Coastweek-- Dar es salaam Lohana community under
the chairmanship of Navinbhai Kanabar is all set to host the 35th
Lohana Sports and Cultural festival during the forthcoming
Christmas period 2018, confirmed Sunny Ruparelia; convener for
Public Relations (PR).
This is the 6th time Dar es
Salaam will host a festival, last being in 2012.
Dar es Salaam is the largest city and
economic capital of Tanzania.
Located in a quiet bay off the Indian
The festival will be held between 22
nd to 25th December 2018.
The host Centre Dar es Salaam Lohana
Community - through the Sports and Cultural Organizing
Committee, is planning and working hard to win the hearts and
strengthen the bond with its colourful and dynamic
representation; said Sonal Ganatra(Director of Public Relations
The Seven centres; Mombasa, Nairobi,
Nakuru, Kisumu, Kampala, Mwanza and Dar es Salaam are expected
to participate in this festival, which is known to be the
largest Lohana gathering.
The festival was started in Kisumu
during the Easter Holidays of 1974. D.P Mandavia, Subhash Modi
and Jayantbhai Badiani are the founder members.
After the success of the last festival
in December 2016 in the town of Kisumu; Kenya, the Dar es Salaam
committee have got some exciting things planned for their home
They promise for it to be bigger and
better than before.
Mr. Pulin Manek is chairing the 2018
festival and is joined by his organising committee Dr Vishal
Lalseta(vice chairman), Situ Ramji(festival secretary), Kishen
Somaiya (festival treasurer), Punit Rughani (festival sports
convener). The team also includes; Leena Lakhani, Nishita Davda,
Shilpa Kara, Alpa Pattani, Bijal Mehta, Dr Sabrina Lalseta,
Ankeet Modi, Puneet Mehta, Amal Somaiya, Dr Malav Manek, Vijay
Jobanputra, Samir Manek, Prahlad Nathwani, Pratish Kara, Sunny
Ruparelia, Krupa Vithlani, Amrish Rughani, Bindu Sangani, Nikesh
Mehta, Annd karia, Chandni Mehta , and Kishore Modi.
Furthermore there are other members
who are a key to the LSCF executive committee whose are
appointed by respective centres.
These include; Vinay Dawda (Secretary
General), Manish Rughani (Immediate Past SG), Anand Gadhia
(Director of Cultural and Decorations), Gopal Savani (Director
of Sports), Raj Pabari (Deputy Director of Sports), Dharam Datta
(Director of Logistics and Venues), Ashish Lakhani (Director of
registration and information), Deep Bhayani (Director of Medical
and Emergencies), Nishita Davda (Director of Accomodations),
Sonal Ganatra (Director of PR), Chirag Chotai (Director of
Transport and Security), Sachin Sedani (Deputy Director of
Transport and Security), Surendra Anadkat (Director of Special
Events), Neal Karia (Director of Voluteers Convener), Ravi Sodha
(Director of Trophies), Hemal Majithia (Director of Catering),
Hemal Sachdev (Director of Finance and Budget), Aatish Sachdev
(Director of IT and Communications).
Nayan Chotai and Kirti Morjaria will
also be apart of the committee.
During the three day sports and
cultural festival there will be various friendly and competitive
games held; including badminton, cricket, darts, football, golf,
marathon, snooker, squash, swimming, table tennis, tennis, throw
ball and volleyball.
Before and during the festival
everyone will be able to connect to the web portal (www.lscfea.org)
to be informed about the latest on the festival, online
registration for the sports and culture participants and more;
said Ankeet Modi (The IT Convener).
The funding for this festival has been
undertaken by contributions from all East African Lohana