Konkani music has witnessed incredible growth over the years. Talented lyricists, composers, music arrangers and singers have been constantly working to enrich Konkani music. This time it’s getting even bigger. An upcoming sensational Konkani musical album ‘Hero – Only Yours’ will feature an acclaimed bollywood playback singer. The album, set to release on April 10 is expected to set a new benchmark in Konkani music. The bollywood’s most sensational and mesmerizing singer Kunal Ganjawala of ‘Bheege Hont’ fame has lent his melodious voice to a Konkani song for the first time.
The Indian Catholic Youth Movement (ICYM) Moodubelle Unit celebrated fortieth anniversary (Ruby Jubilee) of its foundation on Sunday, 8 February 2015 with the Udupi Diocesan Level ‘Yuva Konkani Festh’ from 9 am to 5 pm with holy mass, grand procession, innovative inauguration, varieties of competition, appreciative valedictory function and declaration of winners. Around 700 ICYM members representing different parishes into five deaneries participated in the ‘Yuva Konkani Festh’.
Udupi/Shirva: Centenary of Our Lady of Health Church celebrated with solemn thanksgiving mass, felicitation and community meal
The Centenary of Our Lady of Health Church, Shirva was celebrated on Saturday, 31 January 2015 in a memorable manner with solemn thanksgiving mass offered by four Bishops-Most Rev. Dr. Aloysisu P. D’Souza, Bishop of Mangalore as the chief celebrant, Most Rev. Dr. Gerald Isaac Lobo, Bishop of Udupi, Most Rev. Dr. Antony Fernandes, retired Bishop from Bareily and Most Rev. Dr. Pius D’Souza, Bishop of Ajmer along with Msgr. Batist Menezes, Vicar General of Udupi, Rev. Fr. Riachard Coelho, former parish priest of Shirva.
Shirva: Historic Horekanike Procession marks the beginning of Centenary celebration of Our Lady of Health Church
The unprecedented historic Horekanike procession on Thursday, 29 January 2015 from 4 pm to 6pm marked the commencement of the Centenary celebration of Our Lady of Health Church, Shirva. There was overwhelming participation by not only the parishioners of Shirva but also from other parishioners within the Shirva Varado and also from neighbouring parishes such as Moodubelle and Udupi. Other organizations such USWAS from Dubai, SWAK from Kuwait and Tempo and Rickshaw Owners and Drivers Association and individuals also participated in the horekanike procession.
As the Church dedicated to Our Lady of Health at Shirva-the Mother Parish of Belle, Mudarangadi, Shankerpura, Pernal, Pamboor, Kalatthur and Yermal, completes a century of its inauguration and blessing by the then Bishop of Mangalore, Most Rev. Paul Perini on 9 February 1915, it would be interesting to know the historical background of the foundation of the church.The origin of Christianity in South Kanara comprising of the present districts of Udupi and Dakshina Kannada. [By Dr Eugene DSouza]
Since independence, India’s progress has been exceptional and notable in many ways. Various stalwarts in their own capacity have strived for the progress and development of our nation. India has witnessed increasing economic growth, improved literacy rate and substantial improvement in various sectors. India is seen amongst the fastest growing economies in the world over the last couple of years.
Mount Rosary Church is situated at a distance of 63 kms to the north of Mangalore and 5 kms from Udupi, and is surrounded by Kallianpur-Milagres, Kemannu, Thottam, Kolalgiri, Brahmavar, and Udupi parises. It is strategically located close to the NH 66. Comprising of 443 families, Mount Rosary Parish has a Catholic population of over 1300. The magnificent newly constructed Mount Rosary Church will be inaugurated and consecrated by the Bishop of Udupi, Most Rev. Dr. Gerald Isaac Lobo
Solemnity and gaiety marked the celebration of Christmas in St. Lawrence Church, Moodubelle on the evening of 24 December 2014. The atmosphere in the church and surrounding premises was befitting the celebration of the great feast of the birth of Jesus. The main altar was aesthetically decorated; the facade of the church was pleasingly illuminated and next to the newly built grotto was the laboriously assembled crib.
‘If our greatest need had been information, God would have sent us an educator. If our greatest need had been technology, God would have sent us a scientist. If our greatest need had been money, God would have sent us an economist. If our greatest need had been pleasure, God would have sent us an entertainer. But our greatest need was forgiveness, so God sent us a Saviour,’ Max Lucado. If you go around the city, you will see lots of homes getting ready for Christmas. You will see beautiful and elegant Christmas decorations prepping the neighborhood.
The harsh reality of life on this earth is that one day it will all turn to dust and no one can escape this truth. However the word ‘cruel’ itself will have a new meaning now in a way not just a young cricketer but a human being as such has been snatched away from us. The deep shock and utter disbelief of this cruel tragedy transcends sports, religions, nations, faiths and present English language has no words to truly express the heartfelt grief..
A visit to Joida taluk the green heaven, sparkling Kali River with the backdrop of the evergreen forest, the lush sanctuary and a Birder’s paradise. Our visit included Nujji, Patne, Henkola and Dandeli, bliss to every nature lover. It gave the opportunity to experience the magnetism of wilderness amidst lush forests. The serene mountain range of Western Ghats engulfed in a covering of greenery and a white shroud of mist.Uttara Kannada district is one of the biggest districts of our State with abundant natural resources..[By Sapna Noronha]
This summer I had an opportunity see and feel Niagara Falls. First I happened to visit Canada side of it. Two weeks later we traveled from Maryland to Niagara of US side and spent two days and fortunate to see Niagara by night under the colorful lights. Niagara Falls originates from glaciers and is a collective name for three waterfalls (Horseshoe Falls, American Falls and Bridal Veil Falls) at the international boarder of Canada and USA. It is precisely situated between the province of Ontario (Canada) and New York State of USA..[By Ronald Saby]
I was in just grade two then, studying in St. John’s Primary School at Shankerpura. It was our class teacher taking kannada class and reciting poem GovinaHadu and all of a sudden tears rolled down my eyes fell on the slate erasing first letters I wrote. I was nothing sort of but a Punyakoti’s son, having lost my mother in my birth and it was my grandmother who brought me up. My class teacher noticed my tears, rushed to me, hugged and said, Story of Punyakoti is not real one, it’s just an imagination of a poet. I sobbed and went home with a hope that Punyakoti..[By Alphonse Mendonsa]
While walking on the neatly interlocked broad and clean pavement of Dubai Silicon Oasis with my parents during the last summer, I saw a few DSO workers picking up the plastic bottles and plastic waste with their pick sticks. I asked my parents, why they pick up that plastic bottles and waste. They told me this: “They collect this waste for recycling. Recycling is, processing used material (waste) into new useful products...[By Brent Adrial DSouza]