Report by: Deena Pereira, pics by: Walter Rodrigues
Daijiworld Media Network - London (SP)
London, Aug 6: The Mangalorean United Konkani Association (MUKA) organized a summer day out programme on Sunday August 3, 2008 at Clumber Park, Nottingham, UK.
MUKA President Deepak Alvares welcomed the gathering of 75 members including adults and children, followed by prayer, rendered by Janet D'Sa. Every one was served with delicious breakfast which was arranged by Conrad Aranha.
Soon after the breakfast, games were conducted for the children of various age groups by Lydia, Melwyn and Roopa. These games included lucky baby, throwing the rings, eating apples without using hands, etc. Almost all the children participated in these fun-filled games with enthusiasm.
Delicious lunch prepared by the families of Lancy, Melwyn and Harry was served in the afternoon, followed by hot and cold drinks organized by Stany. Additional hot and cold drinks were also contributed by John, Richard and Conrad.
In the afternoon, group games including Dog and the Bone, Kabadi etc. were conducted for the adults. Every adult enjoyed these games, as they brought back their memories and kindled a sense of togetherness among all the families present.
The summer day out programme ended with a vote of thanks, proposed by the president, who thanked all the families for participating in the event and making it a grand success. Thereafter, a prize distribution ceremony to all the lucky winners was held.
Finally, Laudate was sung by the gathering. The families went back, taking with them happy memories of the event. Every MUKA member has begun waiting for such an occasion again.