Kuwait Canara Welfare Association (KCWA) – a leading association in Kuwait, has not disappointed its benefactors, donors, well-wishers and members even during this pandemic time rather celebrated its First Virtual Event “Nathalancho Sambhram 2020” which was premiered on KCWA YouTube Channel on Friday, 1st January 2021 @ 7.30 pm Kuwait time.
Christmas is a season of peace, love and happiness which baby Jesus brought to this world and our President Maria Rinna D’Souza initiated with her wonderful enriching message. She also thanked all the Donors, well-wishers and members for their extended support that enabled KCWA to present its virtual event to the best of their ability.
KCWA Spiritual Director Rev. Fr. Noel D Almeida delivered his meaningful Christmas message to the viewers.
The event comprised of the following :
1. Carol Singing from Ahmadi Parish- Sung by Rony D Cunha, Jasmine Patrao, Jeswin D Cunha, Ida Machado, Winola Cutinho, Glinda D Souza, Ashtrin Amola Pinto, Alex D Cunha & Jason Misquith at Keyboard.
2.Carol Singing from Abbasiya Parish-Sung by Rachel Lobo, Cynthia Lobo, Ronald Lobo, Rebecca Lobo, Clara Fernandes, Anil Tauro, Santhosh Barboza & Hristun Fernandes at Keyboard.
3.Carol Singing from the Youth of Abbasiya Parish – Sung by Rachel Lobo, Trisha Miranda, Riona Furtado, Nigel Rosario and Nathan Rosario, Mrinal Rebello at Keyboard & Hristun Fernandes at Guitar
4.Carol singing from the Managing Committee Members of KCWA- Sung by Ida D Silva, Sunitha D Silva, Jinella Rodrigues, Jeneviv D Souza, Ruth Clara Veigas, Rachel Lobo, Arun Dsouza, Deepak Andrade with Suneeth Noronha at Keyboard and Joy Fernandes at Guitar.
5.”Christmas in the Sand” was sung by Olivia Lobo along with Shane Lobo at Guitar, Anwyl D Souza at Keyboard & David Manuel at Drums.
6.Dance performances were given by Fiona Vaz, Alicia Lobo, Roselynn Joice & Royce Paul.
This was Sponsored by Mr. Norman D Silva, Anna Grace Noronha, Ranon & Anaira D Souza, Sanchia & Slaina Noronha, Mr. Manoj Stephen Rego & Fly, Roystun Jeneviv D Souza.
7.Konkani Comedy skit “Quarantine Love” was performed by “Team Pinnacle” written, Directed & acted by Lionel Mascarenhas along with Lucy Lobo Aranha, Rajesh Fernandes and Purandar Manchi at Music, which was sponsored by Wilson D Souza.
8.Tableau “Moryi Sargar Naa” was Written & Directed by Rudalph Michael DSouza which was presented by Shanthi DSouza and Joshuwa Cardoza.
The Merit Scholarships for the members’ children who excelled in the academic year 2019 – 2020 were announced by Jeneviv D Souza & Alwyn Noronha and thanked the sponsors Mrs. Mable Alphonso & Fly, Mr. Lawrence D Souza & Fly, Mr. Nitin Castelino & Fly, Mrs. Nora D Sa & Fly and Extra Curricular Awards announced which was sponsored by Mr. Harold D Souza & Fly.
The joy of Christmas for Kids was getting Goodies from the Santa Claus which was well organized and coordinated by Ruth Clara Veigas and supported by Royce Fernandes. Sponsors like On-cost Supermarkets- Kuwait, Al Zahem & Malhotra General Trading Co- (Mr. Clifford D Souza), Mrs. Ruth Clara Veigas & fly, Altco Co, Approved Market- (Mr. Munaf), Mr. Ullas Wargani-(M/s Kalemat International), Mr. Marcus Almieda, Mr. Richard Miranda and Mrs. Sunita & Melwyn D Silva loaded the goodies bags for kids with their love at Christmas.
Christmas Hamper draw was conducted by Manoj Rego along with Fr. Dominic Sequeira (Parish Priest, St. Therese Church, Salmiya Kuwait). Highest Hamper were served by Arun Jossy D Souza & Flevie D Mello and reward was sponsored by Mr. Ranjith D Souza. Hamper’s Prizes were sponsored by Mr. Lancy Vas & Family, Mr. Prakash Gonsalves & Family, Mr. Rudy D Souza & Family, Mathias Family-Salmiya.
Membership Affairs’ Coordinator Jinella Rodrigues conducted the Annual Members Draw, sponsored by Valerian Santhumayor & fly for two categories that comprised of 2021 renewed members and for All Categories Active Members.
Winners of Members Draw are as follows:
- Edna Caroline Menezes– Life Member – Membership No.2000
- Pramod Simon George – Ordinary Member – Membership No. 1465
The Main Sponsor of the event was The D Sa Family, Salmiya along with Mr. John Fernandes, Mr. Stany Sanctis, Mr. Ranjith D Souza & Mr. Raymond Oswald D Souza.
Alban DSouza captured the whole event through his skills in Videography. Technical support was provided by Joyston D Souza & Cheslee Cardoza. Anand D Souza of Waves Events and Engineering provided Lights and Sounds. Allen Cardoza gave his support as an Editing Partner. Special thanks to Francis Michael for providing space & Fine touch up in editing.
The program was well compered by Deepak Andrade and Rachel Lobo. Vote of thanks was proposed by Michael Pinto. The entire event was coordinated by Ronson Saldanha, Allan Jose D Souza, Jeneviv D Souza and well supported by KCWA Managing Committee Members.