Report: Lavina D’sa
Pics: Joachim D’Souza
Mangalorean Catholic centre of the Parish (MCCP), Muscat conducted the Sports Day at the Muscat College indoor stadium on 17th of February 2017.
This event was conducted as part of the 25 programmes, which the Silver Jubilee Executive committee of the year had planned. The Team 25 is headed by Dilip Correa, President of MCCP for the current year.
The events of the day were distributed into 3 major parts: Volleyball for Men, Throw ball for ladies and Fun sports for members. The entire event was meticulously planned and executed by Jessie Pereira, Vice president Sports and Finance and Lynel Lobo, Sports Secretary.
The programme commenced at 9 am with an inaugural programme conducted by Lavina D’sa, Vice president – Spiritual, Cultural and Community services. Melita Alva, General Secretary lead the gathering with a prayer. Dilip Correa, President welcomed the gathering. The inaugural of the event was conducted by releasing the Volleyball tied to the net.
Dolly Gomes a very vibrant and well known sports personality of the Managalorean community played a key role in forming the teams and in organizing the entire sports events.
Nine teams competed for Volleyball tournament for men. The triumphant winners to bag the rolling shield for the winners were Lynel Lobo and Team, while Sachin Lobo and team bagged the runners up trophy.
The women of the community very enthusiastically participated in the Throw ball tournament. Total 7 teams were formed. The final match saw a nail biting finish in which Jessie Pereira and team emerged victorious while Sandra Correa and team were declared the runners-up.
Sandra Menezes was awarded the best Throw ball player and Glen Monis was awarded the best Volleyball player.
MCCP was priviledged to have Mr. Gautam Raj, a lead player in volley ball, representing many tournaments conducted in Oman and a University Level player as well, as the referee for the tournament.
Jason Cardoza, Cultural Secretary and Russel D’souza, amused the audience with their commentary for the matches. Ashok Pinto was the score keeper. Shailesh Sequeira, a very young and talent youth of the community provided the sounds for the day.
The Fun sports were conducted by Jason Cardoza for the adults and Lavina D’sa for the kids, whereby the entire audience presents irrespective of the age group enjoyed with a galore of fun games. The gathering was divided into 4 teams for the fun sports and it was headed by Trescilla Menezes – Internal Auditor, Sachin Lobo-Community Services Secretary, Naveen Mascarenhas- Spiritual secretary and Melita Alva- General Secretary.
The prize distribution ceremony was conducted at the end of the day. Stanley Fernandes and Donald Pinto along with Jessie Pereira and Dilip Correa presented the medals and trophies to the winners and runners up respectively. Ashok Pinto proposed the Vote of Thanks.
The prizes for the Crib Competition and Cooking without Fire contest were also distributed during this event. Gift bags were distributed to all those who participated in the day’s events.
Following were the Sponsors, the main supporters and contributors for the gift bags, who have been the ardent supporters for the community:
Nirmala Goveas, Glen Monis, Muscat Pharmacy , Areej Vegetable Oils & Derivatives – Salem Al Bortmany – Courtesy : Jessie Vivian Pereira, Sweets of Oman – Gerald Andrade, Courtesy: Naveen Mascarehnas, Oasis Water – Ronald Castelino – Courtesy: Jessie Vivian Pereira.