Doha: A day full of fun at Bellevision Qatar picnic

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By Victor DSouza, Doha
Bellevision Media Network

Doha, 20 November 2010: The day we all were eagerly waiting had come. Members of Bellevision Qatar with their families and friends had a great picnic at Al Shamal Gardens on 19 November 2010. The main focus of the picnic was to get relaxed, refreshed and to bring the community together, make new friends and have fun. The picnic was organized by Lucas Castelino, Anil Mathias and Avith Lobo with guidance by Therese Dalmeida.


All of us showed up at the meeting point near Qatar University and as we reached the place, the sun was just rising over the sand dunes. There after in a convoy we travelled by cars together, lead by John D’Souza who is one of the senior most residents among us in Qatar. We stopped at Al Khor corniche for breakfast and had pre arranged steam hot breakfast idli-chatni-sambar with tea.


After breakfast we travelled towards Al Shamal Gardens. The garden surrounded by lush green trees, beautifully landscaped, manicured lawns and pathways. We camped under a large tree. The pleasant weather was just perfect for us. This picnic brought together old friends and new for a relaxing day of fun, games, food and interesting conversing.


In her inaugural speech, President Therese Dalmeida thanked everyone for coming and also appreciated each and everyone who worked hard for this picnic. She emphasized on the goal of the Bellevision community, which is building a peaceful community and help each others at the time of need. She also called upon more people from the community to join and make this as a strong unit. She invited everyone to have fun and have a great day of picnic.


We had no idea from the word go what was in store for us. Lucas, Anil and Avith had arranged everything under the guidance of Therese, surprised us with everything, starting from the breakfast until the end. There were games such as Passing the ball, balloon race, couples tying belt by single hand and Tug of war. The games were conducted by Avith Lobo, Kenneth Coello and Sunil.


Tug of war was the highlight of all the games. The slithering and slippery grounds only made the tug of war contest even more enjoyable. First it was ladies who pulled the rope as they gritted their teeth and showed their mettle and tenacity. And then it was the turn of men who flexed their muscles and demonstrated their killer instincts and winning edge.



After the tough tug of war, everyone sat and enjoyed playing anthakshari. In between the games snacks and juices were served and no one knew how the good time has passed away in that fantastic atmosphere. The lunch was chicken biriyani from the restaurant, Mable Martis, Tina Castelino and Lucas Castelino helped in serving the delicious meal.


Bingo was conducted by Avith and Anil after lunch. Lucas Castelino, John D’Souza, Anil Fernandes, Philip Andrade and Steven made every one laugh with their chain of jokes one after the other during relaxing after lunch and Bingo. Then followed the prize distribution ceremony conducted by Avith Lobo. After all the fun and games, the fine day of picnic was over.


Avith Lobo in his vote of thanks thanked the President and everyone for making this picnic possible. He also, congratulated and appreciated each and everyone, especially Lucas and Anil who worked to make this picnic a great success. He called upon every one to get together for more such events, which will get the community together. Therese Dalmeida narrated the objectives of Bellevision and called upon everyone to contribute towards Bellevision and the community in whatever way possible. Victor D’Souza explained on the various services rendered by Bellevision web site and called upon everyone to make use of the various columns and place their ads or provide sponsorship available at web site.


The entire day was enjoyed in peace and harmony far away from the daily routine activities. It was just another fantastic day which everyone will surely remember.



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Valerian Menezes, Moodubelle/Melbourne Mon, November-22-2010, 9:47
I was very happy to see all my friends specially Lucas,Ovin.You gyes rock allways.keep up the good work.All the best Bellevision Doha.
J Rebello, Doha Sun, November-21-2010, 11:30
It was a day of fun and joy and no doubt, everyone has enjoyed it. Thanking you for giving us an opportunity to join you on this fun filled day. Wishing you all the best. Thank you Victor for your quick report and beautiful photographs.
Fr Paul sequeira, moodubelle Sun, November-21-2010, 12:42
Congrtulstions to the President members of the BELLEVISION- QATAR.Coming together is success indeed.May this Picnic recharge you with enthusiasm.Thanks Victor for the nice report. FrPaul, Moodubelle.
Simon Castelino, Belle /Kalmady /Jeddah Sat, November-20-2010, 8:04
Nice to see Devaragudde families in Doha get toughter.
Therese Dalmeida, Moodubelle/Doha Sat, November-20-2010, 3:41
Thanks a lot to Victor for the beautiful report and photographs of BV. piknic.It was really a pleasant and enjoyable day,because of good team spirit.On this event we could notice the hidden talents of our people specially with the youths, who were so active and dynamic.Once again thank you very much Victor as you are a silent hard worker.When it comes to Bellevision nothing seems to be much for you.God bless you.
Milind, Mumbai Sat, November-20-2010, 12:35
It seems that every member of the Picnic enjoyed the fun.It is good place for a one day picnic.After watching all nice clips i cud imagine the spirit of the Picnic.bye.
Francis J. Saldanha, Moodubelle / Bahrain Sat, November-20-2010, 10:59
B.V. Qatar picnic pictorial report by Victor was fantastic! Good to see almost all the Belleans in Qatar under one roof and that too having a lot of fun… Nice to see Bavoji and Alli bai... enjoying a day out!
Eugene DSouza, Moodubelle Sat, November-20-2010, 4:16
It seems that the Bellevisopn-Doha (Qatar) members had a wonderful time enjoying their annual picnic. The report and pictures by Victor manifest the joy and fun that everyone had on the field. Happy to see brother John and sister-in-law-Alice having real fun.
Staney D Souza, Dubai Sat, November-20-2010, 2:08
Nice to see all Belleans coming together as one family. We could see lot of new faces with great enthusism. You guys rock!!! Thanks Victor for good coverage.
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