excel and go far! I want you to know that you are an exceptional man, and you are unforgettable to everyone who knows and loves you.

There’s a quote from one of my favorite books, “I’ll Give You The Sun,” by Jandy Nelson, that says, “some people are just meant to be in the same story.” And it wasn’t until I look back at almost every single lesson and highlight of my career thus far, that I realized, you were always right there–at every chapter, on every page.

So on this special day, the day we celebrate  you; may you only know these 8 things…

Joy that makes you share; Sadness that makes you care; Hope that makes you dream; Failure that makes you succeed; Success that makes you rejoice; Friends that make you laugh; Passion that makes you live; and Love that makes you love even more.

Thank you for inspiring us all. We wish you another year full of health, happiness, hard work, success, family, and so much love!

If you would like to leave Mr Mia a birthday message, please comment it below and we will put them all together for him ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

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Sayed Mia remembers the late, Shashi Kapoor

Sayed Mia remembers the late, Shashi Kapoor

Mr Sayed Mia’s special memories with the late actor, Shashi Kapoor who recently passed away.

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Shashi Kapoor PB was an Indian film actor and producer. He appeared in a large number of Hindi films as well in several English-language films. He was well loved and admired for his craft, and will be sorely missed by his fans and all who knew and loved him.

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Minara Chamber of Commerce Awards

At this year’s Minara Chamber of Commerce Awards, held in Johannesburg for the very first time, a Lifetime Achievement Award was given to veteran activist and poet, Don Mattera; with an extra award of distinction to the late Ahmed Timol.

Mr Sayed Mia and Akhtar Thokan accepted this very illustrious award on behalf of the Timol family.

A very special accolade indeed!

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SANCA NISHTARA’s Bollywood Fundraising Show!

The SHM Group of Companies and Sayed H Mia brings you a night to remember for an incredible cause. Featuring superstar Indian Artists, this 5 star Bollywood Musical showstopper is not to be missed.

An evening of fantastic Bollywood entertainment awaits you. Be transported through song by the world famous Baba Sohel Orchestra and sensational singers of golden oldies, classics and new songs all the way from India!

Please go out and get your tickets and support this wonderful fundraiser. It’s sole purpose is to support the efforts of SANCA NISHTARA to assist those who cannot afford rehabilitation treatment.

Support SHM / SANCA NISHTARA’s Bollywood Fundraising Show! Powered by Lenasia Times and Lenz FM 93.6.

  • DATE- Sat 28 Oct 2017
  • TIME – 7PM
  • VENUE –  Gandhi Hall, EXT 5, Lenasia
  • TICKETS – R130.

All ticket sales go directly to aid drug and alcohol rehabilitation

NISHTARA AGM TACKLES ISSUES WITH MR SAYED MIA’S HELP

A historical perspective from both sides of the aisle was given at the AGM of SANCA Nishtara held at its premises in Lenasia, mid September. The debate at hand – to legalize cannabis or not.

The debate over legalizing the use of cannabis for medicinal and religious uses has been going on for years. The AGM allowed doctors as well as members of the community to make their voices heard. Dr Ebrahim Bawa, a doctor at Nishtara with many years of experience in substance abuse issues gave an educated and knowledgeable point of view, while Nishtara Director, Shahida Kazie stated that the organization had not yet taken a final position on the debate around the issue yet.

In attendance at the AGM was Serkan Ergul, director for Gift of Hope, a Turkish Humanitarian organization, as well as Mr Sayed Mia – benefactor of Nishtara. Mr Mia remarked after the meeting that he was “impressed with the extent of the work being done there and would be reporting to his Board about the possibility of providing much needed assistance to Nishtara”.

SAYED MIA GIVES KEYNOTE ADDRESS AT TIBA FUNDRAISER

The TIBA Fundraiser was held at the Pentarosa School Hall on Saturday 9 September and turned out to be a huge success. The who’s who of Lenasia and surrounding attended this prestigious event and exceptional fundraising goals were met along with a delicious meal and entertainment.

Guest speaker, businessman and philanthropist, Mr Sayed Mia, was one of the high profile people in attendance and stepped up to the podium to deliver his address, one that was so incredibly well received by everyone. Mr Mia recounted in the most heartfelt way how his “heart was still in Lenasia” although he no longer lived there. That has not stopped him from spending the last several decades dedicated to supporting education, sport, religious and community organizations. He went on to say that he had “enough experience in Lenasia to know what Lenasia was like”, when he arrived in the early 1970’s when he made his mark as a very popular, yet humble school teacher. It overjoys him to see how it has developed over the years.

On Mr Mia’s years as a teacher, he was fervent when saying to the crowd that “The same skills and empathy developed as a teacher for ten years were the same skills that I needed to understand and build in the business and social community at large”.  Speaking about the association and emotional connection he has with the poorer area of Thomsville, an area where he successfully initiated with others for extra tuition for children from very poor families and backgrounds, living in desperate conditions – some without electricity – is still very close to his heart.

