Mangaluru: Bishop Dr Saldanha blesses Sambhrama AC Hall at St Anthony’s Ashram

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By Fr Anil Fernandes
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Bellevision Media Network

Mangaluru, 08 Dec 2021: The grand opening ceremony of renovated hall ’Sambhrama’ was held on December 6 at national and international fame, St Anthony’s Ashram, Jeppu, here.


The air conditioned hall with all the latest appliances and grand interiors accommodates 300 seating capacity with an attached food court.  Availability of ample parking space in a peaceful location is ideal for small functions in the city.


The ceremony began with the blessing of the statue of Sacred Heart outside the hall by Dr Peter Paul Saldanha, Bishop of Mangaluru.


Jacintha Alfred D’Souza, Corporator and former Mayor, inaugurated the high mast light sponsored by her and municipal body.



Name plaque was unveiled by J R Lobo, former MLA, Mangaluru south constituency.


Premanada Shetty, Mangaluru Mayor, inaugurated the Sambhrama Hall by cutting the ribbon at the entrance door. Bharath S, Corporator switched the lights on.


Bishop Dr Peter Paul Saldanha led the prayer service and blessed the new hall.


Addressing the gathering, Premanada Shetty said, ‘As the city of Mangalore is getting smarter and developing, ’Sabhrama’, the renovated hall has added beauty to the city and contributed to the growth of the city. I wish that the service rendered by the institute may continue in abundance, bringing wellbeing to mankind.’



Counting the good works done by St Anthony’s Ashram, J R Lobo, said, ‘The charitable Institution is doing a great service to the society irrespective of caste, creed and religion.’


Bishop Dr Saldanha felicitated and thanked all the workers, contractors and the directors of Ashram and presented mementos to all the dignitaries. 


The formal programme was followed by Christmas Carols and cultural dance by the Ashram residents.


Fr Onil D’Souza, director St Anthony’s Ashram, Jeppu welcomed the gathering. Fr J B Crasta, designated-director, rendered the vote of thanks. Caroline compered the programme.



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