Ivan Sequeira elected as president of Bellevision Bahrain

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By Rashmi Fernandes
Pics by Rony Fernandes
Bellevision Media Network

Manama, 11 Feb 2018: Bellevision Bahrain stepping into the 8th glorious year, unanimously elected the 8 member Executive Committee for the year 2018 at Papillon Restaurant Banquet Hall recently during their Annual General Meeting.


Each year symbolizes one more step in the process of individual growth. The Association is well known for promoting and identifying talents among members through various entertainment and sports programmes held throughout the year.


To mark the beginning of the New Year, the installation of the 2018 Executive Committee was held at the Papillon Restaurant Banquet Hall on Thursday, 08th February, 2018. The memorable evening started with the registration of the members and the registration desk was well managed by Steevan Lobo. A team of volunteers did a wonderful job in decorating the stage.


The welcome address was delivered by Ivan D’souza and Alfreeda Castelino, followed by the invocation dance by Nikitha and Erina Fernandes and Jennifer D’souza.


Then came the moment wherein Joel D’sa installed the New Executive Committee of Bellevision Bahrain for the year 2018, who wished them all success.

The old Committee was discharged off their duties and the mantle was passed on to the new Committee, comprising of a few experienced stalwarts and some aspiring youngsters, who were as follows:


President                                   :  Ivan Sequeira
Vice President                           :  Nirmala Fernandes
General Secretary                      :  Marita Aranha
Asst. Gen. Secretary                   :  Pramila Dsouza
Treasurer                                    :  Wilroy Dsouza
Entertainment Secretary            :  Preetham Aranha
Sports Secretary                         :  Wilson Dsouza
Membership & Web Coordinator :  Rashmi Fernandes


The executive committee members were referred to the colors of the Rainbow. As a rainbow is made up of seven different colors — violet, indigo, blue, green, yellow, orange and red, each one is exquisite and together they form a rainbow that is unequaled in beauty, likewise, a committee is made up of different types of people. Each person is unique and together become a part of a colorful group unequaled in strength. The members were referred to the tints and shades of the basic colors, wherein they were compared to the many talents and skills that individual members bring to an association.

In his presidential speech, the new President extended a warm welcome to the gathering. He thanked the founding members and the outgoing committee for their laudable job. The outgoing committee was felicitated with a memento.



A farewell was bid to Rynal D’souza son of Ronald and Lorine, Ashel Castelino, daughter of Arun and Alfreeda and Jason Lobo, son of Steevan and Anitha, who will be leaving Bahrain and returning to India for their higher studies and were felicitated thereof by Simon and Precilla Machado and Ronald Fernandes, Siddakatte. BV Bahrain wished them good luck and encouraged them to march forward with determination and confidence and thanked them for all their endeavors in various activities from the inception of Bellevision Bahrain. Their sweet memories will forever remain in our hearts.


The vote of thanks was proposed by the General Secretary, Marita Aranha, expressing wholehearted gratitude to all members and sponsors for their usual support.


When it was time for the much awaited cultural extravaganza, Ivan D’souza and Alfreeda, took charge of hosting the cultural program and did it splendidly and kept the audience glued to their seats with their punchy and witty dialogues.


Ries and Reeve D’souza gave a foot tapping and electrifying Bollywood performance. Nikita, Erina and Annora Fernandes, Alisha and Simone Quadros and Reeva Pinto presented scintillating dance performances, which were applauded by the audience. Their power packed performance was so well synchronized and rhythmic that it stole the hearts of all the spectators. The DJ of the evening Alwyn excellently managed the sound system and music track presentation. The heart touching music of the tiger dance (hulivesha), brought back memories of our hometown and was well enjoyed by all, dancing to the rhythm.


The celebrants of birthday’s and wedding anniversaries for the month of February celebrated by cutting the cake.


A variety of games like spot, couple, group, housie were played which added festive and fun to the evening and the winners walked away with fabulous prizes.


The solemn ceremony was adjourned for a fellowship dinner.


The induction of the new committee will truly add new vigor to the vibrant organization and bolster their efforts in working selflessly. The new leadership will serve the members in pursuit of greater excellence. It was indeed a witness to confluence of vibrant colors, jubilance, creativity and artistic talents of our beloved members. The celebration was the best way to end a meritorious and eventful year and welcome another fruitful one with outstretched arms.


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