Kuwait: Tulu Koota Kuwait organised its Family Picnic and Sports Event on Friday, March 15, 2019, at the Mishref Garden in Kuwait. The Family Picnic started with a huge crowd assembled in anticipation of a fun filled day.
The event began with the welcome note by the hosts MrManoj Shetty and Renita Mascarenhas followed by National anthem of Kuwait and India. The inauguration of the Family Picnic was a unique attraction by the presence of special guest of honor and invitee, International Kabaddi Player, Eklayva award winner, and Karnataka Kabaddi team captain Mr. Sukesh Hegde. Dr. S.M.Hyther Ali, Chairman of TVS Group, Mr. John Simon, Group Manager of Corporate Sales and Event Marketing, Al Mulla Exchange, were the chief guests of this opening ceremony.
The President of TKK, Mr. Ramesh S Bhandary welcomed the distinguished guests, Representatives of Twenty South Canara Associations and all the TKK members and families to this great day and briefed the reason behind conducting picnic and sports event and asked everyone to participate in all the games with sportsman spirit and create festive mood.
Tulu Koota Kuwait upcoming event Rasamanjari - 2019 Flyer officially inaugurated during this time by the President and the Honorable guests.
Representatives of Twenty South Canara Associations, Tulu Koota Kuwait past 20 years Presidents, Management Committee, All Committee members and children with 5 different flags participated in this beautiful opening ceremony. The inauguration included traditional way of breaking the coconut by Sports Secretary Mr. Roshan Quadras. TKK First Lady Ms. Anitha Ramesh Bhandary lead the sports march holding the torch, followed by Sports Parade Band of energetic school children from Kuwait Indian School Abbasiya, Kuwait.
The guest of honor Mr. Sukesh Hegde was felicitated with shawl and memento for his great achievements in the field of Kabaddi sports and making Tuluva people proud at the international level. In his speech he thanked Tulu Koota Kuwait for inviting him as special guest for this Family Picnic and making him part of their memorable event. He congratulated Tulu Koota Kuwait for their tremendous work in the past 20 years in helping the poor, needy people back in Tulunadu and wished all the success in their future events and charity works.
As TKK is celebrating its 20th year of Unity Through Language, the president and the committee members released TKK song symbolically which was written by Mr.TarendraShettigar, Composed by Mr.SharathUcchila and sung by play back singers Aira Acharya, Chandrakanth Acharya and Dr.AbhishekKodakkal.
After the inauguration ceremony, it was time for various thrilling games for all age groups. The kids of 0-2-year age group played the Lucky Winner game, 2-4-year kids played Sponge water and ball-bucket game. The children of age 4-6 years played balancing the biscuit and aiming the target. The children aged 6-9 years competed in basketball and cycle tyre race. Children from 9-12 years played Lagori and Sack Run race. Children age group 12 to 15 years competed in balance run and bowling game. Ladies enjoyed themselves competing in breaking the pot, penalty shootout and shot put. while Men showed themselves capable in playing Kutti Donne, Shot put and breaking the Pot. In addition to this couples enjoyed playing and competing each other in balancing the orange and MuddinaMoote games. Senior citizens also showcased their playing skills in aiming the target game.
Team games such as Kabbadi, Throwball, Volleyball, and Tug of War were played with full enthusiasm and sporting spirit. Team Kudla Bulls bagged the winner’s trophy and Team United Eagles were runner-up in Kabbadi. In Volleyball United Eagles attained the winner’s trophy and MFC(B) were runner-up. In Throwball Kuwait Friends won the first place and Kudla Friends were runner-up. In Tug of war Men team MFC bagged the winner’s Trophy and team SWAK bagged runner up. Tug of war ladies won by team SWAK and real fighters were emerged as runner up.
Throughout the day Mishref Garden grounds, Kuwait witnessed huge crowd of Tulunadu people enjoying and participating in different games. Oriental Restaurant provided delicious Mangalorean lunch, Sounds and lights support provided by Anand, while Mr. Alban Dsouza captured the moments in his camera.
Tulu Koota Kuwait takes this opportunity to thank its committee members for their dedicated efforts and team spirit and TKK members for their active participation that eventually lead to the huge success of Family Picnic 2019. The TKK Event Sponsors are Al Mulla Exchange, Khain Properties Udupi, Badr Al-Samah Hospital, Al Ahleia Insurance Company SAKP & TVS Hyder Group.
Tulu Koota Kuwait hosts family get-together, sports event