Dubai :The annual get-together of Emirates Putturians was held on Friday November 8th at Rockys Club, Regent Palace Hotel, Karama.
The event started with a prayer by Uttam at 11:30 am. People from Al Ain, Fujairah, Abu Dhabi, Sharjah and other places witnessed the event, thereby making up a healthy gathering.
Alex Gonsalves, president of the Association welcomed the gathering. Gilbert Mascarenhas accompanied by Amanda Gonsalves were incharge of the registration.
The programme had an added charm with foot-tapping numbers by local band “Sequels” comprising of Russel Sequeira, Milan Baptist, Vincent Rodrigues, Melwin DSouza, Nisha Sequeira, Wilson & Errol; added numbers sung by Lancy Madtha, Joseph Mathias, Lancy Noronha, Milton Peres, Deena, Sandra & Rebeca Monis and the enthusiastic dance performances showcased by Ancil Mascarenhas & Lenita Noronha; Shayna, Joyston & Aurelia
Felicitation was done to the distinguished guests Mr C.L Mascarenhas & Mr Joe DSouza along with their spouses Jessy & Philomena respectively, who happened to be in dubai on this occasion.
Ajit Coelho vice-president felicitated the main sponsors Michael DSouza, Simon, Lancy Madtha, Joseph mathias and all the support sponsors.
The novelty masks worn by the participants for the novelty draw, was coordinated by Antony, Arleen, and Deena.
The leftover masks were bought in auction by Simon, who in turn was the luckiest person of the day, bagging most of the novelty gifts.The winners bagged free visit visa, rice cookers, blenders, Clocks, Cruise vouchers & dinner vouchers.
The delicious food at the venue together with the traditional Mangalorean dhukra maas and sanna’s from Canara Restaurant were enjoyed by the gathering.
It was truely a day to cherish for every Putturian who attended the event. The day concluded at 5.30 pm with an energetic baila by the Sequels band.