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Riyadh: Konkan Ghar hosts annual sports day


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Riyadh, Nov 26: Konkan Ghar Riyadh (KGR) successfully held its fifth annual sports meet - 2017 in Riyadh recently.The sports day started early morning with the preliminary rounds of volleyball and throw ball matches played amongst the four houses; Blue house, Green house, Red house and Yellow house.

On completion of the preliminary rounds, KGR 2017 annual sports day inaugural ceremony kicked off. Sunitha Menezes Miyar and Nita Vas Omzoor compered the inaugural ceremony and elucidated the purpose of the sports meet to the gathered sports lovers. Ivan Vas Omzoor, KGR president welcomed.

The sports event was inaugurated with the very age old tradition of lighting the ceremonious lamp. The 1st wick was lit by KGR Gurkar Eric D’sa and KGR president, Ivan Vas. The second wick was lit by sport secretaries Manoj Aranha and Neetha Vas. The third wick was lit by Kevin Nazareth and Bhaskar Poojari, 4th wick by Barsa President Santosh Shetty and KWAR general secretary Nelson D’Souza, 5th wick lit by JPG leader Ravi Castelino and OLPS leader Sunitha Menezes. 

Savitha Aranha Shirva, led the gathering into prayer befitting the occasion. Sports meet oath was recited by Royston Prabhu. KGR Gurkar, Eric D’sa Pangla, expressed his appreciation to all members and sponsors for their support and attendance in large numbers on the day. He invited all the participants to take part in the events with the ethos of true sportsmanship. He stressed the purpose of having such gatherings regularly to unite the community members that would ignite unity and strong bonding among the community members.

The classic sports parade led by the captains of the four houses; Manoj Aranha Shirva of Blue team, Alwyn D’Souza Niddodi of Green team, Kiran Machado Kayyar of Red team and Austin Menezes Miyar of Yellow team with their respective team members to the march-fast beat added colour to the sport meet.  Sports meet hit the ground with a chain of games.

Children up to first standard took part in 'Bead in the Ring Race and throwing the ball into the bucket' games. 'Kick the ball between the stumps and Frog Race' was conducted for children of age group studying in 2nd to 4th Std. 

While children of age group studying in 5th to 7th Std took park in 'Lemon and spoon race', children of age group studying in 8th to 10th Std participated in 'Sack race'.

100 meter race was conducted for children of age groups studying in 1st to 4th Std, 5th to 7th Std and 8th to 10th Std for boys and girls separately.

Gents and ladies below 40 years of age and above 40 years of age took part in 100 meter race, shot put throw drew attention and applause from the crowd.

Amitha Royston Prabhu Bejai kept the children busy by conducting a variety of outdoor games and winners were awarded with prizes.

Late evening, it was the dual finale of ladies throw ball match between Blue house and Red house, and men's volleyball match between blue house and yellow house, that evoked great interest and enthusiasm among the crowd and made the spectators to be on their toes cheering their respective teams. While the throw ball champions trophy was grabbed by Blue house, volleyball champions trophy was again clinched by blue team. 

Six members from each team put their all might for Tug of War. Two teamed up against each other and in the finale it was Blue team who won and Red team was the runner up.

During the sports presentation and valedictory ceremony; first, second and third place winners, both, in the individual as well as group category, were invited to the victory stand and were felicitated with gold, silver and bronze medals and bouquets.

The house championship was won by Blue house with 98 points while the first runner up was secured by Red house with 79 points. Green house and Yellow house finished their point tally with 68 and 57 points respectively. Championship Trophy and the first runner up trophy was presented to respective team captains along with their team as the gathered crowd applauded the win teams.

Registration counter at the event was well organized by Victor Menezes Thottam, Micheal D’Souza Mudrangadi and Nelson D’Souza kinnigoli.

The scorer Alwyn D'Souza Niddodi did an excellent job by keeping track of the score and coordinated on the ground sports activities. Royston Prabhu Bejai, Thomas Fernandes Borivali with his live commentary added spark to the sports meet. To enhance sporting spirit there was sensational and lively music in the background and sound system was provided by Rahamatullah Khan.

To satisfy the appetite, very delicious breakfast, snacks, tea, soft drinks, and sumptuous lunch was catered to all the members.

Kevin Nazareth and family Thottam, Remy Lobo Deralakatte, Bhaskar Poojary Karkal, Vincent Sequeira Belthangady, Naveen Nazareth Thottam, Alwyn Rodrigues Shirva, Royston/Amitha Prabhu Bejai, Ivan Vas Omzoor, Nelson Dsouza Kinnigoli and Gerry Dsouza Mudarangadi were the sponsors of the KGR sports day 2017. KGR organizing committee is very thankful to the sponsors and all the co-sponsors for their generous contribution.

Savita Aranha Shirva, proposed the vote of thanks during the sports presentation and valedictory ceremony. All the members participated in the sports and enjoyed every moment without considering the age limit. All in all, there was plenty of excitement and competition in the air throughout the day as the participants of all age groups took part in various events.

Sponsors of the event were honoured with KGR Medal.

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  • Eric Arthur D'sa, Pangla/Riyadh/K.S.A

    Thu, Nov 30 2017

    A Big thank you to all who participated in making Konkan Ghar 5th Annual sports Day A success.
    A lot of hard work went in to making KGR Sports Day go off so smoothly.
    I would like to thank each and one who made it happen.
    Thank you to all of the Sponsors!
    without you the sports day would not have been a success.
    Last but not least,the attendees,Thank you all for coming.
    Eric Arthur D'sa
    Gurkar
    Konkan Ghar,Riyadh.

