MASA a well-known charity organization held a special event; Volleyball / Throw ball Tournament & Drawing Competition on Friday the 4Th May 2018 for their members and guests at a farm house in Dammam 91 area.
As usual in MASA events, fun & frolic engulfed the atmosphere with children and adults enjoying the day in the lovely evening weather much to the joy of all. The serene turf in farm house added the glow that brought old and young on their toes to enjoy the sprawling greenery kicking and hustling the yester years.
President Sadashiv Poojary kicked of the event at 5.00 PM welcoming members and guests in the presence of the Excom and Advisory members. General Secretary Mohammed Nooman addressed the gathering and briefed on the event. Vice president Naveen Bhandary, Advisory member Narendra Shetty and Sports Committee Head Praveen Peter Aranha also welcomed the members and guests during his speech, Sports Committee head reminded everyone of the gentle message from vibrant founder member Ravi Karkera “Be serious, don’t be too serious”. In this occasion MASA members remembered Late Vinaya Bhandary who was a sports loving person and was actively involved in all events of MASA.
MASA President & Excom along with Mr. Joey Fernandes, a noted businessman and an ardent fan of sports inaugurated the tournament by cutting the string of the hanging ball to kickstart the games.
Play and enjoy every moment keeping the spirit of sportsmanship alive that has been the motto of every individual in MASA at all events.
In Volleyball tournament six teams divided into two groups played against each other and the winners then moved into the semifinals. The semifinal was played between two teams the third team made a direct entry into the final with the flip of coin. Volleyball teams were led by Jitesh Kottara, Nayaz Kaiser, Nizamuddin Abdulsamad, Sandeep Shetty, Suresh M. Jayanth and Roopesh Suvarna.
In Throw ball tournament for ladies, four teams of were led by Archana Shetty, Naseema Salim Puttur, Shameema Nooman & Sumitra P. Kadekar.
Both the tournaments witnessed exciting finishes that was highlight of the evening and the crowd enjoyed every moment to the fullest.
Drawing competition for children of different age groups (0 to 6, 6 to 10, 10 to 14 & 14 to 18) was mesmerizing to see the children display their drawing and painting skills. Some wonderful art scripted by children was amazing and spell bounding a real treat to watch for the glaring eyes, judges had a tough time declaring the winners.
There was also musical chair game which was lively and thoroughly enjoyed by children and parents.
First Place: Jitesh Kottara & Team
Second Place: Sandeep Shetty & Team,
First Place: Archana Shetty & Team
Second Place: Sumithra Pradeep Kadekar & Team
Kids Chair Game:
First Place: Sarosh Salim
Second Place: Namira Nizamuddin
Third Place: Sahl Shamsuddin
Age Group 0-6
First Place: Sahl Shamsuddin
Second Place: Rakshit Lokesh
Third Place: Danish Hussain
Age Group 6-10
First Place: Zeba Hussain
Second Place: Abdullah Nooman Basheer
Third Place: Shamitha Shetty
Age Group 10-14
First Place: Bhavya P. Kumar
Second Place: Shreya Bangera
Third Place: Asim Mohsin
Age Group 14-18
First Place: Jayden Aranha
Second Place: Gissele Aranha
Third Place: Smrithi Poojary
Judges for the drawing competition were: Joey Fernandes, Joann Fernandes, Jolly Kollamparambil, Juveria Khan and Farheen Razzak.
Referees and umpires for the volleyball & throwball tournaments were: Sunil Puthran, Narendra Shetty, Gopal Shetty, Amith Shetty & Praveen P. Aranha.
Traditional delicious snacks and dinner were served to one and all during the program.
Medals were given to the winners and runners-up of volleyball and throwball games, while gifts were given to the winners of children musical chair game. Winners will be awarded with trophies during the MASA Annual Day program on December 21, 2018.
MASA Executive Committee and members extended their gratitude to all the sponsor for their generosity in making this event a grand success. Sponsors for this event were: Joey Fernandes – Artland Transport Co., Sadashiv Poojary – Intermodal Services of SA, Ameer Hussain, Praveen P. Aranha, Madhav Amin, Ravi Karkera, Naveen Bhandary, Narendra Shetty & Group, Sunil Puthran, Satish Bajal, Ganesh Karkera, Edwin Martis, Chandrashekar Karkera, Farooq Qayyum, Satish Poojary, Sudarshan Sanil & Well-wishers.
MASA General Secretary thanked everyone who were responsible for the success of the event including the participants, sponsors, organizers, volunteers, sports committee, food committee and executive committee in his vote of thanks. Special thanks was given to Mr. Jagjeevan Karkera for his service in first aid, he has been continuously supporting MASA with such service for many events.
A splendid evening ended by 11.00 pm with Indian National Anthem and a memorable note, indeed it was a thrilling, exciting and rejoicing evening.