Fun and Energy in display at UK Konkans' 2016 Annual Picnic
By: Kevin Madtha | Pics: Tom, Sylvester
31 May, 2016: The annual picnic of UK Konkans was held on Sunday 29th May 2016 with great enthusiasm and merriment. This year the venue was the historic Richmond park. Richmond Park is the largest Royal Park and Natural Reserve in London and has changed little over the centuries with, the varied landscape of hills, woodland gardens and grasslands set among ancient trees abound in wild life.

UK Konkans Picnic 2016

There was overwhelming response from the members and their families and friends who attended the picnic with a huge turnout. The event was started with a prayer followed by breakfast.Breakfast was a fantastic spread of tasty traditional phow, Mumbai poha and sojjige.
The people were split into two teams named โ€œThe Green tigersโ€ and โ€œMayflowersโ€ very aptly for the woodland surroundings.

UK Konkans Picnic 2016

UK Konkans Picnic 2016

UK Konkans Picnic 2016

The first game was dodge ball which warmed up the participants for a competitive day. Melwyn organised a team relay consisting of balloon race, sack race, bean bag race and three legged race. There was great competitive spirit between the teams and it was always close finish.

UK Konkans Picnic 2016

Tom conducted games for the kids while Kevin did a brain teaser game for adults. Eric conducted a competitive game of passing the stick and ball. These games were a fun-loving and thrilling to watch and the onlookers supported their respective teams. Congratulations to all participants!

UK Konkans Picnic 2016

And thanks to the many volunteers who helped out. Food consisting of yummy biryani and raita was served to all. Many thanks to the contributors of Chicken sukka, liver masala, yummy chocolate cake. As always there was an overwhelming variety of food. A special thank you goes out to all who contributed towards the expenses in monitory terms. Your help is very much appreciated and we are very grateful to you.

UK Konkans Picnic 2016

Tug of war got the energy flowing. This being the most exciting game and the teams were very competitive. There was the women's tug of war followed by the men's. Each team brought their best, skilled and strongest members forward to win the tug of war.

UK Konkans Picnic 2016

UK Konkans Picnic 2016

UK Konkans Picnic 2016

It was so exciting that the kids wanted to have a go and we had a kids tug of war which was well pulled by all the kids. Each and every one took active participation in the games.

There was English cricket organised on the green and Indian lagori being enjoyed by the members. Others enjoyed a lovely chat and catch-up with fellow mangaloreans. Birthdays of the week were celebrated and the UK Konkans picnic cake was enjoyed by all.

UK Konkans Picnic 2016

Many people contributed their time, knowledge, enthusiasm and cooking expertise to make this event successful and we would like to thank each one of them.

All we can say Oh, the weather! Oh, the food! Oh, the fun...!

UK Konkans Picnic 2016

If you missed the fun this time, put down next year in your calendars now!

Thank you all for coming and making it such a fun event! We look forward to doing it again next year!

Date for your diaries: 11 December 2016 - Christmas Celebrations
Viewer Comments
Gratian D'Silva on 03 June 2016 20:48:01 GMT

We all had great time...healthy crowd. ..mouth watering biriyani ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ‘Œ....well organised picnic...

Thanks to all.

Priya lobo on 03 June 2016 12:57:18 GMT

Super duper fun!!!

Accompanied my brother Lancy and sis in law Prima, kids and parents with my family - we had a delightful, lovely day. The games, the kindred spirit, food and coming together to spend a day together from busy routines was so nice.

Keep meeting. Keep picnicking!!๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

Prima Mendonca on 03 June 2016 09:42:09 GMT

Another successful summer picnic by the UK Konkans. This annual event is not to be missed. It was lovely to see our community spirit blossom with this picnic. Thank you as always to our UK Konkan office bearers for organising and everyone who turned up from London & beyond to make it a memorable day out. Very much enjoyed the games, team spirit, catching-up with friends, food and sharing love & laughter with all. Looking forward to 2017! God bless UK Konkans.

Herald D'Souza on 01 June 2016 21:12:18 GMT

My sincere thanks to all who made this PICNIC possible. I really enjoyed.

Thomas Dsouza on 01 June 2016 08:42:17 GMT

Well organised. Good weather, good food, good crowd, everything was very enjoyable. In total a day out worth it. Fully enjoyed. Thanks UKKONKANS Office bearers and you all who attended

Fun and Energy in display at UK Konkans' 2016 Annual Picnic

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