Kuwait: The Billava Sangha picnic was held on Friday, March 20, with Billavas getting together in large numbers. The pleasant weather added to the grandeur of the event and gave an extra boost to the enthusiasm of the members who participated in the games.
The opening ceremony started with a humble prayer rendered by Sudha Sandesh and Rashmi Mithun. The function was inaugurated by the President, Chitrek Bangera with a unique concept of mixing honey with milk signifying the traditional unity of a joint family. It was shown that as GOD likes the combination of honey and milk likewise he likes people living with harmony. It was followed with the ribbon cutting by the Sports Secretary, Krishna Poojary and the president broke the coconut and declared the picnic open.
The character puppets made a grand entry into the Family picnic to amuse all the children in ground. Various games were conducted for the children as well as men and women. Volleyball match was also conducted, the crowd was divided into 4 teams such as Billava Brothers, Riggae Rockers, Karkala Friends, and Abbasiya Friends. Billava Brothers won the volleyball match and Reggae Rockers were the runners up. In the Kabbadi match all the above teams participated, Billava Brothers won the match and Reggae Rockers were the Runners up. Throwball match was also held.
The event was gracefully hosted by Mithun Vishwanath, Jyothi Sudhir and Mahesh Poojary.
Billava Sangha Kuwait also conducted a Cricket tournament on Friday, 13 March 2015 at the Abbasiya grounds, under the leadership of Sports secretary Krishna Poojary in which the following 5 teams participated.
Abbasiya Billava Cricketers
Billava Brothers Cricketers
The winners of the tournament were Abbasiya Billava Cricketers, while Baidashree team took the runners up trophy giving the winners a tough fight.
Yet another memorable event was concluded on a very happy note. Prizes were distributed to all the winners. General Secretary Vijay Kavoor delivered the vote of thanks.