TULUKOOTA FAMILY PICNIC 2013
Tulu Koota Kuwait Family Picnic 2013 was held on Friday, 15 February at Mishref Garden as always was a grand success.
The Picnic was inaugurated with hoisting of the Tulu Koota Kuwait Flag by President Mr. Ramesh Kidiyoor. As a symbol of peace advisory and Management committee members released doves and balloons on the occasion. A Grand March past was arranged and conducted by Mr. Suresh Shyam Rao followed by four Teams, Koti Chennaya, Bappa Baeri, Jaya Vijaya, Dev Poonja, while the TKK cheer girls and cheer boys cheered them all the way. The President, Mr. Ramesh Kidiyoor in his opening speech asked everyone to enjoy the Family picnic with a spirit of sportsmanship. The Sports secretary Mr. Ronald DíSouza declared picnic open by breaking the coconut.
The games started off with small children under 4 playing passing the cap and ribbon games while children from 4 to 6 played ball race and frog race. Children above 6 to 10 played lagori and bunny rabbit race, while children above 10 to 15 years enjoyed games like one leg & back race, kutti onne, tonka & skipping race and lemon in the pot.
Ladies enjoyed the Blind walk race, kodapana race, breaking the pot, shot put, while Gents played pampu dantunu, breaking the pot, shot put. Couples played couple cricket and rock n roll, while seniors loved playing musical chair and passing the tender coconut. There were also games like Housi Housi, Govinda and Quiz open to all. Special attraction of the day was cock fighting. The Vice President, Mr. Tharendra Shettigar, conducted a tough Tulu Quiz leaving the audience for more.
The Throwball tournament for Ladies was won by Al-Rathat and the runners up were Udupi Friends. Kabbadi tournament for men was won by Navachetna A while the runners up were Navachetna B. Volleyball tournament was won by Noronha A and the runners up were Salmiya A Friends.
Mr. Hasan Yousuf Chief Co-ordinator, United Karnataka Assocition, Mr. Elias Sanctis, Ex- President TKK, Mr, Ibrahim Pinto, sponsor & well wisher of TKK and Mr. Surendra Nayak Ex-President KKK, were present at picnic event. The event was beautifully hosted by Suresh Salian, Shalini Vijay, Ramesh Bhandary and Sushma Bangera.
Banana Leaf Restaurant served a Tasty Breakfast, Soft drinks were freely served throughout the event by Mr. Ibrahim Pinto and a scrumptious lunch was set by Avanti Palace. Lightings and sound was arranged by Anand Illuminations and photography by Prashanth Shetty.
Picnic was well organized and coordinated by the Sports Secretary Mr. Ronald DíSouza. The success of the event is owed to the whole hearted support of all the committee members, who toiled day and night to achieve their target.
The Grand raffle draw that was held at the conclusion of the event continued to interest one and all with the exciting prizes, after which the General Secretary, Mr. Wilson DíSouza gave out a Vote of Thanks. TKK also thanks to Public Authority of Agriculture Affairs & Fish Resources for their outstanding support.