Wish you and family a very happy Onam!
Thank you for attending and supporting 2016 Onam celebration on Sept 10. I have been receiving many highly positive comments from numerous attendees for the successful execution of the event.
Even though I am happy to hear the compliments, the people who deserve the salute are many committed board members and volunteers from the community, who incessantly worked as a team to make it a grand success.
Since the turnout was far beyond our most optimistic estimates, we had some unexpected challenges. It is highly commendable that the community was very understanding and did not complain about the inconveniences.
While it is not possible to name a very large number of people who helped to make the event a success, here is a summary of the effort that went into event execution.
Sadya: Ramesh Krishnan and Manoj Prabhu were the architects of planning and execution of the traditional sadya. They designed detailed plan, assembled various cooking teams, identified leads, gathered volunteers and executed the plan with precision. Additionally, they assembled the volunteer team for serving the food. A large number of volunteers helped cooking and serving. if I start listing their names, I’m sure, I will miss someone. I do appreciate the effort of every one of them. Sorry for not individually naming them in this post.
Opening Program: Aswathy Muttasseril envisioned, choreographed and trained performers that resulted in a visual treat to the community. It is arguably the biggest opening performance ever, in an MMA event, with about 100 performers. It was the result of unnumbered hours of hard work and talent.
Stage Decoration: Vidya & Guhan Vaidyanathan designed and created the wonderful stage decoration, with the help from volunteers and board members.
M.C: Sona Nair, Arun (DJ) and Kamala Nair did an excellent job in entertaining the audience
Light & Audio: Subash Thomas and Santhosh James flawlessly supported the performers for the audio and video
Back Stage/Green Room: Geetha Das and Binoy Bahuleyan made sure there were no hiccups in the flow of performances
Sponsors/Media Promotion/Opening Program coordination: Sunitha Pilla
Program coordination/Competitions : Geetha Das
Front Desk/Registration: Jince Joseph, Mathew Jose, Girish Nair, Tijo
Finance: Mathew Jose
Communication: Santhosh James
Photo: Sunny Augustin, Josh Nair and Jose Mathew volunteered to capture the moments
Video Recording: Sudheer Prem and Ranjith Moolayil volunteered to record the events.
Overall adviser: Suresh Nair
Greeting: Namitha Nair (Amy) and Kamala Nair (Ammu)
Overall coordination: Binoy Bahuleyan
I apologize for the inconveniences and mistakes, if any. We promise to work harder to live up to the expectations of the community.
Thanks again for all your support.