The Annual Civil Service Kermesse was held on Sunday 5 Nov. 2017 at Gymkhana Football Ground Vacoas . The event was organised by the Public Officers’ Welfare Council (POWC), under the Ministry of Civil Service and Administrative Reforms. The POWC is a corporate body operating under the aegis of the Ministry of Civil Service and Administrative Reforms. Its main purpose is to promote the welfare of public officers and their families. The Council’s objective is to organise recreational and leisure activities such as Civil Service kermesse, sports competitions (Badmintion, Volleyball, Football), culinary exhibition, debate and essay competitions.