ABOUT DAR ES SALAAM
DAR ES SALAAM
Dar es Salaam is the largest city and economic capital of Tanzania. Located in a quiet bay off the Indian Ocean coast, the city has developed into an economic importance to become a prosperous centre of the entire East African region. Its bustling harbour is the main port in Tanzania.
Dar es salaam will host the 35th Lohana Sports & Cultural festival from 22nd December to 28th December 2018.
LOHANA SPORTS & CULTURAL FESTIVAL
It was in the year 1973 Christmas holidays, a team from Nairobi captained by Mr. Subhash R. Modi visited Kisumu and played a game of Cricket. Mr. S. Modi of Nairobi and Mr. D. P. Mandavia of Kisumu were playing together had discussed about the possibility of organizing such tours in future. This was discussed with the then secretary of Kisumu Lohana Youth League Mr. Jayant V. Badiani and all three agreed to organize sports festival during the following Easter holidays.
First Lohana Festival was held in April 1974 at Kisumu with three games, Cricket, Badminton and Volleyball with three centers Kisumu, Nairobi and Mombasa. Floating trophies were donated by Community members of Kisumu. Second festival was held in December I974 at Nairobi with three games. Dar es Salaam Centre was added. It was felt by the centers to have a coordinator for the festival work and Mr. Natubhai Nathwani from Mombasa was appointed as the first Secretary General. Third Festival was held in April 1975 in Mombasa and Table Tennis game was added. Nakuru and Eldoret also joined in the festival this year.
It was difficult to organize the festival twice in a year and a decision was taken to organize festival in December during Christmas holidays every year. As a result of these festivals, our community produces some very good sportsmen in so many games. This festival also gives the opportunity to the community members to generate goodwill fellowship and share each one's ideology.
Excerpt by Mr. D.P Mandavia
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SHREE LOHANA MAHAJAN DAR ES SALAAM
22ND DECEMBER 2018 - 25TH DECEMBER 2018