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  • FELIX Fernandes, RIYADH/Saudi Arabia

    Thu, Nov 30 2017

    First of all, I would like to say congratulations to all participants and winners.
    We are proud to be a part of our Konkan Ghar team. Heartfelt congratulations and best wishes for continued success to our Dear KGR Family.

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  • Santhosh, Riyadh

    Thu, Nov 30 2017

    Congratulations KGR! You are riding the wave of success
    Wish you all the very best in the future!

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  • Alwyn Dsouza, Niddodi / Riyadh

    Thu, Nov 30 2017

    Congratulations KGR Team for hosting another successful event.
    It was wonderful fun filled day. Congrats to all the winner and Team champions.
    Looking forward for another Sports day from KGR, next year...

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  • Dr. Cajetan Coelho, Goa, India

    Wed, Nov 29 2017

    Sports is life in full flow. Hearty congratulations to KG.

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  • Jyothi, Mangalore

    Tue, Nov 28 2017

    KGR sports day was very successful. Lots of games all mangraloreans enjoyed well.Blue team was overall Winer. I belonged to blue team.well organised thanks to by konkangar team.All credit goes to you and your team.

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  • Eden D'sa, Udupi/Bangalore

    Mon, Nov 27 2017

    Congratulations KGR♥️Well organized ,the above pictures says it all👌I missed it.keep up the hardwork.Cheers☺️

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  • Ronald Fernandes, Shirthady/Dammam - Saudi Arabia

    Mon, Nov 27 2017

    Congratulations to Konkan Ghar Team & Members for the well organised Annual Sports Meet. Kudos to all the winners!!

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  • Ravi D'sa, PANGLA,RIYADH

    Mon, Nov 27 2017

    Congratulations' for a successful event and organizing such a huge event ..

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  • Movin Rego, Chikmagalure/ Jeddah

    Mon, Nov 27 2017

    Superb👌👌👌
    Kudos to Konkan Ghar Gurkar and all active participants 👏👏👏👏

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  • Ivan, Mangalore / Riyadh

    Sun, Nov 26 2017

    Congratulations to all winners and participants.

    It was a successful Sports day well organized under dynamic leadership of organising committee especially Gurkar Eric Bab.

    Thank you KGR Riyadh for giving us the opportunity.

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  • Jery Mary Dsouza, Riyadh

    Sun, Nov 26 2017

    It was a wonderful day in Riyadh .Mangaloreans gathered from all corner of Riyadh. Different games according to their ages.Lot of games and lot of fun.Everyone is enjoyed.Totally it was a wonderful day.It is not a easy job to organize such a big event.Congrats KGR.See you next year.....

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  • Stanley RONALD Cardoza, DurgaNagar,Pangla/RIYDH

    Sun, Nov 26 2017

    Next year who will stay and who will go from saudi God only knows.
    But,KGR you will always stay in our Hearts.
    Thank you and CONGRATULATIONS to all.specially,This Beautiful event organizing committee Members.

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  • Jery Mary Dsouza, Riyadh

    Sun, Nov 26 2017

    Dear,Stanley RONALD Cardoza, DurgaNagar,Pangla/RIYDH
    If you stay in Riyadh all will stay back.So you dont move ....

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  • Kevin, Adyar/Riyadh

    Sun, Nov 26 2017

    It was fun day we all enjoyed lot.. Well organized sports day and it started on time and finished too... Congrats all the winners...

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  • Praveen, Mangalore

    Sun, Nov 26 2017

    Well organized sports day by konkan ghar riyadh.we enjoyed lot.thank u kgr

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  • Savitha Dsouza, Mangalore, Riyadh

    Sun, Nov 26 2017

    KGR 5th annual sports day - For me and my family it is First sports meet and we enjoyed the day. Everything well organised and happy to admire KGR team for arranging such a big day.

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  • Joyson, MUNDKUR/BURAIDA SAUDI ARABIA

    Sun, Nov 26 2017

    Well organised sports day by kgr. Enjoyed a lot

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  • Austin Menezes, miyar, Moyer, karkala

    Sun, Nov 26 2017

    It was really a memorable day to all of us. We all enjoyed a lot.....Very well organised programme by KGR Team.👏🏻👏🏻👍A grand Success.....

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  • suneetha saldanha, kirem/mlore/riyadh ksa

    Sun, Nov 26 2017

    5th kgr sports day 2017,well organized and big crowd with new members.....
    well enjoyed...lots off games.....and afcourse double happy BLUE TEAM is champion😘😘😘 its my team👏👏 congrts too all winners well played
    konkan ghar riyadh family
    we for we & you

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  • Royston Prabhu, Riyadh

    Sun, Nov 26 2017

    Very well organised Sports Day by KGR. It was a pleasure to see and witness the spirit of the participants. Volleyball, throwball and Shotput events were exciting.

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  • Melwin Dsouza, Udupi-Riyadh

    Sun, Nov 26 2017

    Congratulation KONKAN GHAR RIYADH FAMILY.
    Well organized and Big crowd.Lots of Medals.God Bless you.

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  • Melwin Dsouza, Udupi-Riyadh

    Sun, Nov 26 2017

    Congratulation KONKAN GHAR RIYADH FAMILY.
    Well organized and Big crowd.Lots of Medals.God Bless you.

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