Riyadh: The Karavali Welfare Association Riyadh (KWAR) held its much awaited annual mega event ‘Karavali Parba 2016’ on May 12, 2016. The function was inaugurated with a lighting lamp ceremony by the President Rajesh Kumar, Vice President Santhosh Shetty, General Secretary Nelson Dsouza, Ex-President Ramesh Shetty,Cultural secretary P M Bhasker, Treasurer Shashidhar Haridas, G K Sheikh, Iqbal Thanzimee and other prominent Executive Committee members.
The programme started after a well prepared delicious dinner was served to all the guests who were ably coordinated by Prasanna Rao, Yathiraj Malpe, Iqbal Thanzimee, Jayakar Poojary , G K Sheikh, Salman Noor, Hussain Shafi and Jagannath Kotian. The gates were at the able hands of Victor Menezes, Ashwath Rai and Rafi Ali. As always they managed it very well and handled all the guests. The cultural team was well managed by P M Bhaskar, Suresh Suvarna, Mahesh Hegde,Dlilp Kumar and Rajesh Rao. Soon after the dinner, the compere duo Umesh Shetty and Nitin Rai took over the stage and enthralled the hugely gathered audience with their wit and humour.
Hon. KWAR President Rajesh Kumar delivered the inaugural speech in which he warmly welcomed the guests and the jam packed audience who were so excited to watch the programs ahead. KWAR President stressed the need for unity among all the members and he felt proud to head an organization which is the only organization in the UAE with variety and diversity of cultures and communities but united for KWAR’s cause. General Secretary Nelson D’Souza readout KWARs achievements and listed the good work done by the organization for the last 8 glorious years. The crowds were on their feet when the kids performed a mind blowing Swagatha dance with the KWAR theme which was well appreciated by one and all. At the start of the cultural event, Megha Riya who had learnt her dancing steps from the famed Mani Group performed an Indian traditional Kuchupudi dance. Then there were other nonstop dance performances from the KWAR Group which was directed by Dance Director Vishnu Sir, as well as our ever Supportive Brothers Group which made the audience glue to their chairs. Ashwini Prasanna Rao, KWAR’s nightingale, enthralled the crowd with her melodious voice. Her Tulu duet song with P M Bhasker was a hit and another duo Rahmatullah Khan and Sarita enthralled the crowd with Hindi classics. The mind blowing event of KWAR PARBA 2016 was undoubtedly the Tulunadu favourite ‘Pili Vesha’. With their standout performance, they made the audience dance on the beats. P M Bhasker and team performed a wonderful comedy skit ‘Gulf TV – Korike’. Special performance such as robotic dance and solo karate show by Muzaffer left the audience stunned. All the participants were awarded with certificates and medals and the main sponsors were honored with mementos, shawls and flower bouquets. The co-sponsors were felicitated with mementoes and flower bouquets. KWAR is indebted to all the sponsors for their generous support to Karavali Parba. KWAR chose this occasion to honour and felicitate one of the senior Kannada Teachers of Indian International School, Riyadh of Karavali origin, Soumya Stanley. Dr Vanishree Santhosh & Latha Rajesh did the honour of felicitating her. Lucky draws was conducted on regular intervals sponsored by Air India, Jet Airways & Al-Kabeer. Air India Reservation Manager Kinsley Fernandes gave away the Air India air tickets to the winners. There were 3 special prizes in the draw and the first prize LCD TV was won by lucky winner Jayaram Shetty of Kanoo Group. Other 2 prizes were won by Suresh Raj and Chethan Kaivar. Kundan Lal of Air India gave away a special prize, a Travel Bag which was ably awarded to Ganesh Hejamadi for his dedication and service to KWAR and for his social service activities. Dignitaries present during the event included Air India Manager Kundan Lal, BARSA President Santhosh K Shetty, Aangan Konkanache President Roshan Lobo along with ex-president Arun D’Souza, Jamiattul Fallah President Muzaffar Ali, CEO of Top Taste Company Abdullah Al Qahtani. Al-Kabeer and Gulf Gate Company exhibited their stalls at the venue. Islamic book stall was arranged by B K Majeed, Mahfouz, S M Salih and Mohammed Ilyas with the support of Darusalam and distributed free translation of English and Kannada translated holy Quran and Hadith. Suncity Polyclinic organized a free medical check-up camp at the venue.
KWAR takes this opportunity to thank all the donors, well-wishers and all the members who overwhelmingly supported them to make this cultural event a grand success. Special thanks to main sponsors Gulfwest Company Ltd, Darbar Restaurant, Power Electronics, Suncity Polyclinic and Top Taste Company. Support Sponsors Universal Spare Parts, C2K Suspension, Trans Arabia Contracting, Tajmahal Restaurant, Soft Touch, AXA Insurance Company, McDonald’s, Al Kabeer, Magnum, Al Shadaif Company, Kadesiah Medical Center, Lamah Est County Club and Cityflower. Notable mention of individual sponsors Abdul Khader Binzagar, Yathiraj Malpe, Ajay Kumar, Ashwin Shetty, Mohammed Yunus, Ramesh Shetty, Suresh Suvarna, Hameed Wenz, Abdul Basheer Beary, Usman Khader, Khader Qurayath, Rafiq M S, Hanif Fakruddin, Nawaz Deera, Shareef Deera, Khader Khozama, Mehfooz, Shareef Hejamady and Iqbal Thanzeemi.
KWAR would also like to thank all other donors and individuals and also who were directly or indirectly part of the event and made it a very special day. KWAR strives hard for the unity and strength as well as welfare of the people from Karavali region which is not possible without the support of all members and their families. KWAR thanks all the Executive Members for working overtime for the grand success of KWAR’s mega event, KARAVALI PARBA 2016. The program concluded at around 2.30 am with the recitation of National Anthem.
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