KCWA Christmas Party.
Pics by: Alban D’Souza, Joyston D’Souza & Peter Rodrigues.
Kuwait Canara Welfare Association celebrated Christmas under the able leadership of Anil Fernandes on Friday 6 December 2013 at ICSK Auditorium, Khaitan, Kuwait. Fr Joseph Dolphy Pais, Provincial Minister – Capuchin Provincialate, Karnataka was the chief guest.
The programme commenced with Christmas star competition which exhibited talents of members who showed their creativity followed by live singing by Kuwait’s popular singers Lancy Rodrigues, Joyline Gonsalves and Orson D’Souza. Music was given by Kiran Gonsalves. President Anil Fernandes welcomed the gathering. Sponsors of the event and Scholarship Sponsors were felicitated by Fr Joseph Dolphy Pais and Fr Noel D’Almeida.
The merit scholarships and prizes were distributed to the children who won in the CBSE inter-school competitions, inter-college competitions or represented the school outside the state/country in the academic year 2012-13. Fr Joseph Dolphy Pais delivered the Christmas message to the gathering.
Lots of spot prizes were awarded in between the dance session. Christmas tableau directed by Lancy Rodrigues and played by Fr Noel D’ Almeida, Anil Fernandes, Anil Menezes and Lydia Misquith along with a message was one of the events of the day. The music for the tableau was given by Kiran Gonsalves. The Abbasiya Group sang the Christmas carols. Children were excited, as they were loaded with lots of chocolates and gifts, once Santa made his entry.
Prizes were distributed to the Christmas Star competition winners. Special member’s draws were held for the active members present on the venue, and also for the renewal of the memberships for 2014 and life members. Hamper draw was held with fabulous prizes during the event. Alger Mathias and Rudy D’ Souza shared the 1st place for highest hamper sales. ‘A painting of Trevor’ was auctioned among audience. Auction of Silver Christmas tree was done as a part of fund raising for the education of poor children in India.
A sentimental dance on unwanted girl child birth was presented by Talent competition group dance category winner ‘DESI STRIKERS’ which was appreciated by everyone. Rajesh Aranha delivered the vote of thanks and Fr Joseph Dolphy Pais offered the grace before meal. The programme was well compered by Deepak Andrade, Reema D’Souza and Manohar Prabhu. The programme was coordinated by Steevan Misquith and all the committee members supported actively for the great success.