UAE: The Sahebaan Community, hailing from the districts of DK and Udupi, organized a day long picnic for the community members at Al Wathba Park, Abu Dhabi on November 27. The event turned out to be a grand success, with over 350 community members of all age groups from all over UAE participating with great enthusiasm and enjoying the day which was filled with fun and games.
The event began with Suhail Kudroli welcoming all the community members. The games were kick started by Mohammed Asif. To ensure that each and every member actively participated, all attendees were provided with colored bands thus grouping them into four teams based on the color Red, Yellow, Green and Blue. This inculcated team spirit and networking amongst all the participants. To break the ice, a warm up game of dodge ball was conducted for ladies and gents separately. All the games were played on points system and based on their performance, the points were allocated. The group with the maximum accumulated points at the end of the day would be declared the winner.
Various fun filled team games were conducted throughout the day for men such as Passing the Ball, Passing the rope, T-Shirt passing and Tug of War, but the star attraction was the Dizzy bat race which was played again by popular demand.
For women, games such as Hoola Hoop, Passing the Ball, bursting the balloon, Quiz and Tug of War were conducted. The kids were segregated under two age groups, i.e. 3 yrs – 7 yrs and 8 yrs – 13 yrs. Various games such as the three legged race, lemon and spoon, Musical Hoola Hoop, Sack race and running race were conducted. The games were thoroughly enjoyed by all with active participation and it turned out to be a memorable picnic.
The entire picnic was efficiently planned and coordinated by Althaf MS, Ajmal Ahmed, Mohammed Akram, Mohammed Hanif, Faizaan Khateeb, Saleem Sheik and Mohammed Yunus under the direction and guidance of Siraj Ahmed, Mohammed Asif, Suhail Kudroli and Yunus Sheik. Volunteers Amjad Khalifa, Mohammed Iqbal, Mohammed Javid and Mohammed Azim aptly assisted Team Sahebaan in conducting the event.
The ladies events were planned and coordinated by Reena Althaf, Shamshad Sajid, Asmath Ara Ajmal, Shadman Zubair, Safia Hanif and Mubeena Rafiq under the guidance of Samreen Suhail and Aneesa Yunus. The Kids events were managed by Anushka Yunus, Meenaz Nazir, Afroze Mustafa, Reeha Althaf and Aida Ajmal.
Prominent Sahebaan Community members such as Abu Mohammed, Zubair Aziz, Rizwan Aziz, Zahiruddin, Mateen Ahmed and Dilshad Nissar Ahmed were also present.
The picnic concluded with the prize distribution to the winners and gifts to the children.