Belman Welfare Association Kuwait (BELWAK) celebrates Monthi fest

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Kuwait, 24 Sep 2019: Monthi fest a traditional feast celebrated largely by Mangalorean Catholics represents the birthday of our blessed Mother Mary, coincides with festival of new harvest and is being celebrated all over the word every year.


In continuation of the tradition and grandeur Belman Welfare Association Kuwait (BELWAK) celebrated ‘Monthi  fest’ on September 20th at 5.30 pm in Badur hall, Salmiya, Kuwait.


Jayona Aranha, the compere of the evening welcomed the gathering and quickly summarized the flow of religious events. A solemn procession of little children, youngsters and elders carrying trays of beautiful flowers and vegetables in honor of Mother Mary to the lilting tunes of ‘Sakad Saangaataa melyaan’ and ‘Moriek Hogolsiyan ‘ & Mother  Mary novena led by Mrs Vimala Dsouza, Cultural coordinator. Followed by the refreshments and stage programes with all the dignitaries on the stage. The guest of honor Mr.Nellu Permanur, Mr Lional Mascarenhes ,our constant supporters of Belwak since inception Mr Joseph Dsouza, Mrs Elveera Dsouza and Mr Lawrence Pinto, President Mr Iveen Pinto and Secretory Shanthi Mable Dalmeda were welcomed with a flower bouquet.


President Iveen Pinto welcomed the dignitaries and all the gatherings. He also thanked and appreciated the team spirit of our Belwak members. Guest of honor Nellu permannur was introduced to audience  and Lional Mascarenhes rendered festivity message to the gathering. General secretary , Shanthi mable took the opportunity of introducing the  Belwak and new committee of 2019.




The stage was then open for the rest of the cultural program. Our blooming flowers of belwak Liesel Mendonca and Danston Cardoza swayed on stage with a beautiful dance. Then was followed by few games and the winners were honored by gifts. Solo performance by Marial Dsouza and Ashtal Cardoza. Our young dancers rocked the stage with a song Zavoe No1 by Vinitha Dsouza, Joyce Dsouza, Juilet Dsouza, Sweemal Dsilva, Vimala Dsouza and Austin Cardoza. Housie Housie was conducted by Mervin Mathias, the main attraction of event was lucky draw. The coupon were distributed and the prize was ‘The Roster’. conducted by Clifford Dsouza.


Grace before the meal was by Priya cardoza.


The Vice President Mr Nilesh Aranha extended his gratitude to all the members for thier time, efforts & sponsorship  contributed immensely towards the success of this occasion. He also expressed special thanks to the people who worked behind the screen for this day  to make an event a very success.


The true spirit was associated in the form of auctioning  of the vegetables by Mrs Vimala  D’Souza. Finally the ‘Noven Jevan‘ was severed for all the gathering.


Monthi Feast celebrations around the world


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