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YMCA Bahrain holds ‘Glorious Light’

TDT | Manama                      

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YMCA Bahrain, which is affiliated to the National Council of YMCA’s of India, held its 2022 Christmas Carol program titled “Glorious Light”.

The Carols were presented by its 60-member choir led by the Choir Director, Mr Shajimon Christudas, at the New Seasons Hall, Adhari on 10 Dec from 7.30pm to 9.30pm.

The event was open to all and was attended by 450 guests. Priests, pastors and members of many churches attended the program. It was opened with a prayer by Rev. Dileep Davidson Mark, Vicar of Bahrain CSI church.

The MC for the evening was Mr Jiju Verghese, the treasurer of YMCA Bahrain. The Presidential and Welcome address was given by YMCA Bahrain President Mr Soman Baby. In his speech, Mr Soman thanked the Ambassador of Inda to the Kingdom of Bahrain, H.E. Piyush Srivastava, for accepting the invitation as Chief Guest and coming for the event.

He also thanked Ms Hala Almoayyed, Executive Director of Almoayyed Contracting Group, for accepting the invitation as the Guest of Honour. He also thanked Mr Dilip George, CEO of Foulath Holdings and Bahrain Steels, the Patron and Supporter Mr Jeeben V. Kurian, Executive Director of Al Namal Holdings and VKL Group, and welcomed all dignitaries and guests.

Ambassador Srivastava delivered a speech in which he said that Bahrain has become a role model for harmony and co-existence, and highlighted the ties between the Kingdom and India. He expressed his happiness that YMCA Bahrain is taking the lead in conducting this Christmas Carol program.

YMCA is a youth association with presence all across the world. The Ambassador encouraged YMCA Bahrain to organise more activities focusing on collaborating the youth of both India and Bahrain. He also wished the guests a Happy Bahrain National Day and extended his blessings for a joyous Christmas and Happy New Year.

Ms Hala delivered a speech in which she mentioned that she is honoured to be with YMCA Bahrain during this festive season and said that the Choir sounded angelic. She appreciated Mr Soman for leading the wonderful team of YMCA and was happy that Mr Shajimon, the Manager Projects of their Electrical team is leading the Choir.

Ms Hala added that this event brings people of different races, religions and cultures together, and mentioned that since inception, the YK Almoayyed Group has thrived in a multi-cultural environment. She congratulated everyone and wished YMCA all success.

Mementos were presented by YMCA Bahrain in the presence of its Office Bearers and Committee members to Ambassador Srivastava, Ms Hala, Mr George, Mr Kurian and Mr Shajimon. Other dignitaries were Dr Hana Kanoo, Education Senior Executive of Bahrain Economic Development Board, Ms Jo Diciolla, Choir Director of Manama Singers, Mr Koshy Samuel, President of World Malayalee Federation, Mr Nithyan Thomas, KCA President, Mr Francis, Chairman of Bahrain Media City, and Mr Sandeep Agarwal, Director of BEMCO.

The Choir sang nine melodious carols and the audience had a wonderful evening of praise and worship. The MC Mr Jiju enthralled the audience and ensured their participation. Mr Shibu Thomas, Secretary of YMCA Bahrain, proposed the vote of thanks. Closing Prayer was done by Rev. Father Sunil Kurian Baby, Asst. Vicar of St. Mary’s Indian Orthodox Cathedral, Bahrain.


Indian Ambassador Piyush Srivastava


Ms Hala Almoayyed