Udupi: Grand finale of the Decennial Celebration of Bellevision.com

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Udupi, 29 Dec 2012: Bellevision.com  celebrated its tenth anniversary with the distribution of prizes to the winners of ‘Cute Kid Photo Contest” organized by the web portal on the occasion of its tenth anniversary on December 28, 2012 at 4.15 pm in the Lions Bhavan, Brahmagiri, Udupi. Most of the parents whose children had won the contest attended the function and collected the awards from the hands of  dignitaries on the dais . There was great excitement among the parent and children as they collected the mementos, certificates and cash awards.


The Decennial function of the foundation of the Bellevision.com was presided over by Most . Rev. Dr. Gerald Isaac Lobo, Bishop of the Udupi Diocese. Mr. Jayaprakash Hegde was the chief guest. The guests of honour included Rev. Fr. Joswey Fernandes, Parish Priest of St. Lawrence Church, Moodubelle, Mr. Sarvottam Shetty, , a prominent leader in U.A.E., President of Karnataka Sangha Abu Dhabi  who is also involved in various community services. He is  a proud recipient of Karnataka Rajyotsava Prashasthi; Mr. Walter D’Almeida, Mr. Walter Almeida, MD – Regal Furnishings and Storage Systems LLC and Mr. Walter Nandalike – Editor in Chief of Daijiworld.com. Mr. Sigfred D’Souza, Editor of Belelvision.com was also on the dais.


The Decennial Programme began with the welcome dance presented by the students of the Church Aided Higher Primary School and trained by Mrs. Helen D’Souza, Sr. Irene and Sr. Royline.  Following the welcome address by Alphonse Mendonca, the Team Leader of Bellevision, the Decennial Cake was cut by those associated with  Bellevision.com in the presence of the dignitaries on the dais.



The chief programme of the function was the distribution of prizes to the winners of the Cute Kid Photo Contest in two categories 0-2 years and 2-5 years which included first, second and third prizes, highest votes registered and ten consolation prizes in each category amounting a total amount of Rs. 1,25,000/- The prizes to the Cute kids belonging to 0-2 years category were distributed by Mr. Walter D’Almeida and to 2-5 years category by Mr. Walter Nandalike. Mr. Jayaprakash hedge distributed mementos to the sponsors and guests.


Mr. Jayaprakash Hegde gave away mementos to the chief and supporting sponsors of the Cute Kid Phot Contest.


Speaking at this occasion, Mr. Jayaprakash Hegde pointed out the importance of the electronic media and lauded the contribution of Daijiworld.com as well as Bellevision.com  and wished well to Belelvision.com on the occasion of the Decennial celebration.


Rev. Fr. Joswey Fernandes recalled the social work that has been done by Bellevision Association of the UAE  especially in sponsoring economically backward students in all institutions of the parish. He also appreciated the work done by the website Bellevision.com  in bringing closer the people of Belle and surrounding regions spread across the world.


Mr. Sarvottam Shetty said that he made it a point to attend the Decennial function of Bellevision.com because of his close friendship with Alphonse Mendonca, Elias D’Souza and Sigfred D’Souza. Being a native of Belle, Mr. Sarvottam Shetty said that he was pleased to be present at the Decennial celebration of the website and said that Bellevision.com should cross many more landmarks in future as well.


Mr. Walter Nandalike, Editor-in-chief of Daijiworld.com lauded the work done by Mr. Jayaprakash Hegde in favour of the NRIs. Speaking about Bellevision.com Mr. Walter Nandalike recalled the struggle that the founders of Bellevision.com, Elias D’Souza, Sigfred D’Souza, Ronald Saby D’Souza, Wilfred Menezes and others had to undergo as himself  when he founded Daijiworld.com. He had special praise for Elias D’Souza for his organizational skills and his meticulous planning and execution of the plan of any function. He further said that he never looked Daijiworld and Bellevision as competitors but as co-travelers. He appreciated the path charted out by Bellevision.com in its unique way. He assured full support and wished well in future endeavours of Bellevision.com.


In a gesture of appreciation of the service rendered by Dr. Eugene D’Souza, Media Coordinator of Bellevision.com and presently the Principal of St. Lawrence College, Moodubelle, the office bearers and members of Bellevision decided to felicitate him. Following the citation read by Elias D’Souza, Editor-in-chief of Bellevision.com the Bishop of Udupi Diocese, Most Rev. Dr. Gerald Isaac Lobo along with other dignitaries honoured Dr. Eugene D’Souza by placing shawl on his shoulders, placing ‘peta’ on his head, garlanding and offering tray of fruits, bouquet of flowers and the citation.


