Abu Dhabi: Family Picnic by St Joseph’s Konkani Community(SJKC)

Ronald Dsouza
Kemmannu News Network, 05-02-2018 19:58:16

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Abu Dhabi: St Joseph’s Konkani Community(SJKC) Committee organized family picnic here at Al Wathba Park, on Friday 2nd February 2018 for the second time after forming the Committee in the third week of November 2016. More than 250 community members had fun and participated in the games with joy and support to each other with great spirit.

Three buses came from three destinations to Al Wathba park by 10.30 am and the picnic started with a prayer by Rev. Fr. Rodson Goes OFM Cap, Assistant Parish Priest of St Joseph’s Cathedral Abu Dhabi and the Spiritual Director of the Committee. The whole day was ably managed with games like Mixed Relay consisting of lemon & spoon, Thread & Needle, sack race and balancing the note book on head, followed by King Solomon, Portfolio game, Portfolio game consisting of various games such as filling the shopping bag with 10 listed itesm, Funny selfies group, writing maximum number of Catholic surnames, quiz-to find the countries from jumbled words, Year of Zayed poster, skit, Indian dance and Tug-of-war.

MCs Reena Pinto, Vivek Serrao and Chandini did a wonderful job.

Earlier, after the warm up game well directed by Reena and Vivek, the members were divided in eight groups and the games were played on points basis.

The coordinator Mr Clevy Leo Rodrigues welcomed the members and explained the rules and requested to cooperate.
The committee members Lancy D Souza, Lydia Lobo, Valerian Dalmaida, Sharan D Souza, Hilda D Souza and Anil Carvalho together Fr Rodson, the spiritual director and Mr Leo Rodrigues planned and worked for the success of the picnic.

Breakfast, lunch and evening tea was provided and everything required for the picnic was meticulously planned. Lunch had Mutton with ash gourd (Polov), Chana sukka, Green Salad, Idli (Sanna), rice and the Mangalorean delicacy Dukra mas followed by payasam. Rony and his team entertained the crowd with their live singing.

The picnic ended with great memories with the participants looking forward to the family picnic next year. Lydia Lobo presented vote of thanks.

About St. Joseph’s Konkani Community:
St. Joseph’s Konkani Community was formed on the 3rd week of November 2016 to bring together Konkani speaking people under the St. Joseph’s Church campus with one objective - One Konkani Community with one voice.

The election for the committee was held under the supervision of the Parish Priest and Spiritual Director Fr. Rodson Goes and the following were elected by the community through a secret ballot.

Thus, the following committee was constituted with the designated portfolios, which is as follows:
Mr. Leo Rodrigues -, Co-Ordinator, Mr. Lancy D’Souza, - Asst. Co-Ordinator, Mrs. Claudia Lobo, - Secretary Mr. Valerian Dalmaida -,Treasurer Mr. Sharan D’Souza -  outreach ministry Mrs. Hilda D’Souza – Cultural ministry Mr. .Anil Carvalho – liturgical ministry

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