Mandd Sobhann presents 3 Plays of Cha Fra to mark 20th anniversary of Monthly Theater

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Mangaluru, 06 Dec 2021: Konkani’s premier cultural organization, Mandd Sobhann celebrated the 20th anniversary of its monthly theatre series by presenting the 240th at Kalaangann, Makale, Shaktinagar, here on Sunday, December 5 evening. It was staged support of the various activities organized by Mandd Sobhann.


Olwyn Rodrigues, city’s renowned chartered accountant inaugurated the ‘Tenko Abhiyan’ fundraising movement.


Following this, prizes were distributed to the children who won in the online singing contest ‘Kuru Kuru Kana.’



Mandd Sobhann Gurkar Eric Ozario and president Louis Pinto were present on dais.


The coordinator of the contest, Raina Castelino announced the names of the winners.


Charles Sequeira, a senior theatre artist, launched the monthly theatre by ringing the bell.


A moment of silence was observed for the rest in peace of Fr Charles Vas SVD, the recipient of 4th Kalakar Puraskar who passed away a few days ago in Mumbai.


On the occasion of the 29th death anniversary of Cha Fra D’Costa who was the co-founder of Mandd Sobhann, 3 of his plays were staged. 


The Mandd theater troupe under the direction of Vikas Kalakul presented 2 plays: ‘Mho’jya Putacho Kinnkullo’ and ‘Tomato’ and the theater troupe Astitva under the direction of Denis Monteiro presented the play ‘Handdo Uttla.’


Amrin D’Souza, Sujaya D’Souza, Jasmine D’Souza, Sandeep Mascarenhas and Jeevan Siddi acted in ‘Mhojya Putacho Kinnkullo’, Alban D’Silva, Vreethan Pinto, Romario Pinto, Imani D’Souza, and Preethika D’Souza acted in Tomato. Reynald Lobo, Aston D’Souza, and Ronnie Crasta Kelarai were a part of the technical team.



Denis Monteiro, Donna D’Souza, Sandeep Tellis, Jackson D’Cunha, Anstin Machadowere actors in ‘Handdo Uttla’.


Neenasam Christopher D’Souza, Satish P B, Clanwin Fernandes, Zeena Braggs, and Samuel Mathias were the technical team for this play.


Sound systems were arranged by Surabhi Sounds and Angels, Padil managed the lighting.


Vitori Karkal compeered the programme.


Monthly Theatre of Mandd Sobhann which commenced on January 6, 2002, successfully completed 20 years and provided a platform for Konkani music, singing, dance, theatre, Yakshagana, Manddo, Gumat songs, and many more Konkani cultural performances.



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