In his reply to the honour Dr. Eugene D’Souza thanked Bellevision for giving him an opportunity to serve the web-site so that he could keep himself busy and active. He also recalled his entry into the web-journalism through Daijiworld.com and thanked Mr. Walter Nandalike for giving him ample space for writing articles on various subjects including history, politics, personalities and travelogues.


Most Rev. Dr. Gerald Isaac Lobo in his message stressed upon the role of media in general and that of internet in particular. He pointed out that the print media and television media highlight negativism in society including crime of various nature. He said that the media should focus on positive aspects such as exemplary deeds of men and women which would inspire others. Speaking further he said that Bellevision.com has been doing a lot of good work and wished that it would continue doing better in future as well.


Mr. Sigfred D’Souza, Editor of Bellevision.com presented mementos to the dignitaries on the dais and also bouquets to the distinguished guests in the audience including Commodore Jerome Castelino, Dean of St. Lawrence College, Moodubelle, Devdas Hebbar, former president of Udupi Taluk Panchayat, Mrs.. Ida Gibba D’Souza, member of the Udupi Zilla Panchayat, Mrs. Jessy Pinto, Secretary of Konkan Overseas Returnees Welfare Association (KORWA). Mr. Sigfred also felicitated the reporters and photographers associated with Bellevision.com including John V. Tauro from Mangalore, Prakash Katapadi,   Pundalik Marathe, Anil Alva and others.


The entire programme was compeered by Mr. Walston D’Sa. Following the vote of thanks by Mr. Henry Mendonca (HM Pernal), Editor-in-chief of “Kittal.com” snacks were served to all those present.



A lot of preparation has gone into the organization of the Decennial Celebration of Belelvision.com. While Mr. Elias D’Souza and Mr. Alphonse Mendonca along with HM Pernal and Mr. Joseph Martis were working to put up the show, other members of Bellevision, Mr. Valerian Alva, Mr. Godwin D’Souza, Mr. Ivan Menezes and Mr. Ronald Saby D’Souza have been working hard from Dubai on various issues associated with the organization of the Decennial function. It goes to the credit of  Mr. Elias D’Souza and Mr. Alphonse Mendonca that the stage function that started at 4.15 pm went on with clock-hour precision and ended exactly at 5.50 pm as stipulated in the programme.



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From 6 to 7 pm, the Nritya Niketan presented the cultural programme. The depiction of the Ten Incarnations (Dashavathara) in classical dance form was excellent.



Comments on this Article
Matilda, Belle/Bangalore Wed, January-9-2013, 12:00
Congratulations Dr. Eugene! You truly deserve the honor.Thanks to Bellevision for recognizing the contribution.
fr paul sequeira, Moodubelle Fri, January-4-2013, 5:08
Congratulations to the Bellevision team for the wonderful program Dr Eugene for having felicitated for his contribution to Bellevision.May many such programs come to light. Fr Paul sequeira.
Edward Saldhana, Moodubelle/ Sharjah Tue, January-1-2013, 6:26

Congratulations Dr Eugene.

Gilbert D Lima, Kalmady/Mumbai Mon, December-31-2012, 5:32
I am very glad to note that Dr Eugenie D Souza was felicitated during couse of celebration since he deserves it. Congratulations Belle Vision for showing such a gesture.
fr. Juze vas svd, Indore/MP Sat, December-29-2012, 11:28
Congrats to Bellevisionaries for completing ten years and celebrating Decenial day. May God bring tons of blessings to all of you fr. Juze vas svd
Anil, Moodubelle Sat, December-29-2012, 11:15
A moment to cherish. Bellevision.com has done tremendous work silently without making much noise over the years. This is a huge change and its time to change gears! Go bv!
Suresh Prabhu, Pune / Moodubelle Sat, December-29-2012, 7:41
A proud moment for all Belleans. Today bellevision you are doing a great job for the society. You made name of Belle popular around the world. Dr.Eugene you well deserve this appreciation for your selfless hard work and commitment. Great job ..... keep up the work.
William Dsouza, Mumbai Sat, December-29-2012, 7:34
What an amazing program, the list of dignitaries is mind boggling. Jayaprakash Hedge, the down to earth MP of Udupi, Bishop of Udupi Diocese and our dear Walter Nandalike ! amazing. Bellevision team you are always known for setting high standards. Your cute kid contest was a unique experience, wish you all the best.
Philip Mudartha, Qatar Sat, December-29-2012, 7:26
another feather in the cap of BV...kudos
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