Omzoorche Dive celebrates Third anniversary with grandeur

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By Valerian Alva
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Dubai, 19 February 2011: Omzoorche Dive, the premier association of Omzoor parishioners residing in UAE celebrated their 3rd anniversary bash at pool side, Dubai Grand Hotel with much fan fare and enthusiasm. All the members lead by President Arthur D’Souza staged a magnificent show of music, dance and laughter which could hold the guests till the end.


Program started at 12.00 noon with the singing from local talents Reshma Cutinho, Stany Dsouza and Reena Lorrene. Members of Omzoorche Dive sung welcome song specially composed for the event with the background score from Arun Carlo and team. Members cut the cake in celebration of 3rd anniversary.


Stage program was conducted my Compere Dony Correa. The chief guest of the program was Felix D’Souza from Doha Qatar, a well known community leader and staunch supporter of Konkani language and music. Accompanied him on the stage were Reena Maria Mathias who specially came from Kuwait for the event, editor in chief Walter Nandalike, Konkani’s elder actor Francis Fernandes Cascia, Social activist Dayan D’souza, Mangalore Konkan President Santhosh Nazareth, supporters of Konkani cause James Mendonca of Reliable Fabricators and Frank Fernandez of Mosaco Shipping Dubai.


Speaking on the occasion, Felix Dsouza hailed the Omzoor parishioners for their dedicated support to the various causes back home and also in UAE. He also added that despite the job pressures and family comittements Omzoor parishioners have risen to the occasion whenever the opportunity came.
Walter Nandalike praised the Omzoor committee members who put up a great show with much efforts and sacrifices and also appreciated them for bringing upcoming singers Vivi Santos and Rony Crasta to perform in Dubai for the first time.



The event was ably conducted by Dony Correa, a well-known compere, artist and singer in the UAE. The star performers Vivi Santos and Rony Crasta specially flown in from Mangalore gave their best performances and compelled the public to dance to their tunes.


Vivi Santos, an accomplished singer who has composed more than 600 songs and have 3 CDs to his credit, sang beautiful numbers “Oh Maria”, “Mogachen Milan” “Angelina” and surely mesmerized the audiences with his singing abilities.


While Rony Crasta, a popular singer who rendered his golden voice to several albums of Mandd Sobhann, Claud Dsouza, Henry Dsouza, Vincent Fernandes and also sang for recent Konkani movie “Kazaar”, made an rousing entry from the crowd who took him on their shoulders while singing his favorite number “Mevissa”. He also sang other super hit numbers like “Chandnyechaa Raatin” and “Thuje sobith dhon dhole” which made his fans to dance and ask for more such numbers.


Vivi Santos and Rony Crasta were ably supported by local talents Reshma Coutinho, Reena Lorrene, Joseph Mathias, Lancy Madtha, Stany Dsouza and Uttam Menezes.


Dee Starz, the energetic dance troupe brilliantly performed for a few Konkani as well as Hindi songs while famous comedians Pradeep Barboza and Deepak D’silva made the people to laugh with their superb comedy performances. Well-known band, ‘Sweet Melodies’ of Dubai, under the leadership of Arun Carlo, along with other musicians provided live musical entertainment.


There were several gifts given away in the form of spot prizes and raffle draw. All in all the 3rd anniversary bash of Omzoorche Dive was successful in providing much needed quality entertainment to the gathered while supporting the Konkani music and culture.


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Naveen Lobo, Mangalore Sat, February-19-2011, 8:54
Congratulations to Omzoorians.It was a good programme with the blend of music, skits and dances. Good ambiance with delicious food.
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