Bellevision Bahrain forms 8-member Committee, elects Arun Fernandes as Prez

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By Niloufer Quadros
Pics: Mario Fernandes
Bellevision Media Network

Bahrain, 04 Feb 2019: As was once rightly said by the world famous baseball player, Babe Ruth, ‘The way a team plays as a whole, determines its success. You may have the greatest bunch of individual stars in the world, but if they don’t play together, the club won’t be worth a dime.’ Even if we stress on this for the umpteenth time, will it not suffice. The legendary slogan of Bellevision Bahrain “Striving for Togetherness’ is the catalyst that has once again served in bringing the Bellevision Bahrain family together to enter into its ninth year of glory.


The installation of the 2019 Executive Committee was held at the Papillon Restaurant Banquet Hall on Thursday 31st January 2019. The event was diligently organized in a manner that was vibrant, contagious and exuberant. It began with the registration of the members at the registration desk which was well managed by Hilda D’sa and Preethi Pinto.


The curtain raiser for the program was conducted by the dashing and vivacious Ivan D’souza. This was followed by the prayer dance by Nikitha, Erina, Jennifer and Alisha. The bright and graceful youngsters, with their elegant performance, exhibited that dance is a communication between body and soul, to express that which is too deep to find words for. The presence of the Almighty amidst us in all our functions at Bellevision Bahrain is one of the core reasons for it to reach its pinnacle today.


The new committee members came up on stage to enact a short but evocative skit which emphasized that we are all blessed with talents and it takes a supportive and interactive community, just like our Bellevision Bahrain, to recognize and channelize it under the guidance and encouragement of a dynamic leader..



This was followed by the formal installation of the new executive committee of Bellevision Bahrain for the year 2019 by Joel D’Sa.

President: Arun Fernandes
Vice President: Rony Pinto
General Secretary: Nirmala Fernandes
Assistant General Secretary: Vincent Martis
Treasurer: Veera Noronha
Entertainment Secretary: Preetham Aranha
Sports Secretary: Naveen Mendonca
Membership and Web Coordinator: Niloufer Quadros


To mark the new and auspicious beginning, the delicious cake by Naveen Mendonca was cut by the Executive Committee. The outgoing committee was felicitated by Fr. Darel Fernandes with a memento.


In his presidential speech, the new president requested the usual support and cooperation from all its members and citing the words of Henry Ford pointed out that focusing on finding remedies rather than faults goes a long way in the determining the success of any association.


Bellevision Bahrain proudly felicitated Dr. Calvin, son of our members Mr. Victor and Anitha Almeida, who achieved his MBBS degree with flying colours. Likewise, newlywed Shawn and Pearl Machado were congratulated and wished a blissful married life.


It was now time for some hard core entertainment. The evening had a myriad of events to offer under the anchorage of the magnificent duo, Ivan D’souza and Nirmala Fernandes.




The dance performance by Alan, Anora, Ethan, Iral, Reeva and Simone, who danced to the tune of Boney M., was pure entertainment. Our Bellevision vocalists, Ivan Sequeira and Preetham Aranha, through their melodious songs, demonstrated their mastery over voice modulation, pitch, rhythm and tone and kept the audience mesmerized.

The endearing dance by the very talented Ries and Reeve left the crowd wanting for more. The adorable little Alec’s performance pulled at the heartstrings of the audience. The other highlights of the evening were various games including housie, colouring competition for kids and other spot games, which kept the audience entertained and lucky winners walked away with fabulous prizes.

Nikitha Fernandes along with the other kids offered the grace before meals and all proceeded for a sumptuous dinner.

The vote of thanks was proposed by our Assistant General Secretary, Vincent Martis, who expressed wholehearted gratitude to all the members and sponsors for their constant support.

The evening was filled with melodious music by DJ Alwyn. The unforgettable moments were captured by Mario Fernandes.
It was indeed a remarkable evening, which once again showed the unity of its members, which has always been the very pillar for the success of Bellevision Bahrain, as all look forward to another splendid and fruitful year.

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