Kuwait Canara Welfare Association (KCWA) held its annual Family Picnic on Friday 11 November 2022 at Mishref Garden. Fun filled day started by invoking God’s blessings through prayer, led by Ms. Veena Serrao. The pleasant weather conditions in Kuwait drew people in large numbers for this KCWA family event.
The picnic was open to all Mangalorean Catholics residing in Kuwait. Over 450 people gathered at Mishref garden to spend the day with the community. President Ms. Ruth Clara Veigas gave a warm welcome to the gathering and requested to enjoy the day with the spirit of Oneness.
Various fun games like “Dodge Ball” and “Breaking the Pot” were held for all age groups. Kids of age group 0-6 years enjoyed games like “Bombing the City” and “Passing through the Ring”. Children of age group 7-9 had “Balloon in the glass”, while 10-12 age group had “3 Leg Race”, “Lemon in Spoon Race” . Ladies had a “Shoot on target” game and even senior citizens enjoyed by playing. The day long fun-filled event comprised of sporting activities, games, entertainment and prizes galore, thoroughly enjoyed by adults and children alike. Housie-Housie game had large number of participants and had multiple winners.
Other sports event like Volleyball for men, throw ball for women, shot put, tug of war for men and women were the highlights of the day and events were coordinated by Sports Secretary: Preetham Meril Dsouza along with Prakash Pinto, Veena Serrao, Naveen Mascarenhas, Arun Jossy D Souza, and Harry Fernandes.
The Winners of the sports event were as follows:
Men & Women Individual and Group Games:
Winners: Mangalorean Strikers
Runners up: Team Friends
Winners: Team Alfa
Runners up: Kuwait Friends
Shot put- Men:
Winner: Blaze Crasta
Runners Up: Roshan Quadras
Shot put- Women:
Winner: Lavina D Souza
Runners up: Sharmila Rodrigues
Tug of war- Men:
Winners: Manglorean Strikers
Runners Up: Crusades Bejai
Tug of war- Women:
Winners: Shining Star
Runners up: Salmiya Rockers
Breaking the pot:
Blaze Crasta & Clara Dsouza
Announcements throughout the day were done by Harry Fernandes & Deepak Andrade, Alban Dsouza & Blan captured the special moments throughout the day. Everyone enjoyed Delicious breakfast and lunch served by Shangrila Restaurants. Winners of various games and sports conducted during the day, received Trophies/Prizes from President Ruth Clara Veigas & All MC’s.
The entire event was well coordinated by Sports Secretary Preetham Meril D Souza, Prakash Pinto and Veena Serrao along with Managing Committee members and Volunteers. Opening ceremony was compered by Manoj Rego and prize distribution ceremony was compered by Naveen Mascarenhas. As usual we had couple of sponsors for the picnic we thank Dsouza family & Well-wisher Family from Salmiya. We Thank all sponsors and well-wishers for their generous contribution and continued support.
KCWA family picnic was fascinated with lots of fun filled activities to entertain actively participating enthusiastic Mangalorean’s.