Dubai: Various Teams of UAE Throw-ball players had a maiden get-together meet on September 14, at Holiday Inn Hotel, Dubai. The star couple of Bunts Dubai team, Santhosh Shetty and Jayshree Shetty got into an idea of having an all team get together that turned to be a most famously successful gathering within the UAE Throw Ball circles.
It was a unique initiative of getting all teams under one roof to keep the slogan of “UNITY IN DIVERSITY”.
The response to this initiative was positive and the event was said to be successful while going its way a thought to improve the unity within all teams that passionately practices and plays around 5 to 6 throw-ball tournaments each year in the region.
The day started with a welcome address by Santhosh Shetty, followed by a welcome song by Sangeetha Shetty, Vaishnavi Shetty, Ashel D'Souza, Preema D'Souza, and Vineetha D'Souza.
The responsibilities of proceedings for the day were then handed over by Santhosh Shetty to the joint comperes Sarvotham Shetty & Vivek Serrao.
Speaking on the occasion, Sarvotham Shetty once again stressed on the importance of this event and said that even though it was his dream to organize such an event much earlier to bring in the Unity that all teams demand to be, he is very much appreciative of the efforts that have been now put in to finally making it a day come through.
The day was fully packed with loads of dances, games, fun n frolic from various teams on their own and as a team together to bring in the truth in the saying of “Unity in Diversity”, thereby showcasing multi-fold talents of all those who partook in the various entertainments. This, in turn, leads to having more harmony towards various members of different teams.
DJ Vinay Vas with his music skills, kept the entire crowd on their toes on the dancing floor throughout the day, while Pius Benson had aptly set the entire picturizations of various teams through LCD.
All teams gathered, were wearing colourful and vibrant attire to suit the event and the day, and the best dressed team Coastal Friends UAE got picked to be the winners.
The event was supported by few sponsors for gifts that includes Sarvotham Shetty, Shiv Shetty, Santosh Shetty, and Saby Pious. Each winning team from various activities that they competed were given away with loads of prizes as well, and to name them.
As a mark of unifying the code of conduct and bringing in more discipline into the tournaments, a referee's pool that was created was introduced to all teams at this event that was ably led by Melwyn D' Souza, who then introduced his team comprising of the following members to the gathering.
The members were namely Vinay Vas, Deepti Salian, Deon Lobo, Daniel Pinto, and Vivek Serrao.
Melwyn then briefed to all teams with the rules and regulations that's been set for the tournaments and also invited teams to send in any of their representatives to complete 10 numbers to have a strong referee's pool that will officiate all throwball tournaments in the region from now on.
As dawn turned to dusk, one could certainly notice that each one of them who attended the event had thoroughly enjoyed.
The comperes then presented the vote of thanks to all those who supported this gathering in terms of their time, efforts, sponsorships and the heartfelt participation of each member who attended the event to make it a grand success.
Concluding the event in the evening, all participants did go home with a broad smile on their faces, a lot of joy, prizes, cheerful memories and of course underlining the slogan to remain, “Unity in Diversity”.
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