July 8, 2017
The Raindrops Monsoon Fiesta, on July 8, 2017, the celebration of the second anniversary of the ‘KCA Monsoon Theme’ Social was attended by over 200 Members, their families, friends, and children at the premises of KCA, Mumbai. The KCA Cultural and Recreation Team, often tasked with planning and organising Socials, infused fresh ideas into the tried and tested ‘Live Musical Evening and Banquet Dinner’, and invoked amongst the social gathering – genuine realisation, appreciation, and celebration of a memorable and enthralling evening.
The Raindrops Monsoon Fiesta commenced with the KCA Young Achievers Awards Ceremony. In keeping with the tradition of recognising the academic achievements of children amongst our community of Members, the Managing Council of KCA, Mumbai, revived the KCA Young Achievers Awards. This year, the Awards was designed to commemorate and felicitate young achievers for their excellence, skill, and talent in the categories of academics, sports, and music.
Ms. Anna Correa (KCA Life Member and Principal of St. Stanislaus High School) delivered a short key note address on the significance of the Awards, and the impact its recognition will have in motivating and spurring the Young Achievers into higher realms of excellence. Mr. Praveen Pereira (Hon. Secretary) gave the audience a brief insight into the accomplishments of each of the Young Awardees.
At the Awards Ceremony, 15 children of KCA Members, were honoured for their excellence and achievements, and each of them were felicitated and presented with a Certificate of Honour and a Cash Award. The KCA Junior Athletics Team were also honoured for winning the Team Athletics Championship in the Bandra Neighbourhood Winter Festival 2016, and Catholic Gymkhana Annual Athletic Meet 2017.
[Click here to view the list, categories, and photographs of the Young Achievers honoured at the Awards Ceremony
The Cultural and Recreation Team would like to thank the parent community of Members for sharing the accomplishments of their children with us, thereby, allowing the larger community of KCA Members to collectively celebrate the achievements of these Young Achievers; and sincere appreciation for the support extended by the Managing Council in making the Awards possible.
The latest issue of ‘Amchi Khobor’, i.e., Vol. 2, Issue No. 2, titled ‘The Spirit of Enterprise‘, containing numerous insightful articles, was released by Dr. Christopher Rego, Senior Member of KCA and former Member of the Managing Council of the Association.
[Click here to view / download the latest issue of Amchi Khobor
The husband wife duo of ‘Michael and Sunita’, renowned for their regaling performances at many a five star hotels, clubs and gymkhanas, kicked off the merriment for the evening with their live music performances, standing true to their repertoire of delivering rendition of good live music and entertainment. ‘Michael and Sunita’ connected beautifully with the gathering, and the richness and depth of their live performance at the Raindrops Monsoon Fiesta, remains a memorable experience voiced by numerous Members and Guests.
Members and Guests were provided with beverages and a spread of delectable dishes for dinner, and as the evening wore on in celebration, it was gratifying to observe the gathering having a wonderful time, building relationships, forging friendships, and breathing renewed vigour, energy, life and vitality to the social calendar of this 116 year old institution.
The resonance and grandeur of the Raindrops Monsoon Fiesta, being spoken about with immense positivity in many circles, has created a ripple effect of demand amongst Members and Guests, for similar and frequent Socials to be held at the KCAi.
The Cultural and Recreation Team takes this opportunity to express its appreciation to all those who took time away from their schedules, to honour and appreciate our Young Achievers, and to celebrate the spirit of Monsoon with our community of Members and Guests. Till then, we warmly wish you and your family a ‘Happy and Safe Monsoon’.
Cultural and Recreation Team