Kuwait Canara Welfare Association (KCWA) held its first General Body Meeting (GBM) of the year 2021-2023, on Friday 27, August 2021. The meeting was conducted virtually through Zoom Platform and the meeting commenced at 6:10 pm with the opening prayer lead by Deepak Andrade. President Ruth Clara Veigas heartily welcomed the gathering and expressed her gratitude towards all members for their love and encouragement and all the donors & well-wishers for their continuous support.
Various reports were presented and appreciated by all. Jeneviv D Souza presented Minutes of Extraordinary GBM and Mervin Ferrao presented the Activity report. Finance and Membership reports were presented by Lavina D Souza & Sylvia D Costa.
Education fund updates presented by Veena Serrao, proudly announced that KCWA has reached a height of IRS 5crore towards Education Fund & Humanitarian Aid. Generous contribution towards the project “EACH ONE Reach One to TEACH ONE” (EOTO) for DAYA CARE CENTER - Capuchin Krishik Seva Kendra, Belthangady, with the great support of donors, sponsors & members has enabled a collection of Rs.13,08,030/-
Cultural Event Updates presented by Ronson Saldanha, highlighted about ongoing events are like Elocution competition, Hello Baby Contest, Traditional Fancy dress & Story Telling competitions besides the ongoing Traditional Konkani Songs – a virtual training program. He also updated on upcoming events until February 2022.
Sports Activity Updates were presented by Preetham D Souza KCWA & updated on the long awaited cricket cup 2021 for members to be held on 24th September at Sulaibikhat UPL Grounds & following event, “Sports Fest” to be organized in the month of October 2021.
KCWA website and Social Media updates were presented by Allan D Souza and informed the attendees about the launch of new web based system effective early September to streamline the members’ data and facilitate the renewal process whereby our members would receive system generated receipts by email upon renewal. The system would be effective for all renewals of 2022. Monthi Fest 2021 updates were presented by Jinella Rodrigues and donors list till date was shared by Praveen Fernandes.
Spiritual Director Fr. Noel D Almeida lauded the charity works of KCWA & congratulated KCWA family for supporting less fortunate in India as well as in Kuwait.
The Winners of KCWA Konkani Elocution Competition was also announced during the General Body Meeting. KCWA conducted Konkani Elocution Competition during summer holidays for its members’ children. The competition held in 3 categories i.e., for Class 3- 5, 6-8 & 9-12. There were 13 entries altogether. Arun Jossy D Souza led the Winners ceremony and expressed gratitude towards Judges of this competition Fr. Darel Fernandes, Sr. Saritha Monterio, Mr. Rudy D Souza & Mrs. Glades Noronha.
Winners of KCWA Elocution Competition
Class 3 to 5
1st Place: Gloria Shanti Tauro
2nd Place: Astrin Darrel Lobo
People’s Choice: Gloria Shanti Tauro
Class 6 to 8
1st Place: Rishon Ankith Lobo
2nd Place: Serena Lynn Misquith
People’s Choice: Vivan Melroy Lobo
Class 9 to 12
1st Place: Valenteena Lobo
2nd Place: Sheryl D Souza
People’s Choice: Valenteena Lobo
KCWA congratulated all the winners and also the participants for active participation. KCWA also thanked all the parents for their encouragement. The competition was successfully coordinated by Lavina D Souza, Arun Jossy D Souza, Savitha Fernandes & Allan D Souza and was well supported by the Managing Committee.
Naveen Mascarenhas proposed vote of thanks followed by closing prayer. Vice President Harry Fernandes was the Moderator. Allan D Souza organized the Virtual Meeting. Around 50+ members and their families were present for the virtual meeting.
KCWA Managing Committee would like to express their sincere gratitude to members for attending the GBM and for their valuable suggestions.