With great pleasure we, Belle Parishioners residing in the UAE welcome you into this website. We are Belle Parishioners. Belle is a beautiful, peaceful & a happy parish. Geographically it makes its existence between Western Ghats and Arabian Sea. This territory belongs to Udupi District, besides, it shares it borders with Shirva, Pamboor, Katapady, Udupi, Manipal & Kanajar Parishes. This is our homeland. Humorously it is often said that agriculture is our culture. But it is fast changing with the modern world. Even then, we get to see plenty of paddy cultivation. Now a days cultivation of Jasmine flowers, coconut, aracknut, sugarcane and poultry farming is on the rise. Landscape of Belle (Moodubelle) forms a natural beauty with lots of mountains, forests, large modern houses and the desire for it with good architecture indicates growth of economics and prosperity. Basically people of Belle are hardworking, simple, affectionate and god fearing.
Today around 400 people from Belle are spread and working in various parts of Emirates, for survival and in order to fetch a better future for themselves and their family members.
Though Belle Parishioners were living in the UAE for the past 40 years, relationship and contacts were limited to individuals. Over the years, desire to develop further friendship & relation among each other was growing stronger. Whole credit/appreciation goes to Mr. Edward Aranha and Leo D'Souza for providing momentum to this thought. As a fruit of their unending efforts, it surfaced in December 2000 - Belle Parishioners Ekthar".
At present in this Ekthar 120 members with their families interact with each other and their great enthusiasm and participation brought mega success to our endeavors. In terms of motivation it is often said that 1 + 1 = 11 and more. In our case it is 250 and more. This one year old association has already handled many events successfully and hoping to undertake higher assignments & projects in the near and distant future.
- The Ekthar which started with many dreams and hopes, holds following main aims.
- To unite all Belle Parishioners under one umbrella.
- Providing active support and co-ordination towards various development projects of the parish.
- To organize various social & cultural events and strengthen unity between members.
- To help Belle Parishioners living in the UAE in the hour of need
We are proud to say that considerable efforts have been put forward on above objectives. Four get together made to know each others and improved relationship. Created an 'Education Fund' for helping poor children's educations. UAE special edition of 'SUVAD' Belle Parishioners magazine was sponsored and published, also helped improved its financial condition, motivated amateur writers and literature field. Financial help for construction of St. Anthony Church of Kunthalnagar and a donation for the construction of Jebel Ali Church in Dubai.