Billava Sangha Kuwait Family Picnic 2017 a huge success amid thunderstorms
Kuwait: Billava Sangha Kuwait members feel blessed to have successfully organised the Family Picnic 2017 at the Fintas Gardens on 24th March 2017, a day when Kuwait had thunderstorms from the early morning. But the day was spared by the Rain God and the rain spell followed only after the members returned home after an eventful day.
BSK applauds its Sports Committee and the ground marking team who patiently waited at the venue since 5:30 am in the morning for the rains to stop so as to make preparations for the event. The event commenced as the sky cleared at 10:00 am, with a prayer rendered by the future generation, the BSK kids. It was followed by the flag hoisting, breaking of the coconut by the President Raghu Poojary and the lighting of the torch by the Sports Committee that included Sandesh Amin, Sudhir Kumar, Dheeraj Salian, Sujith Kotian, Mithun Vishwanath, Avin Suvarna, Jyothi Sudhir and Ashwitha Surendra.
The picnic had fun elements for each and every age group. Small kids played musical chair, passing the ball and ball in the basket, while the bigger kids enjoyed playing Cricket Ball throw, Javelin throw and Rabbit Race. The ladies competed to aim the Ring in the wicket and Sooji Dhara while the men Frog Raced and played Single wicket hit. The couples Raced with the Balloon and Raced feeding orange to their spouses. There were team games of Volleyball for men and Throwball for ladies, while ladies and men both tried the power of their strength in Tug of war. The breaking the pot had a twist with two people playing it blindfolded and three legged. A game of housie-housie was also played with everyone trying their luck.
The picnic proved a platform to launch the 2017 Scholarship program, which was initiated by Billava Sangha Kuwait from the year 2016, in association with the Shree Guru Charitable Trust, Surathkal. BSK had given the scholarship to 88 students last year and anticipate to continue this charity this year as well to increased number of students.
The Breakfast for the event was sponsored by the sports secretary Sandesh Amin, Mineral water sponsored by Pradeep Kotian and delicious lunch was served by Mughal Tandoori.
The event concluded with the prize distribution, Vote of Thanks was delivered by the General Secretary Gautham Suvarna and the raffle winners names were announced. The picnic was beautifully hosted by Amarnath Suvarna and photographed by Sandeep Attavar.
by Suresh S Rao Neramballi, pics Sandeep Attavar