The Tulukoota Family picnic which was held on 3rd March 2023 at Al-Sahel sports Club, Abu Halifa drew a huge cheerful crowd. The climate was pleasant and perfect for the outdoor picnic. The entire TKK team's combined effort and the audience partaking led to the success of the family picnic.
The event started with the march past tuned with the traditional chende beat led by the flag bearers who were former TKK sports secretaries of the association, depicting the color of our National Flag Orange, White, Green, and Blue. All present in the arena stood in attention to honor the National Anthem of Kuwait and India. Sports Secretary Mr. Srinath Prabhu inaugurated the first phase of the event traditionally by breaking the coconut and seeking blessings from God for the efficient running of the event. The President of Tulukoota Kuwait Mr. Abdul Razak, Convener Mr. Sudhakar Shetty, and Chief Guest Ms. Lucy Lobo Aranha along with the Managing and Advisory committee, lighted the Torch declaring the event open followed by hoisting Tulukoota Flag and releasing colorful balloons in the air.
President Abdul Razak in his welcome speech said that sports event confers fitness and fun both on body and mind. Chief Guest Ms. Lucy Lobo Aranha mentioned that Tulukoota Kuwait is an association that works in unity to achieve its motive irrespective of caste and religion; she rendered good wishes and more success to the association. Convener Mr. Sudhakar Shetty praised the activities of tulukoota and said it is a blessed association.
Tulukoota Kuwait Kids and Adults represented Tulu Nadu games like Kabaddi, Cycle tire, Girgit, Kutti Donne, Kho Kho, Galipata, and Lagori in a Musical roleplay while the Sports event was well coordinated by Sports Secretary Mr. Srinath Prabhu. Children of 0-2 years sported the lucky winner game, and ages 2-4 years played passing the ball and collecting the colored balls. Kids above 4-6 displayed their yogasana skills and a few more enrolled in Run pick and run. Boys and Girls above 6-9 enjoyed the traditional games of Breaking the pot and Lagori. Age group above 0-12 boys and girls aimed at hitting the wicket and 100-meter race. 12- 16 boys and girls raced for 200 meters victory and collecting the straws and musical chair for TKK senior citizen members.
Ladies and Men enrolled and enjoyed games like water filling, kutti donne, and shotput. Married couples geared up for a fun-filled Urbana (kaigadi) race and pricking straw.
Team games like Kabaddi, Volley Ball, Throw ball, and Tug of war were organized, all the teams played with great enthusiasm and their zest over the game was a treat to the eyes of all the spectators.
Open to all Games like Breaking the Pot, Housie – Housie hosted by Mr.Chandrahas Shetty, and Spot quiz was conducted in between the games throughout the event by Mr. Tharendra P Shettigar for which delightful prizes were presented to the winners.
“Thathwamasi” won the Kabaddi tournament and runner up “Team 23”, Throw ball tournament trophy was awarded to “Kuwait Konkans” and runner up “Team Alfa”. “Boubyan A” won the volleyball tournament and runner up “Boubyan B”, Tug of war prevailed by Gents “S K Boubyan” and Ladies' team “Shining star”. All the winners were offered amazing prizes and Trophies. New membership holders were presented surprise gift as a token of gratitude for registering in the TKK family.
The entire event was well hosted by Dr. Preeti Shetty, Mr. Tharendra P Shettigar, and Mr. Manoj Shetty. Sangeetha and Oriental Restaurant served Delicious Breakfast and Lunch while Anand Illuminations arranged Sound.
The success of the event is bestowed to all the committee members of Tulukoota Kuwait who in unison worked for the success of the event.