Udupi: Daijiworld Weekly’s Udupi Diocese Special Issue Released
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Udupi, 11 Oct 2012: As the preparations for the constitution of the new Diocese of Udupi and installation of Rev. Dr. Gerald Isac Lobo as the first Bishop of the Diocese of Udupi are in full swing, Daijiworld Weekly in its unique way has added colour to the twin celebration by bringing out ‘Udupi Diocese Special’ comprising of 32 pages, double of the normal size of the Weekly.
A brief but meaningful function to release the ‘Daijiworld Weekly Udupi Diocese Special” was held at the Cathedral Office of the newly designated Milagres Cathedral on Thursday, October 11, 2012 at 4 pm. The function was presided over by Rev. Fr. Stany B. Lobo, parish priest of Milagres Cathedral. Hemacharya-Editor-in-chief of Daijiworld Weekly, Melwyn Rodrigues-Director of Daijiworld Operations, Dr. Gerald Pinto-Convener of the Publicity Committee and Kevin Rodrigues-Daijiworld Udupi Bureau Chief were on the dais. Daijiworld Weekly Team as well as some of those who have been associated with the special issue by contributing articles were also present for the function.
At the outset, Kevin Rodrigues welcomed the gathering following which Rev. Fr. Stany B. Lobo released the special issue of Daijiwoprld Weekly and distributed to all those who were present for the function.
Hemacharya in his brief introduction narrated the reason behind bringing out the Udupi Diocese Special Issue of Daijiworld Weekly. He said that as we live in a cosmopolitan society, it is important that we have an integrated approach in our media where we give information about other religious beliefs and cultures. By bringing out the special issue related to the constitution of the new Diocese of Udupi and installation of the first Bishop, Daijiworld has shown its solidarity with the new Diocese of Udupi and assured that Daijiworld will be associating itself with the future developments in the new Diocese of Udupi.
Rev. Fr. Stany B. Lobo greatly appreciated the cover page of the special issue which depics, besides a dignified picture of Rev. Dr. Gerald Isac Lobo, the representation of Christian symbols with the altar of the Milagres Cathedral, and facades of two churches along with the entrance gate of Shri Krishna Temple and a mosque. Rev. Fr. Stany Lobo thanked Hemacharya and the Daijiworld team for bringing out the especial issue.
Melwyn Rodrigues while proposing the vote of thanks narrated that he knew Rev. Fr. Stany Lobo when he was the Assistant Parish Priest at Kulshekar and he was the altar server. Though the time has taken them in diverse paths, Melwyn expressed happiness that both of them once again could come closer on the occasion of the release of the special issue of the Daijiworld Weekly. He said that lot of efforts have gone into producing this special issue which would be like a souvenir of the constitution of the new Diocese of Udupi and installation of its first Bishop Rev. Dr. Gerald Isac Lobo.
The attractive Udupi Diocese Special of Daijiworld Weekly comprises appropriate editorial by Hemacharya, messages from dignitaries and articles by Gabriel Vaz, Bangalore, Ivan Saldanha Shet, Mangalore, Annie Mascarenhas, Dr. Eugene D’Souza, Moodubelle, Kishoo Barkur, Vincy Pamboor, Rev. Victor A. Pinto and Kevin Rodrigues.