Picnic commenced with flag hoisting, National anthem, March past and inaugural session. Inauguration was completely planned and designed by Culture Secretary Mr. Ronald D’souza. The inauguration was done by President Swarna Shetty & Sports Secretary Foustine Pinto. Morning hosts Kavitha Kidiyoor & Suresh Salian welcomed the audience. Later Mr. Purandar Manchi, briefed the audiences of days activities. Volley ball, Throw ball, Kabbadi, had large number of team participants. But the games were very well organized and coordinated by Wilson D’souza, Sachidananda Suvarna & A.K Ravindra. Chocolate picking & lucky game entertained the nursery group kids. Coin picking from ice and get ready to school entertained the primary kids, while remix games for girls and boys was the main attraction for senior kids. Ladies participating in “Breaking the pot” & “ Kodappana race “ was a scene worth watching. “Wheel Barrow Race” for couples & “Shakti Pradarshana” for men had large number of audiences cheering and thrilling the participants. Senior citizens participated in the musical chair and fun filled quizzes specially arranged for this group. Tug of war & Govinda had large participation. Lunch arrangements was supported by Indian delights restaurant. Refreshments at the picnic were provided by Ibrahim Pinto’s Group. The afternoon session was beautifully hosted by Ramesh Bhandary Kaup, Manoj Shetty, Shalini Vijay & Harish Bhandary . Agnel Saldanha kept the audiences entertained with his witty hosting skills. Raffle prize draw was held later in the evening. This years picnic truly exemplifies beautiful team work put in by the committee members and the leadership qualities of Sports Secretary Mr. Foustine Pinto.
Ground marking team lead by Mr A K Ravindra did a wonderful job with laying of tracks and courts for conducting games , PRO Mr Chandrahasa Shetty and his committee members assisted membership renewals, and registered new members at the event. Treasurer Yadunath & his team supported the raffle sale and lunch coupon sales at the event. This years raffle coupon sale for the event was lead by Tulukoota Kuwait Vice President Mr. Ramesh Kidiyoor. Back office support was provided by Rekha Sachu, Kripa Gatty, Jacintha Gretta, Githa Suvarna , Sanath Shetty, Babita Shetty & Pushparaj Hegde.
Tulukoota Kuwait wishes to thank its sponsors Mr. Harish Shetty KPMG, Mr. Shankar Shetty Mahboula, Mr. Satishchandra Shetty Oriental Restaurant, Mr. Wilson D’souza, Indian Delights, Diva Ladies Salon, Mr. Yadunath Alva, Mr. Vinay Bhandary, Mr. Govind Babu, Mr Rajesh Vital, Mr. Harish Bhandary, Mr Foustine Pinto, Mr. Ronald D’souza, Mr Suresh Shyam Rao, Raks dance group. Tulukoota Kuwait applauds the efforts of its committee members, core volunteers, well wishers and supporters who have supported and worked towards the success of the event. Tulukoota Kuwait also wishes to thank Mr. Alban D’souza for media coverage, and Illumination Anand D’souza for the sound system support provided at the event. Photography for the event was covered by Prem Crasta.
The exciting event came to an end by vote of thanks proposed by General Secretary Harish Bhandary.
Tulukoota Kuwait wishes to thank its committee members , volunteer and well wishers for assisting the Picnic 2011 efforts.
Purandara K Manchi
Shobha Harish Bhandary
Smitha Manoj Shetty
Durga Prasad Shetty