Kinnigolians joined in large numbers at Creek Park on 20.09.2019 in the evening. Nearly 85 people –children, young and old alike joined together as a big family and enjoyed the evening to share the bonding.
Get together started around 6.45 pm with Prayer conducted by Norbert D Souza and bible passage read by Olivia Fernandes. After prayer, welcome to all alongwith brief history and fond memories of previous get togethers was shared by Valerian Aranha. Amchi Kinnigoli whatsapp group formed on 09.06.2017 has nearly 60 members. This group keeps its members informed about the day to day happening back home in Kinnigoli and Mr Francis Serrao’s Breaking News moments well appreciated by all present with big round of applause.
Then to immortalize the memories and share sweet happiness, a cake was cut with the theme “KINNIGOLIANS RE-UNION 2019” was cut by small children alongwith the birthday boy of the day Mr Kevin Mendonca. Cake and cold drink was served to all present. Courtesy the sponsors Don and Sonia.
Then began the entertainment part – games, quizzes and activities. First common game to familiarize people to one another by way of Ice Breaking games by able MC of the day Wilfred Fernandes, specially flown in from Abu Dhabi for the function. (actually he came in his own vehicle on own expense from Abu Dhabi )
Then the people were divided into 4 groups for conducting group games. Groups chose their names KANTABAARE, PELLE GOAD, NILSHI GHAANT AND SAMBHARDO.
Different group games were then conducted – for men –
Toilet rolls and wooden rod ( Collecting the 4 toilet rolls kept in between legs by 4 members using the Wooden rod also placed in between legs by a member) ,
Emptying balls from the box (box with plastic balls tied to their waist and they have to empty the balls from the box just by jumping, moving, shaking their body )
For ladies – taking round and grab the bottle from ground etc were conducted.
For couples – dressing their husband with Saree and then display cat walk moves etc were conducted. All these games were conducted successfully by Don and Sonia .
Bhaskar conducted the Bible Quiz and Don conducted general quiz for the 4 groups.
Thereafter prayer before meals by Veronica Rego followed by the grand Housie Housie was played by all.
At the end, everyone joined together for a sumptuous family meal prepared by core members themselves – Gracy/ Sunita Aranha (Chicken Green Curry, Chana, Rice, Pickles), Nobby (pork and rice), Tressy (Pork), Francis Serrao (pork), Usha Rohan D Souza (Green Salad) and Stanwil (Payasam). Others have also contributed in small or big way by way of drinking water, water dispensers, chairs etc etc.
Bhaskar proposed vote of thanks and Valerian distributed prizes sponsored by him.
All in all, the get together was a grand success and enjoyed by everyone. Everyone dispersed with a smile on their face and with a hope to meet again before end of this year. All thanks to the efforts of Core committee comprising of Bhaskar, Don, Francis Serrao, Norbert, Sonia, Stanwil, Tressy & Judeson, and Valerian.
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