Manama: Bellevision Bahrain celebrates annual feast

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By Joel DSa
Bellevision Media Network

Manama, Bahrain,  15 January 2011: The function for the official launching of the Bellevision Bahrain and the Feast of St. Lawrence was held at the Papillon Cultural Hall on the 13th of Jan’2011 at 8.30pm.


The Master of Ceremony Mr. John D’souza Gave a brief introduction of Bellevision welcoming the Chief Guest, the Honorable guests and all the people gathered.


The chief guest of the function was Rev.Fr. Freddy D’souza, Asst. Parish Priest of The Sacred Heart Church Bahrain, Guest of Honour was Mr. Richard Moras, Convener of Konkani Kutam Bahrain.


The Function was started with the welcome prayer and hymn in honour St. Lawrence, the Patron of Belle Church. Later New Managing Committee was officially inducted, they are –

President  : Joel Paul D’sa

Vice President : Francis Saldanha

General Secretary : Ivan Dsouza

Asst. General Secretary : Hilda D’Almeida

Treasurer : Kishore Dsouza

Entertainment Secretary : Sunil D’sa

Asst. Entertainment Secretary : Nirmala Fernandes

Sports Secretary : Vijay Dsouza

Asst. Sports Secretary : Deena Fernandes and Sona Shetty

Membership Coordinator : Baptist Sequeira


The chief guest, guest of honor along with president and the committee members lighted the ceremonial lamp and cut the cake of the official opening.  The President Mr. Joel D’sa in his presidential address mentioned the objectives and the main motive behind starting of the Association and briefed about various activities planned for the future. Since the parish of Belle is celebrating the centenary year, he wished all the members and guests, with blessings of St. Lawrence on their families.


The chief guest also wished Bellevision Bahrain success and extended his spiritual support in their future endeavors.


The President thanked all the sponsors and co-sponsors and members for their unconditional support.  The Chief Guest honoured the main sponsors Mr. Simon Machado and family, Mr. Edward Noronha and family and Mr. Naveen Mendonca and family for their generosity.  Also the members who contributed in several ways were also honoured by the guest of honour.




As a special attraction, all the members and guests who are celebrating their birthdays and anniversaries in the month of January were called on the dias by the M.C. to cut the special celebration cake on this auspicious day.


The following entertainment programs were lined up for the evening which were conducted by the Asst. Entertainment Secretary Ms. Nirmala:

• Dances from tiny tots, participants were Ashel, Rachel, Steesha, Nikita, Buela and Kushi
• Dance from boys, participants were Ashton, Jason, Sherwin and Lionel.
• Single and Duet songs by Preetham, Melba, Ronald and Melissa.
• Skits performed by Joel, Arun, Alfreeda, Nirmala


As a special attraction to reflect the real essence of annual parish feast, a tablo of Saantmari was performed by Joel, Sona, Ida, Hilda, Alfreeda, Ashel and Ashton which a big hit among the audience.


Various kids and adult games were conducted by the Entertainment Secretary Mr. Sunil along with assistants Mrs. Deena Fernandes and Mrs. Sona Shetty.


All the winners were presented with prizes and the kids who took part in various cultural activities were presented with complimentary gifts. Chocolates, which were sponsored by Al Jazira Supermarket, were distributed to the children.


Naveen Mendonca, an active konkni writer and active member of Bellevision, Bahrain distributed his book “ Bali” to all the members during the program. The president Mr. Joel D’sa thanked him for his good gesture in promoting Konkani.


General Secretary, Mr. Ivan included the sponsors, co-sponsors, participants and all those who contributed to the success of this program in his vote of thanks.


The complete program was conducted by John D’souza, who was ably supported by Nirmala Fernandes.


Special mention for DJ Mr. Sharon Dsouza, who  played some terrific foot tapping music of Baila, of which all the members rocked the floor  at the end of the program.


MC in his concluding speech urged all the parents to encourage their kids and use this forum to showcase the talents.


A sumptuous buffet was served to all those present.



