Abu Dhabi, Feb 06, 2020: St Jospeh’s Konkani Community (SJKC) Abu Dhabi, organized the fourth annual get-together, at Al Wathba Park with great fervor. More than 350 members were present to enjoy the beautiful day.
First, the breakfast was served to all who joined the picnic. The activities of the picnic began as per schedule with Manoj Menezes, the MC’s introducing the whole event followed by a short prayer led by Philomena, one of the members. LancyD’souza, the coordinator of SJKC welcomed all the participants.
Thereafter, 8 teams were formed for different games to be conducted in an orderly manner. This started off with a warm up game, followed by a Human Tunnel, grab the shoe, banana game, sack football, sack race game and dress up relay game. Afterthese games which increased the appetite, they had the traditional lunch after the grace before meal, led by an elder member of the community. Mangalurean delicacies dukra mas (pork) and sannas (pan cakes) were served along with other delicious dishes. Ronny and his team entertained the crowd with live music during the lunch.
The day was filled with several games like tug-of-war and many activities such as Konkani singing, group performances and activities related to the portfolio games. In addition,there were also games for children.
The end of the session, movies spoof was performed by each group,duringwhich the participants had the opportunity to exhibit their hidden talents. Also cracking the pot with blindfolded eyes was also part of the fun which cheered the crowd gathered. In the evening, tea, coffee and snacks were served to the gathering. SJKC committee members distributed the prizes to the winning teams.They also thanked the gathering for their continuous support in making the event a successful one.
The SJKC committee members, along with a few volunteers, worked tirelessly to make this day a memorable one. Roveena D’sa, Roydon D’mello and Chandini carried out the activities in a very orderly manner. Sharan D’Souza, thanked all the gathering, the community members, volunteers and those who supported the cause directly or indirectly. The get-together concluded with a prayer. With active participation, the community members made this event a memorable one.