On Friday, May 6, 2022, Tulu Koota Kuwait (TKK) organized the indoor Sports meet at American International School-Maidan Hawally under the leadership of dynamic President Mr. Sanath Kumar Shetty and coordinated by Sports Secretary Mr. Lionel Mascarenhas. Kabaddi for men and throwball for ladies was held during the sports event.
Compere of the occasion Dr. Preethi Shetty welcomed the audience and Chief guests for the event Mrs. Noura Al-Suwaithi, Mr. Huzefa Abbasi Sadanpurwala of Al Mulla Exchange-Kuwait, and Ms. Preema Pereira from Badr Al Sama Medical center.
The program kick-started with a grand procession and unveiling ceremony of the TKK logo, traditional materials from Tulunadu, champion banners, and Trophies. This was followed by Kuwait & Indian national anthems.
The program began with the lighting of the lamp by the President along with chief guests, advisors, and the managing committee. In his welcome speech, President Mr. Sanath Kumar Shetty emphasized the significance of this sports meet after two long years of the corona pandemic. While praising the efforts and dedication of the Managing and All committee who worked tirelessly behind the scene he appealed for continuous support and active participation. He honored the Sports Secretary, Mr. Lional Mascarenhas, with a traditional shawl. Sports Secretary then performed the ritual of breaking the coconut to give a head start to the event.
In her speech, Chief Guest Mrs. Noura Al-Suwaithi expressed her views and mentioned that she is thrilled to address the Indian community in Kuwait. She also mentioned the importance of Indians being an integral part of the Kuwaiti community. While thanking the organizers, she encouraged all the sports lovers by explaining the importance of sports in our daily lives.
Mr. Huzefa Abbasi Sadanpurwala - Marketing Manager of Al Mulla exchange delivered his inaugural speech on PR communications. While congratulating TKK for organizing this sports event, he praised the long-standing relationship between Al Mulla Exchange and Tulu Koota Kuwait.
The beautiful inaugural ceremony concept was directed by talented committee member Mr. Suresh Salian which was well coordinated by Mr. Jagadeeshwar Shanubhogue, Dr. Preethi Shetty, and Mrs. Vanitha Vinod Kumar, and Mrs. Shoba Harish Bhandary.
The whole event was well organized and coordinated by the young and Dynamic Sports Secretary Mr. Lional Mascarenhas.
After the inauguration ceremony, all the teams actively participated in their respective games and kept all spectators engaged and entertained. The winners of the competitions were awarded trophies and medals. The best player was awarded for their outstanding performance in each game. The special award “Emerging Team“ was awarded as a consolation prize for the fourth winner.
Throw Ball Champions:
Winners – Dragon Queens
1st Runner up- Alfa
2nd Runner up- KK Iconics
Emerging Team- Rising Star
Best Smasher- Anusha Prabhakar- Alfa
Best Safe Hands- Merlyn – Dragon Queens
Best player – Enica – KK Iconics
Youngest Player of the tournament –Maryam Shaikh-Rising Star
1st Runner Up- Friends Tuluver Group Kuwait-Team A
2nd Runner Up- Friends Tuluver Group Kuwait- Team C
Emerging Team- Khaithan Friends
Best Raider- Dheeraj Salian- Friends Tuluver Group Kuwait-Team C
Best Defender- Roshan Lobo –Baidashree
Best All Rounder- Karthik Bagambilla- Baidashree
Mr. Firoz and Mr. Arif from the TVS Hyder group presided as Chief Guests for the award ceremony of the event.
Committee member Mrs. Sushma Manoj Bangera, Cultural Secretary Mr. Manoj Shetty, and Advisor Mr. Ramesh Bhandary encouraged the players with the match proceedings and score announcements.
Special first aid counter and doctors were arranged by the Badr Al Sama Medical Center.
Both Games were umpired by the referees Mr. Ravi Kumar, Mrs, Lakshmi Devi, Mr. Shyam, Mr. Ramesh Kumar, and TKK advisor Mr. Wilson D’souza.
The event was broadcasted live on the YouTube live channel by Mr. Rishwan and Mr. Marwan team. The event photography was done by Mr. Prashanth Ferrao. The sound system was managed by Mr. Anand D’Souza. Delicious lunch and refreshments for the event were served by Sangeetha Restaurant Kuwait.
Tulu Koota Kuwait takes this opportunity to thank its committee members, members, and volunteers for their dedicated efforts, team spirit, and active participation that eventually lead to the huge success of Sports Event 2022.
The Event Sponsors were Al Mulla Exchange-Kuwait, Badr Sama Medical Center, Khain Properties Udupi, Oriental General Trading Co., TVS Hyder Group, and FK Jewellers.
The event was concluded with a vote of thanks by General Secretary Mr. Roshan Quadras.