Kuwait Canara Welfare Association (KCWA), for the first time organized an Indoor “Play on Sports” event with Badminton Doubles championship for men & women at the ICSK Junior School Salmiya on Friday, 11th May 2018. The event was organized exclusively for KCWA members and their family.
The event began with introduction by compere by Anil Fernandes. Harry Fernandes recited opening prayer. President Hilary Stevan Rego welcomed the participants as well as guests and visiting priest Fr. Rony Lewis addressed the gathering.
The indoor “Play On Sports” Event was a cluster of 12 Board & Court games: Board Games were (UNO, Chess, Carom without queen, Jenga & Quick Ludo) while Court Games were (Langadi, Skill Hockey, Blind Throwball, Double Football, Bucket Basketball, Box Cricket and Rally Table Tennis). The participants were divided into 4 color teams Red, Blue, Green and Yellow comprising of 25 participants each.
Finally, the winner for the Indoor Games scoring 145 points was bagged by the Green team while the Runners Up for the day was Blue team scoring 105 points. Simultaneously, the badminton championship comprised of 23 teams 20 for Mens Doubles and 3 Teams for Womens Doubles. Winners for Mens Doubles were Rony D’Souza & Ancil D’Souza & Runners up Vivian Fernandes & Joyal D’Souza. Winners for womens doubles was bagged by Queenie Pereira & Leena Fernandes & Runners Up were Alvita D’Souza & Venora D’Souza.
The food Counter was added with a new twist of items for the first time by KCWA MCs in coordination with Abassiya Konkani Community with special items like Falooda, Snacks, Chips , Juices & Tea was catered by Lavina Furtado, Ozzie Furtado, Ronald Lobo, Precilla Rodrigues, Priya Dsouza, Mable Andrade, Valerian Santhumayor, Jinella Santhumayor, Norbert Dsouza, Harry Fernandes, Sharel Fernandes.
DJ Ralph Serrao entertained the crowd with his scintillating music while song dedications were handled by Sunitha D’Silva. Stunning Photography by Joel Crasta, Lenon Peris, Mast.Melroy Lobo, Alger Mathias, Alban Dsouza and Alwyn Noronha. Badminton Championship was refereed by Carmel School P.T. Master Suresh & KCWA PRO Naveen Mascarenhas. Closing Ceremony was compered by Walter Santhumayor & sports secretary Hywel Pinto proposed vote of thanks.
Gilbert Mathias, Ex-Committee member and an ardent supporter of KCWA for the past several years; who is leaving Kuwiat for good was felicitated with a flower bouquet. Anil Fernades spoke few words appreciating Gilbert for his service to KCWA. Spiritual director Fr. Noel D’Almeida blessed the gathering with the concluding prayer.
The event was ably compered by Anil Fernandes, Hywel Pinto & Walter Santhumayor. KCWA thanks all those who sponsored and supported the event to make it a grand success. The whole event was well coordinated by Hywel Pinto, Sunitha D’Silva, Arun Dsouza and Allan D’Souza with the support of Managing Committee Members.