 

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Having gone on to become a giant and mogul in the insurance and property area nationally, Mr Mia also acknowledged the contributions of many others, private citizens as well as organizations in diverse fields such as education, housing, social welfare, sport and health. He went on to state that this “has all led to the community being the thriving one that it is today”.

TIBA, whose basic mission is the prevention, intervention, rehabilitation and self-empowerment of the blind and visually impaired persons, has been doing sterling work and has expanded its services considerably in recent years.

Although based in Lenasia, Johannesburg, TIBA’s work extends beyond Lenasia and includes the surrounding informal settlements and regions of Greater Metropolitan Johannesburg. Having outgrown its premises TIBA had to develop new premises in Lenasia in order to cater for the growing demand for its services.

 

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Photo Credits – LenzInfo.org.za

 

TIBA

Cnr Nirvana Drive & Sastri Close,

Lenasia Ext 13, 1827

+27118546560

TIBA Fundraiser

The TIBA Fundraiser was held at the Pentarosa School Hall on Saturday 9 September and turned out to be a huge success. The who’s who of Lenasia and surrounding attended this prestigious event and exceptional fundraising goals were met along with a delicious meal and entertainment.

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Mr Sayed Mia was an invited guest and stepped up to the podium to deliver a speech that was so incredibly well received by everyone. 

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TIBA, whose basic mission is the prevention, intervention, rehabilitation and self-empowerment of the blind and visually impaired persons, has been doing sterling work and has expanded its services considerably in recent years.

TIBA Fundraiser 4

Although based in Lenasia, Johannesburg, TIBA’s work extends beyond Lenasia and includes the surrounding informal settlements and regions of Greater Metropolitan Johannesburg. Having outgrown its premises TIBA had to develop new premises in Lenasia in order to cater for the growing demand for its services.

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Photo Credits – LenzInfo 

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TIBA

Cnr Nirvana Drive & Sastri Close,

Lenasia Ext 13, 1827

+27118546560

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Congress of Business Economics women’s month

Congress of Business Economics Women’s Month Event

Mr Mia attended the Congress of Business Economics women’s month event on Saturday. This was their 4th Annual Women’s Month High Tea. 

All in attendance were inspired, enriched and ignited with passion. MC’d by ex Eastern Mosaic presenter, turned producer, Candice Moodley. Speakers included CEO of the Camelot Group, Debbie Merdjan.

Awards were presented to inspirational women who have achieved outstanding results in their respective fields. The main achiever and speaker on the day, was Catherine Constantinides. She is an Entrepreneur, Environmentalist, Activist and Head of the Miss Earth South Africa pageant. 

Google Science Fair Award winner & Time Magazine’s 2017 Influential Teen Finalist, Kiara Nirghin

The event was held at La Vie en Rose at the Killarney Country Club and everyone was treated to a wonderfully inspiring day with goodie bags and lucky draws!

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Sanca Nishtara Alcohol and Drug Rehabilitation

Mr Sayed Mia was a distinguished speaker, donor and attendee at a fundraising event for Sanca Nishtara Alcohol and Drug Rehabilitation. This is an organization very close to Mr Mia’s heart as he helped build it and continues to be very involved in its continued successes. Mr Mia was presented with an appreciation award on the night honouring him for his continued support.

IMG_3107A little more on SANCA NISHTARA. They are a both an NGO, and non-profit organization, and form part of a national umbrella organisation consisting of 31 Alcohol and Drug Help Centres with service points and satellite offices in all 9 provinces of South Africa. They promote the prevention and treatment of alcohol and drug dependence in South Africa. They help to treat children, youth and adults and provide support groups, training and education programmes.

Their national helpline is 0861 472 622 or 0861 4SANCA. Their particular branch is open 24 hours daily and provides care and support for both inpatients and outpatients. They have a social worker who provides counselling and their services are rendered to people of all ages.

Another incredible program that they run is life skills training, HIV awareness, substance abuse awareness and prevention. HIV awareness and prevention programmes for children are run in schools, with their focus being on school initiatives and enlightening children on the dangers of substance abuse.

IMG_3108An incredible place doing remarkable things to help change the lives of so many people!

 

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Human Rights Day

We hope that you all had a wonderful Human Rights Day. This is not just a public holiday, but a day to remember how far our country has come and how much work there still is to be done.

Mr Sayed Mia is a trustee of the Ahmed Kathrada Foundation and we are sending all of our love and though to Mr Kathrada for a speedy recovery.

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Mr Kathrada is known for uttering this now famous quote, “Hatred, revenge, bitterness – these are negative emotions. The person harbouring those emotions suffers more”.

Please enjoy this very special video that epitomizes a man who embodies human rights in its purest form – Mr Ahmed Kathrada.

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