Dubai: Mukut Mogarnad celebrates Monthi Fest

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By Avil DSilva
Bellevision Media Network

Dubai, 25 Sep 2018: Mukut Mogarnad celebrated the feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary on September 21 at Horward Johnson Hotel, Bur Dubai with gaiety and great devotion. Over 130 members from Mogarnad parish took part in the celebration with lot of zeal and enthusiasm.


The traditional celebration commenced with hymns, prayer, and gospel reading. The statue of Infant Mary was showered with flowers amidst the singing of the traditional Konkani hymn “Sakkad Sangata Melyam” and “Moriyyek Hogolsiyan’.


Uttam, a well-known compere took charge of the programme and passionately recounted the old memories of Monthi Fest celebrations back home by explaining the history of the feast.


Mukut Mogarnad vice-president, Delson D’Silva, welcomed the guests of honor and all the people who were gathered. Addressing the gathering, president, Ronald Martis, appreciated and acknowledged the efforts by all the committee members for organizing the event and called on the parishioners to support the cause of the organization and to further strengthen the group.




The main sponsors were honored and thanked by presenting flower bouquets.


Secretary Veena DSouza, presented a comprehensive annual report of the association, highlighting various events organized by Mukut Mogarnad in the preceding year.


Fr. Issac Baptist who is on a Visit to UAE, graced the occasion and Blessed the “Novem” In his address to the gathering he called upon the people present to follow and inculcate the virtues of Mother Mary.


Various games for different age groups and spot games by Uttam kept the crowd cheering and ecstatic. A variety entertainment by youngsters with some scintillating dance performances by children and a comedy skit by the youngsters kept the crowd amused.


As per ritual,  traditional vegetarian meal and ‘vorn’ was served to all on banana leaves which made everyone nostalgic of the sweet old days.


The programme concluded with a splendid ‘baila dance’ by the entire gathering.


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