Konkani Manyatha Divas Celebration at Mira Road by St. Joseph’s Konkani Welfare Association


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By Canute Menezes
Bellevision Media Network

Mumbai, 07 Sep 2014: Konkani Manyatha Divas was celebrated by St. Joseph’s Konkani Welfare Association, Mira Road® on 07.09.2014 at Community Hall of St. Joseph’s Church.  His Excellancy Very Rev. Dr. Aloysius Paul D”Souza, Bishop of Mangalore was the Chief Guest.

 

The Chief Guest His Excellancy Very Rev. Dr. Aloysius Paul D”Souza, Bishop of Mangalore was welcomed at the arc of the Church and brought to the community hall with a procession. 

 

Programme started with a welcome dance.  Mr. John Crasta, President of the Association welcomed the gathering.  Fr. Nelosn Pinto OCD (Spiritual Director of the association and Parish Priest of St. Joseph’s Church), Sr. Cecelia (Superior, Holy Cross Sisters, Mira Road) Mr. Gilbert Baptist (Malaika Group), Mr. Robert Noronha (Noronha Estate Agency), Mr.John Crasta (President), Mr. Arun Noronha (Secretary), Mr. Lawrence Mathias (Treasurer) along with Chief Guest Bishop of Mangalore inaugurated the function by a unique way i.e. pouring 5 colors in a bowl symbolizing 5 konkani scripts with respective traditional dresses.  Two minutes silence was observed for all those Konkani writers, actors and all who worked for it.  Fr. Nelson Pinto OCD introduced the Chief Guest His Excellancy Very Rev. Dr. Aloysius Paul D”Souza, Bishop of Mangalore and felicitated him.

 

 

His Excellancy Very Rev. Dr. Aloysius Paul D”Souza, Bishop of Mangalore opened the New Logo of the Association.

 

Speaking on the occasion, His Excellancy Very Rev. Dr. Aloysius Paul D’Souza said that we should feel proud to speak Konkani.  He was very happy to see the large crowd and said that we should teach our children to speak in Konkani.

 

Merit holders (children of Association members) in SSC and HSC and a Rank holder in Inter CA were honored.  Prizes were distributed to the winners of Talent Competition held on 17.08.2014.

 

Members of the association and their children entertained the crowd with dnaces and songs.  During the occasion small kits ‘D’Silva Clinic’ (written and directed by Prasann Niddodi), ‘Pokhana’ (written and directed by Fr. Nelson Pinto and enacted by Fr. Nelson Pinto and Fr. Rajesh) and ‘Wrong Number’ (written and directed by Prasann Niddodi) were enacted.

 

Mr. Arun Noronha, Secretary of St. Joseph’s Konkani Welfare Association, Mira Road®  offered vote of thanks. Mr. Hilary D’Silva and Mr. Jossy Gonsalves compared the programme beautifully.

 

 

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