Tanzania Daily News (Dar es Salaam)

30 December 2012

Tanzania: Lohana Sports and Cultural Festival Ends in Style

THE five-day 32nd Lohana Sports and Cultural Festival ended in a style at Water World with the Fun Day Picnic in Dar es Salaam on Thursday.

Hosts Dar es Salaam dominated the festival and the show in sports, cultural and organisation followed by Nairobi, Mombasa, Mwanza and Nakuru. Dar es Salaam were the overall winners in badminton, throw ball, swimming, marathon and football and were also runners up in darts and volleyball.

Nairobi were the overall winners in golf, table tennis and were runners up in cricket, badminton and throw ball, while Mombasa Centre showed their class in cricket and were runners up in table tennis, marathon and swimming.

Mwanza were the overall winners in volleyball while Nakuru were runners up in Golf. Coordinator of the festival, Subhash Modi described the event as successful.

"Dar es Salaam Lohana Mahajan and the Community members must be congratulated for great work and for being wonderful hosts," said Modi, who is also one of the festival founders and past Secretary General.

Current Secretary General, Manish Rughani confirmed that the next festival will be hosted by Kampala Lohana Mahajan Mandal in 2014 and it will be jointly funded by East African Lohana Centres. The festival was held in Dar es Salaam after nearly 14 years.

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