World Goa Day, the 11th August 2019, dawned bright & sunny after nearly 2 weeks of rainy, inclement weather! We were brimming with enthusiasm! The ambience at the Jayamahal Palace Hotel was spectacular with the green lawn and lovely decor. As the crowd kept trickling in, the well planned program got underway with the icebreaker of the Past & Present President vying for "The NERDIEST PRESIDENT" prize with some tough questions on the history of Goa! Adele & Daphne tied for that title but in true Goenkar spirit the present president stepped back & Daphne Smith was crowned the winner!
A fabulous Cultural Competition followed compered by our very own secretary Samantha. The creative team of Aiona, Elaine, Pamela , Linette & Daphne along with Samantha did a splendid job. The Culinary Competition Goenchem Jevonn saw record entries with Aslam & Jovina as judges. And then, we had Goa's leading comedian Succorine Bai to keep us rocking & rolling....with laughter! The Costume Competition was fabulous with the Reita Faria & Fr. Joseph Vaz to Mario Miranda, Bruno Coutinho & Lata Mangeshkar, participants both young & not so young! Fausto & Mildred were the judges. The food absolutely yummy & flowing beverages added to the festive feel. Foot-tapping music across all genres saw the dance floor packed to capacity with Succorine herself leading the dancers!
The KGA kids korner had all the kids deeply engrossed in their art & the Novelty stall with the kids themselves selling beautiful starry hairbands & sticker stars to everyone with Lara winning the Aichem Noketr! Our Emcee Johnathan Smith did an awesome job.
The participation of the entire family young & old is one of the reasons our well wishers are lining up in the desire to join the KGA as Associate Members.Guests still entering the venue at 3pm speaks volumes of the Event.
Viva Goa! Viva KGA!!