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Fr.Paul sequeira, Moodubelle Mon, January-24-2011, 8:34
Congratulations to the president of bellevision Bharain Mr.Joel D sa and all the office bearers and members,I am very happy to note that the bellevision Bharain has come to birth.Let it grow and the fruit of it be seen in the growth of the persons.It is nice to see so many bellians at Bharain.You can do wonderfully well because you are all highly talented people.May god bless all your programs.praying for you all.yours Fr.Paul Sequeira.
shalet martis, kattingeri,moodubelle. Mon, January-17-2011, 12:19
nice one.congratulations to all members of bellevision Bahrain .Nice to see all of you.keep it up.i pray to god next year also you celebrate like this only.congrats everyone.happy VODLE FESTH .
Winisha Preemia Aranha, moodubelle Mon, January-17-2011, 3:42
Good job joy uncle,,we all pround of u!!!i dint find icecream van.Really well organized,, congratulations to all bellevision Team!!!!!!!!!!
Melwyn Castelino, Moodubelle/Mumbai Mon, January-17-2011, 1:21
Dear Joel and the entire Bellevision-Bahrain team, The report and pictures speak volumes of your s and your teams organising ability and the cooperation of all the members. There is no doubt that with your leadership and support and cooperation from your team and members you will be able to organise many more such programmes. Congratulating you and wishing you all the best for the future endeavours.Alfreeda akka patth rupayegi kaji ethye!!!!?. well done!!!!
Mrs.Rita, Ammembal-Canada Sun, January-16-2011, 4:24
congratulations Joel you rock...Good work John as usual I was Happy to see some of my friends pictures too...keep going..see u all soon...@ Bahrain!!
Suraj-Belle, Moodubelle Sun, January-16-2011, 1:57
Joel hats off to you. I don t have words to express about your quality leadership. I am surprised to see all belle parishioners this time in this event. You have pulled out all the hidden talents Joel and they are performing on the stage....un believable.!! I am sure With your leadership your team will grow stronger. Keep going with the right spirit. Good luck and keep up your good work. You will be always remembered and blessed.
Rajesh, Kodethoor/ Bahrain Sun, January-16-2011, 1:11
Congratulations.....Joel Team. Wishing all the best. Keep up the good work.......
Stany Martis, Moodubelle / Kuwait Sun, January-16-2011, 10:47
Great job Joel and team. Wishing all the very best for the future. Long live BV - BAHARAIN.
Francis L.Lobo, Belle?dubai Sun, January-16-2011, 7:36
President Joel @ Team!!!! Congrats good job!!!Nice to c our people together.
John Lobo, Moodubelle Sun, January-16-2011, 3:24
Congrats Joel and the entire team of Belle vision, Bahrain. wish you all very best.
Sree Bhat, Bahrain Sun, January-16-2011, 12:39
Congrats Joel and team. All the best to BelleVision. May your vision come to reality.
Umesh.S.Shetty, Hebri/bahrain Sun, January-16-2011, 12:19
Congratulations Mr. Joel Dsa and team of belle vision.program was fentastic. wishing you u r team all the best for the future.
Edward Barboza, Kanajar / Auckland Sat, January-15-2011, 5:46
Congratulations to Bellevision Bahrain team members. Glad to see my friends Edward Noronha, Sunil D’sa, Ivan, Joel and rest of the members. Clean pictures.
Ronald Nirmala Fernandes, Belle/Bahrain Sat, January-15-2011, 3:02
It was a great event well organized, excellent time management. All those who took responsibility of the programme did their job well. President, Executive Committee and members well done. Cheers, Bellevision Bahrain rocks
Bhotam Boliye, Pangla/Israel Sat, January-15-2011, 2:03
Congratulations Mr. Joel D sa and team. Long live Bellevision Bahrain.
subhas kini, Bahrain Sat, January-15-2011, 10:59
Good luck to BelleVision,Bahrain. Congratulaions to Mr Joel D\ Sa and his Belle team for having a grand function for a successful launch of BelleVision in Bahrain.
Leonard Menezes, Mumbai / Dubai Sat, January-15-2011, 10:52
Joel, Great Pictures , Well done ! I am proud of you Brother in Law. All the best !
pammi, moodubelle / mukamaar /bahrain Sat, January-15-2011, 9:03
dear joel, well organized.....i really missed it...........
Naveen, Pamboor(Bahrain) Sat, January-15-2011, 6:49
Congratulations well done..Joel D\ sa all the members of belle vision. It was fentastic. We enjoyed the Santhmari specially Alfreda\ s bangle shop, Joel\ s noisy toys. The noise reminded me Boliye vodlem pesth. We missed giant wheeler(Palne)
Dr Eugene D Souza, Moodubelle Sat, January-15-2011, 5:59
Dear Joel and the entire Bellevision-Bahrain team, you deserve full appreciation and a big salute for organizing such a maiden twin mega-event, induction of the Bellevision-Bharain Executive Committee and the celebration of the Belle Parish Feast. The report and pictures speak volumes of your s and your teams organising ability and the cooperation of all the members. It seems that all of you had a gala time with entertainment programmes, games and sumptuous food. Happy to see in pictures my nephew Vijay, his uncle Francis Saldanha and other well-known faces-Arun Castelino, Victor D Almeida, Navin Mendonca, Sunil D Sa and others too. There is no doubt that with your leadership and support and cooperation from your team and members you will be able to organise many more such programmes. Congratulating you and wishing you all the best for the future endeavours-Dr. Eugene DSouza.
Victor DSouza, Moodubelle / Doha Sat, January-15-2011, 4:16
Congratulations! Joel DSa, Managing Committee and All Members of Bellevision Bahrain on official launching of Bellevision Bahrain and celebrating the feast of St. Lawrence. The whole celebrations seem fantastic. Recreation of Santhmari is very well thought and brings the mood of Vodlem Fest. Your hard work building up the unit in Bahrain has really strengthened Bellevision.
John Peter Fernandes, Moodubelle/Nottingham U.K Sat, January-15-2011, 4:13
Lovely Pictures Guys.. keep going!!!!!!!!!
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