He also introduced the new
Secretary General Hemal Sachdev from Arusha,
Tanzania who was elected during the Annual General
meeting held in Dar es Salaam.
started with a colourful and mind-blowing opening
ceremony, reports Subhash Modi.
Sports Games commenced on day two with a one of
kind ‘carnival themed evening.’
On the third evening a cultural night was
presented to the Audience, where all centres from
East Africa showcased great talent with youths and
adults taking part. On the last evening of festival,
the sports participants were honoured with winners
and runners up awards before the closing ceremony.
All the evening events took place at the Aga Khan
Diamond Jubilee Hall; confirmed Sunny Ruparelia
Festival Public Relations Convener.
Pulin Manek, highly appreciated the Secretary
General Vinay Dawda for his timely and helpful
guidance throughout the festival.
He also acknowledged all the Festival organising
team, various committees, all the participating
centres, sponsors, volunteers and all those who
worked around the clock to make the festival a huge
Manek also paid glowing tributes to the host
Chairman Navinbhai Kanabar and his management
committee for their support.
Festival Secretary Situ Ramji, briefly
highlighted the overall trophy winners for the
Dar es Salaam took top honours for Badminton,
Cricket, Football, Marathon, Tennis, Snooker,
Swimming and volleyball.
Nairobi took top honours for Darts, Golf, Table
Tennis and joint winners for Squash with Kisumu, who
were also winners for Throwball, Ramji confirmed