Dubai: As many as 28 teams took part in ‘SMMC Sports 2017’ - an indoor cricket and throwball tournament organised by the St. Mary’s Mangalorean Community (SMMC) Dubai at the Insportz Sports Club, Dubai. Flipperz, Dubai clinched the cricket tournament while Coastal Friends – Dubai won the men's throwball event. Konkans Dubai clinched the women's throwball event. 

Photos by Reuben D'Souza

Manama: Konkani’s young music icon Kevin Misquith was accorded a warm welcome in Bahrain yesterday. He reached the island, where he was born three decades ago, along with his companions Jackson Noronhna and Clyde Ashley Lobo. A huge group of Kevin’s well-wishers, Bahrain Konkans conveners and local artists gathered at Karnataka Social Club auditorium on Saturday, February 18, after he reached Manama via King Fahd Causeway.

Kochi: Oscar winner A.R. Rahman will stage a live concert in UAE on March 17 after a gap of seven years. Media house Mathrubhumi Group will host the evene at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium. M.V. Shreyamskumar, Director - Marketing and Electronic Media of Mathrubhumi Group, told IANS that they are excited about getting Rahman to perform, especially as he will take to the stage in UAE after so long.

Dubai: The organising committee responsible for the Agnesian-Aloysian Reunion-2017 is leaving no stone unturned to make the event a huge success.  The reunion, scheduled to be held at Crown Plaza Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road, on Friday, will be filled with music and dance.   ‘Fusion Again’, a popular band in Dubai, is scheduled to perform at the event. Multi-talented compere Errol Goveas will be compering the event along with compere Rowena Pereira.

Riyadh: The Katipalla Muslim Youth Association (KMYA) Riyadh held its 18th AGM in Riyadh. The meeting commenced with recitation verses from holy Quran by Saifullah Mahin. President Parvez Ali presided over the function and welcomed the members and guests. In his speech, the president spoke about the senior founder members of the organisation, who setup the origination back in 1996, and also thanked the committee and the members for their hard work.

Doha: Tulu Koota Doha's Ravi Shetty has been nominated to the new Advisory Council of the ICBF for the term 2017-19.   A letter issued from R. K. Singh, DCM & CO, ICBF, confirmed the appointment of Tuluva Ravi Shetty. The CBF Managing Committee for the term 2017-19 was formed several weeks ago.  The new committee, comprising both elected as well as nominated members, has already started its work for the term 2017-19.

Abu Dhabi: Mangalore cup 2017 (Season-5) over arm cricket tournament has been organised by Mangalore Cricket Club (MCC) at Sheikh Zayed International Cricket stadium, on Feb 24. MCC President Lathif KH informed the media that, “This is our fifth consecutive year of MCC tournaments. Its getting bigger and better by years. This time we are hosting the event at International cricket pitch. We have received immense support from cricket lovers and Kannadigas of United Arab Emirates for the last 4 seasons. We expect more teams and at least 5000 crowd this year.”

Kuwait: Mogaveers Association Kuwait (MAK) said it would hold the MAK Championship Trophy – 2017 on Feb 25. The volleyball and throwball tournament will be held at American International School, Maidan Hawally. The last date for registration of both volleyball and throwball teams will be on Friday. Contact for registration: Mobile numbers: 965 99596457/965 97527166/965 65925730  

Kuwait: Shirva Welfare Association Kuwait (SWAK) celebrated their annual feast on Friday in a grand manner. Songs, dances, and delicious food made the occasion memorable. The event began with a prayer, which was followed by melodious Konkani song, ‘Swagat Swagat’ sung by committee members.

Dubai: Blue Berry International Events in association with Tulu drama troupe Gammath Kalavider will present Tulu comedy drama, ’Telikeda Barsolu’ by playwright Devadas Kapikad on Feb 3. The play will be staged at Sheikh Rashid Auditorium to mark the sixth anniversary of the troupe. Noted director Vishwanath Shetty will be directing the drama.   Tickets available at Venus Restaurant, Karama Swadist Restaurant, Karama Das Prakash Restaurant, Karama Quick Bite Restaurant, Al Ghusais Woodland Restaurant, Sharjah.  

Abu Dhabi: Bunts Dubai men’s team clinched the prestigious Koosamma Shambu Shetty Memorial (KSSM) Trophy 2017 after beating Konkans Dubai in the final. In the women’s section, the ladies throwball team of Bunts Dubai prevailed over Mangalore Konkans Dubai team while Abu Dhabi Karnataka Sangha men’s and ladies throwball teams defeated Coastal Friends UAE teams to emerge as 2nd runners-up. The KSSM tournament, organised every year in memory of the late Koosamma Shambu Shetty, mother of Padmashree Dr B R Shetty, was held on Friday at Abu Dhabi Indian School ground.

Dubai: The sixth anniversary of “KaDaM” (Kundapura Devadiga Mitra) was celebrated in a grand style at the Marco Polo Hotel Deira, Dubai. After the lighting of the lamp and the prayer song, Nithyananda Beskoor welcomed the audience to the function hosted by Santosh Sherigar, Shridhar Devadiga and Nithyananda Beskoor. The cultural events at the programme included a beautiful Bharatanatyam performance by Kumari Lakshmi Jayachandran. It was followed by melodious songs, dance performances. Later, Vasudeva Devadiga Byndoor spoke about the story of KaDaM.

Sharjah: Artists from Klassical Rhythms left the audience spellbound at the fifth anniversary of Earthmech FZC on Dec 16. Over 50 artists mesmerised the audience during the show.

Salmiya (Kuwait): Karnataka branch of Kuwait Kerala Muslim Association (KKMA) re-elected Abdul Jabbar as the President for the next two-years term (2017 – 2018) in the GBM held recently. Delivering the welcome address, Senior leader and advisor Abdul Hameed Mulky highlighted the various charitable achievements and activities of KKMA such as Family Benefit Schems (FBS), Educational Scholarship Program (ESP), Medical Assistance Program (MAP) and Housing Improvement Program (HIP) etc.

Kuwait: The Kuwait Canara Welfare Association Kuwait (KCWA) will be organising 'Kala Utsav 2017' on January 13 at the American International School, Kuwait. The programme will include performances by popular actors and singers, live band by 'Soul Stirrers', Gulf Baila Naach semi-finals, rib-tickling jokes by famous comedians from Kuwait, foot-tapping dances by local artistes, distribution of merit scholarships and awards, hamper draw, and Konkani drama - 'Keppyache Kesthavn'.


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