Kuwait: Mangaloreans test athletic skills at KCWA Silver Jubilee Meet
Kuwait, Oct 20: Mangaloreans in Kuwait had a memorable day as they displayed their athletics skills on the field at the Silver Jubilee Athletic Meet organized by Kuwait Canara Welfare Association (KCWA) at Keifan stadium recently. The event was open to all Mangaloreans living in Kuwait.
The event started at 8:30 am. Fr Noel D’ Almeida, the ex-Presidents of KCWA, Lawrence Pinto, Pascal Pinto, Rudy D’souza and Stephen Machado symbolically inaugurated the event by lighting the torch.
A total of 120 events such as 100m, 200m, 400m, long jump, high jump, javelin throw, discus throw and others were organized in which 425 athletes took active part. Winners of each event were honored with gold, silver and bronze medals and certificates as well.
The concluding part of the event was tug of war which had 16 teams in men’s and 7 teams in women’s category. While Little Tuggers won the trophy in women’s category, the President’s VIII won the trophy in the men’s category.
Hempel Paints were the main sponsor of the event and ISSNAD and Future Communications were the co-sponsors.
The whole event was coordinated by Dr Manohar Prabhu, with the support of Navin Mascarenhas and Alex Rego.
All the KCWA committee members, both current and past, extended their support for the success of this event.