Dubai: Most awaited event of the year by Mangalore Konkans Dubai, “Sing Along 2015”, a Dine ‘N Dance event with a twist came to a close on a grand note on Thursday, December 3, 2015 at the Ice Rink of Al-Nasr Leisure Land in Dubai.
The spectacular event began with Roshan D’silva introducing the MC of the day Lloyd D’Souza, widely known as “Fireball’ who then took over the helm of the event using the microphone as a magic wand, mesmerizing the gathered crowd.
The main sponsor of the event Sunil Christopher of Gulf Explosives LLC, Melwynson of Gulf rock LLC, Canute of Globe Link West star shipping LLC along with president of Mangalore Konkans Alwyn Pinto, vice president Hilda Pais and event coordinator Santhosh Nazareth, gave the event a fine start with the traditional lighting of the lamp.
Souvenir book of the event which also contained numerous popular songs to be sung along the band was also inaugurated by the esteemed sponsors and main guests.
World renowned live band ‘Sign’ along with popular DJ AKI all the way from Sri enthralled everyone present with scintillating numbers.
Don Sherman and female singing sensation Judy De Silva along with band leader Melantha and the team members Lelum, Dilip, Upali kept the crowd asking for more. Their enigmatic performance kept everyone spellbound as the participants refused to leave the dance floor throughout the event.
The Band ‘Sign’ consisting of Upali Fernando on the lead guitar and vocals, Melantha Perera on the keyboard, rhythm & bass guitar, Dilip Kumar Fernando on keyboard and vocals, Lelum Perera on drums and vocals was a delight to watch, listen and dance to as they well knew the pulse of the crowd at any given moment of the night of fun.
A couple dance and novelty dance competition were conducted as a part of the event. Couples and others swayed their hips to the music of ‘Sign’ on the dance floor as Fireball Lloyd distributed loads of prizes and gift vouchers to couples and winners of spot games.
DJ Aki kept the crowd swaying with his peppy numbers and kept them glued to the dance floor. The audience had a chance to sing along with the band as the numerous songs with the lyrics were readily available in the souvenir. Number of participants energetically participated in the event by displaying their singing talent while the merry crowd danced to their tune.
MC Lloyd D’Souza, was indeed a “Fireball”, at the event and took the fun loving crowd of UAE as well as other countries in town, through a fabulous evening of their life. His charismatic compering enhanced the mood of the evening as the crowd enjoyed the lively event to the maximum.
Mangalore Konkans Dubai’s President Alwyn Pinto in his address, thanked all the sponsors and founder members of Mangalore Konkans for where it stands today. He also highlighted the number of benevolent projects the organization is supporting and thanked the donors and well-wishers for their constant support and for the event. All the sponsors of the event were facilitated with mementoes and bouquets.
The participants also enjoyed a sumptuous buffet and beverages available at the venue. Number of spot prizes, novelty prizes and best dancing couple prizes were given away at the spot. The entertainment mood of the event was soaring at the venue as it turned out to be one of the biggest and finest events of Mangalore Konkans for the year 2015.
The main event Coordinator Santosh Nazareth and President Alwyn Pinto expressed their happiness at the response the event received and on its successful culmination. They noted that it is the fruit of the meticulous preparations and hard work of Mangalore Konkans Dubai, members.
Broadway events managed sounds and lighting for the event. Gulf Explosives LLC, Gulf Rock Engineering LLC and Globelink West Star Shipping LLC were the Main Sponsors for the event while Ivory Grand Hotel Apartment was a Co-Sponsor of the event along with other Event Sponsors and well-wishers.
Mangalore Konkans Dubai (Est. 1988), affiliated to the I.C.W.C., Indian consulate, Dubai, is one of the most prestigious and successful organizations in the Gulf which celebrated its Silver Jubilee in October 2013 and completed, glorious 27 years in October 2015. It has involved itself in numerous noble charity works world wide apart from promoting Konkani language and Culture among the Mangaloreans Globally. The proceeds from the event will be directed towards Medical, Educational and other benevolent and charitable works.