Kuwait, Mar 4: On completing ten years Belman Welfare Association Kuwait (BELWAK) celebrated its tenth anniversary at Kuwait Medical Association auditorium, Jabriya, here on Friday February 28 evening.
Programme was followed by the performances by singer-composer Roshan D’Souza (popularly known as Rosh Belman) along with his singer wife Heral Pinto, and Konkani comedy play ’Chintilya Borim Zaaynaa’ by the talented artistes of United Mangaloreans of Kuwait (UMK).
The event begin with introduction of comperer Deepak Andrade, by Jessie D’Cruz, followed by lighting of lamp by president Johnson D’ Almeida, vice-president Austin Cardoza, secretary Anil Nazareth, treasurer Jerome D’Souza, founder president James D’Sa and dignitaries.
Also, president Johnson D’Almeida extended warm welcome to Fr Blany Pinto and the gathering. He also thanked all the members for their support. Fr Blany Pinto released the souvenir to mark the decennial celebrations.
A prayer dance was presented to the tune of Kannada devotional song ’Sharanam Sharanam’ by Jyoti, Susan and Sudarshan.
Roshan D’Souza and Heral Pinto along with the local talented singers enthralled the audiences with their melodious singing. Roshan and Heral sang their hit songs ’Suzana’, ’Dees Udelo Vortho’, ’Sangath Tuzo Ashentha’, ’Dees Raath Moga’, ’Pavshilya Rathi’, ’Songim’, ’Sobith Hya Saunsaranth’, ’Tori’ and ’Aaz Kalche Chede’.
Mangalore fame Orson D’Souza, Mervin Quadras and Lolita Fronteiro entertained the audience with the songs ’Tuje Vinnem’, ’Nachgo Mujea Moga’ and ’Ubchea Suknneanno’ from Rosh’s album.
Popular dance groups of Kuwait Jovas XLNC’ (Santhosh Raj and Jyothi Colaco), Ballerines School of Dance (choreographer: Sudhi Fronteiro), ’Desi Strikers’ (choreographer: Mabel Suvarna) and dynamic BELWAK members of ’Sizzling Dance’ group (choreographer: Ashwini Pinto) performed foot-tapping dances for the live singing which was appreciated by everyone. The choreographers were honored on the same occasion.
BELWAK secretary Anil Nazareth read the annual report highlighting the achievements of BELWAK.