A Historic Day for Nalandians Living in the UAE

A Historic Day for Nalandians Living in the UAE

14th November 2014, was a historic day for Nalandians living in the UAE. Thanks to a few committed old Nalandians living in Dubai, Nalanda College Alumni – UAE was formed on this day. The Inaugural Annual General Meeting was held at Chowking Peiking Restaurant Party Hall at Al Ghurair Centre in Dubai, attended by old Nalandians living in the UAE.

In the past, Nalandians were represented by only a selected number of members in activities such as cricket, and bowling. For the first time, Nalanda took part in the Lanka Lions Tag Rugby Tournament held at Dubai Sports City this year and reached the semifinal stage, which was a great achievement. Nalanda has won several accolades in UAE’s event calendar winning the Olcott Schools Cricket Tournament and Lanka Lions Inter School Cricket Tournament. Nalanda College also won the Bowling Tournament organized by Holy Family Convent Old Girls Association in the UAE. Nalanda has also won the Annual Ananda Vs Nalanda big match for 3 consecutive years including last year’s prestigious P D S Kularatne Challenge Trophy.

Given the success of achievements in the sports field, the togetherness between old Nalandians living in the UAE, the need to have an organized social association was badly felt. This resulted in a few committed old Nalandians getting together and devising plans to discuss with Nalanda College OBA in Colombo to establish Nalanda College Alumni – UAE. The constitution has been vetted by NCOBA and the association in the UAE, Nalanda College Alumni – UAE is formed with an affiliation to Nalanda College OBA, Colombo.

The Inaugural Annual general meeting was accordingly held on the 14h of November 2014 and Mr Channa Welihinda was appointed as the first President. The sportsmen who helped carry Nalanda College Flag at many events were also honored with a token of appreciation for their selfless contribution in the sports field at the AGM.

The Objective of NCA-UAE is to grant an opportunity to the Alumni of Nalanda College, Colombo, Sri Lanka., to a) Meet and foster fellowship among themselves by organizing events and projects, b) Represent Nalanda College in other events in the UAE c) Assist the development projects of Nalanda College, Colombo, Sri Lanka and related programs. The first of such events took place on 09th January 2015 when Ananda beat Nalanda at the 7th Ananda Vs Nalanda big match. Nalanda also took part in the Lanka Lions Inter-School Cricket Tournament where Nalanda Silver team led by Manoj Niroshan won the Runners-Up Trophy of the Plate Tournament.

NCA UAE is planning to organize a Seela Pinkama in collaboration with Olcott Schools UAE in February this year. They also plan to organize the annual Maroons Night event on 19th March 2015, in association with Ananda College OBA UAE, where more than 350 guests including old boys of Ananda and Nalanda, their families, friends and well-wishers are expected to attend.

10384452_10203069815574344_6097519255050474026_n10805772_10203069818014405_3328940996588249563_n 10417648_10203069816894377_2238691138040734212_n16402_10203069866455616_5759203525976174900_n 1486718_10203069842695022_5794958599392640900_n67354_10203069800293962_6697522738141235080_nJpeg   1601253_10203069829494692_8842306103061193243_n 10153625_10203069853655296_2758506384556149752_n1510749_10203069812534268_8512943601924718773_n 10363694_10203069846815125_8447957305239971668_n 10731115_10203069805774099_5385096769398678464_n10378065_10203069845975104_7091134690345373544_n   10429479_10203069855095332_8265659968324025977_n 10712997_10203069849895202_5688170968561442773_n  10801813_10203069820454466_2377705030926701768_n   10403261_10203069868975679_3899265858187411644_n

 

Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Current day month ye@r *