Dubai, February 11: It was a bright and pleasant climate at Wanderers Club Sharjah where Billawas Dubai & Northern Emirates (BDNE) a registered active organization for Billawas in UAE opened up their Annual Sports Meet 2012 with lighting the torch and breaking the holy coconut while the champions of previous year Tarun Poojary & Sneha Poojary holding the torch run around the ground leading the athletes as a mark of opening of the event. An elderly lady invitee cut the ribbon and the entire crowd cheered "Jai Ho".
All dressed vibrantly in white and yellow T-Shirts all the members of BDNE and their families, friends lined up at 9.30 AM holding colourful flags including UAE National Flag when the presenter Shodhan Prasad welcomed the gathering on behalf of the Sports Committee headed by Purushottam Salian in the presence of Mohan Attavar, Satish Poojary, Suresh Amin, Vittal Poojary, Madhav Poojary, Sudhakar Poojary, Anand Bailoor, Krishna Poojary, Yogesh Salian, Yogesh Gujaran, Deepak SP, Prabhakar Poojary, Prabhakar Suvarna, Jagannath Bellare, Yathiraj, Ganesh Kotian, Jeevan Kuckian, Manoj Bolar, Nagaraj Tonse, Yogita Salian, Shymala Krishna, Chandrika Vaman, Suverna Satish, Jayashree Sudhakar, Shuba Manoj, Pramila Poojary, Manjula, Rajani and other co-ordinators who were the main backbone behind the whole day's events. Other members of the BDNE also supported wholeheartedly in making the event successful.
It was nice to see so many children in the early morning hours enthusiastically gathered in time ready to compete in all those events lined up for the event. The events started with the children below 6 years and continued throughout with age groups 6 to 10, 10 to 15, 15 to 20, 20 to30, 30 to 40, 40 to 50 and above 50 categories for 25 mtrs, 50 mts, 100 mtrs race and so on. There were ball throw, one leg race, chocolate race, discuss throw, shot put, blind fold walk and many events for children, teenagers, ladies & gents. All the events were systematically conducted with proper markings, timings and monitors.
A sumptuous buffet lunch was distributed free in the noon consisting of chicken sukka, kadle manoli, poori, rice and other vegetable dishes including sweet payasa. Chilly Willy distributed their energy drink along with dates free to all the invitees throughout the day enjoyed by all age groups. There were sandwiches and other snacks counter too.
The afternoon session started with team games like cricket ball out, human wheel barros, Kho Kho & relay which was both fun and interesting to watch. The attraction of the day was coconut fight 'Tharayi Katta' a famous traditional game of Mangaloreans very nicely conducted by the enthusiastic members of BDNE and enjoyed by all watching it in this part of the world. Also tambola 'housie' game was conducted during the lunch break.
At around 6.30 PM was the closing ceremony with prize distributions. Shodhan Prasad conducted the prize distribution ceremony calling upon the winners and senior members of BDNE and guests to hand over the prizes to the winners systematically. The whole event got concluded at around 8 PM and all the winners along with their families returned home happily.