Dammam, Sep 11: Dammam-Khobar Friends Saudi Arabia (DKF Saudi Arabia) celebrated the Nativity of Blessed Virgin Mary in a traditional way along with DKF family members and friends together with 'Novem Jevan' on September 8 at Stella resort, Dammam.
The programme commenced with the welcome speech by DKF president Vijay D’sa followed by a prayer session by DKF cultural secretary Reckson Taccode. The procession of Mother Mary statue was led by baby Amy and baby Siara. The choir was coordinated by Dencil Martis, Rilson Sequeira and Sonia Sequeira. Novem Jevan which was prepared by all the DKF members was served by Edrin D'Costa and Hansie Pinto. Cultural programmes were performed by Jenson Pereira, Franklin Martis, Veryl Alva and Maxim D'Souza. Virtual housiehousie was conducted by Anush D'Souza and Monalisa Britto on this occasion where 150 DKF family members participated from all over the world. This was commenced by well-known emcee 'The Shoe Hostess' by video message. Drawing and singing competitions were conducted for DKF family members by Reckson Taccode.
Games were conducted by Floyed Pinto and Rudy Abreo. The prize distribution was done by Marcel D'Souza and Rovin D'Souza.
Drawing Competition winners:
1. Melina Mathias: Kuntalnagar
2. Edna Machado: Shankarapura, USA
3. Joyce Soares: Taccode
Singing Competition Winners:
1. Marvel D'Souza: Shirva, Bengaluru
2. Sonia Sequeira: Vamanjoor, KSA
3. Liza Ridrigues: Taccode
Drawing & Singing Competition winners (Kids Category):
Maiona D'Souza: Shirva
Kiyan Britto: Udupi
Jacquline Pereira: Niddodi
Jestus Pereira: Niddodi
Rishona Obreo: Kinnigoli
Anora D'Souza: Mumbai
Lisha Ridrigues: Taccode
Renishia Pinto: Taaccode