May Queen Ball 2014
Written by Griselda Araujo   
Wednesday, 24 September 2014
The May Queen Pageant 2014 hosted by the Indian Social Club – Goan Wing on 23rd May 2014 at Murjan Hall, Civil Aviation Club received an overwhelming response. The most anticipated event exceeded all expectations

The atmosphere was magical.  A26, Goa’s number one band, together with the most sought after compere of Goa, Updesh Swar, captivated the audience with some spectacular performances. In no time they build up a crescendo that got the dance floor jam-packed. The electrifying music set to earsplitting intensity sent the mercury levels rising. Such was the feisty combination between the band and the compere that the ambiance became potent and compelling bringing the audience to their feet in full numbers. Professional sound system was provided by sound partner TALENTZ and every corner of the hall had a display of variety of banners to publish this event and much more.

The highlight of the evening came in the form of the crowning of the May Queen 2014 which was meticulously carried out by a panel of respected judges, Fendofeliz Fernando,Carolann Philips,Dominic Hsieh and Mrs. Bridget Ganguly. There were 16 contestants. Each contestant was a winner in her own way with glamorous looks, a graceful walk and poise. They also responded with quick and intelligent answers to the thought provoking questions shot at them. The judges had a tough time to decide the winner. Mrs. Bridget Ganguly, Convenor,ISC –Charity wing and also one of the esteemed judges said, “The caliber of the young ladies who participated in the May Queen selection was very good, and it was amazing to see the confidence and wherewithal of the younger generation.”

But finally, it was Ms.Iantha Sequeira who was crowned the May Queen 2014. The first runner-up was awarded to Ms.Sanaz Reisi. The second runner-up went to Ms.Scully D’Souza .The other special titles winners were ‘Miss Best Dressed’ which was awarded to Ms.Sanaz Reisi , ‘Miss Best Smile’ was awarded to Miss Maruskha Desouza, ’Miss Photogenic’ was bagged by Ms.Iantha Sequeira and ‘Miss Best Hair’ was awarded to Miss Aigerim  Mia Barrett. All the winners walked away with certificates and gift hampers from our generous sponsors.

Earlier during the event, the convenor ,Mr.Antonio Ansalmo Goes gave a warm welcome to the Chief Guest, His Excellency J.S. Mukul, Indian Ambassador to Oman, the other dignitaries, distinguished guests and all those present for the occasion. This was followed by an address of the Ambassador, J. S. Mukul who heaped praises and best wishes to the Goan community in Oman. Savio Carvalho,Joint Treasurer  ISC-Goan Wing  proposed the vote of thanks on behalf of the Goan wing committee  and in a special way acknowledged and appreciated the support of the sponsors.

A part of the proceeds from the event was presented in the form of a cheque to Madame Yuthar Al Rawahy, Founder & Chairperson, Oman Cancer Association.

All good things come to an end. It was well past midnight and even though the people were asking for more music, the curtains had to be drawn.
 
For all those who participated it will easily be one of the most memorable May Queen Pageant blended with enchanting music, dance and sumptuous dinner. A lot of people went home with valuable and attractive prizes which were given to the winners of the many exciting spot prizes, the traditional novelty dance and lucky entry coupons.

It was indeed an extraordinary festival of dance and thumping music. Indian Social Club – Goan Wing has raised the bar a notch higher for more showpiece events to follow.