Moodubelle: New Office Bearers of Lions Club take charge for the year 2012-13


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By Eugene DSouza, Moodubelle
Bellevision Media Network

Moodubelle, 08 Jul 2012: The new office bearers of Lions, Lioness and Leo Clubs of Moodubelle for the year 2012-13 took charge of their respective posts in a solemn installation ceremony on Saturday, July 7, 2012 at 7.30 pm in the Lions Seva Bhavan. PMJF Lion K. Suresh Prabhu, Second Vice District Governor of District 317 C installed the office bearers of the Lions Club where as his wife Ln. Sapna Suresh conducted the installation ceremony of Lioness and Leo Club.

 

The new office bearers are: Lions Club- Ln Gilbert Braganza (President), Ln Nelosn D’Silva (Secretary) and Ln. Ignatius Monis (Treasurer). They took charge respectively from Ln. Rajendra Shetty, Ln. Vinod Castelino and Ln. Martin Kotian.

 

Lioness Club: Lns. Flossy Braganza (President), Lns. Linet D’Silva (Secretary) and Lns. Remila Monis (Treasurer). Leo Club: Leo Joy Fernandes (President), Leo Monisha Daphni (Secretary) and Leo Macwin Joshua (Treasurer).

 

The installation function was presided over by Ln. Rajendra Shetty, the outgoing President of the Lions Club of Moodubelle. While PMJF Lion K. Suresh Prabhu and his wife Ln. Sapna Suresh were the chief guests, other guests of honour included Rev. Fr. Joswey Fernandes, Parish Priest of Belle, Zone Chairman MJF Ln. Ronald Menezes and Ln. Ishwar Shetty Chitpadi.

 

Prior to the installation ceremony, Ln. Devdas Hebbar introduced the chief guest, PMJF Lion K. Suresh Prabhu to the audience recalling the various posts held by him and the excellent work that he had been doing in the Lions movement and the innovative practices that he had introduced to make the Lions movement more effective.

 

 

In his address  PMJF K. Suresh Prabhu explained the importance of the Lions Movement and calling forward each and every new office bearer explained their duties and functions in the Lions Club and asked them whether they would be ready to shoulder these responsibilities to which each office bearer expressed his willingness by raising his right hand.

 

In the same manner, Ln. Sapna Suresh installed the new office bearers of the Lioness and Leo Clubs.

 

Two members of the Lions Club of Moodubelle, Commodore Jerome Castelino and Dr. Eugene D’Souza, who have been appointed as the Dean and Principal of the newly established St. Lawrence College, Moodubelle respectively were felicitated by offering them shawl and flower bouquet.

 

Ln. Rajendra Shetty, the outgoing President of the Lions Club was also honoured by offering him shawl and bouquet for the excellent service that he had rendered to the Lions Club of Moodubelle during his tenure as the President during 2011-12.

 

Those students who had performed extremely well in the SSLC and PUC examinations were felicitated by the chief guest and Fr. Joswey Fernandes. These students were: Nagaraja Nayak 96 percent marks in SSLC, Deeksha Kula-82 percent marks in PUC Arts; Vipin Machado-91 percent marks in PUC Commerce; Ranjit-93 percent marks in PUC Science. Besides these students two students who had scored high marks in spite of not having electric power in their homes were also felicitated. These are: Ashwitha-92 percent marks in SSLC and Ravi Kumar-78 percent marks in PUC Commerce.

 

Speaking at this occasion, Rev. Fr. Joswey Fernandes highlighted the social work that the Lions Club has been doing in Belle and hoped that the club will continue its humanitarian and social work in years to come. MJF Ln. Ronald Menezes and Ln. Ishwar Shetty Chitpadi also spoke on this occasion.

 

The entire programme was compeered by Kum. Jovita Lora Braganza. The prayer in the beginning was recited by  Leo Hazel Martis, Ln. Rajendra Shetty welcomed the guests and the gathering and the vote of thanks was proposed by Ln. Nelson D’Silva.

 

The new President of Lions Club of Moodubelle, Ln. Gilbert Braganza from Belwai had a distinguished career in the Indian Army in the Corps of Electrical Mechanical Engineering for 20 years. After retirement from the Army, Ln. Gilbert Braganza joined St. Mary’s ITI, Chitpadi, Udupi as Principal in 1999 where he continues serving in the same position till date. His wife, Lns Flossy Braganza is a  teacher serving Government Higher Primary School at Baradi in the Karkala Taluk. Their eldest daughter Joslyn is married to Lloyed Noronha from Kuntalnagar and younger daughter Jovita Lora is studying in First Year PU Commerce class.

 

 

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Comments on this Article
Vijay D Almeida, Mumbai Thu, July-12-2012, 3:27
This is the common problems of the youth everywhere. lac of encouragement, over protection of the parents is one of the reason.Due to the professional courses and tight cyllabus, students focus more on studies rather than giving service in the youth organisations. Modern communication facility and recreation facilities are another reason for youth staying away from these organisations. parish leaders and spiritual directors want to avoid headaches from youth, so they don t encourage the youths for active participation. There are many more reasons for youths are staying away from the ICYM.
Anil, Dubai Thu, July-12-2012, 1:17
I am not aware of the functioning of Leo Club. So, I consider myself not eligible to comment on Leo Club. But, I was a part of ICYM and know the functioning. Yes, the membership of ICYM over the years has come down. There could several reasons contributing to this. One major reason what i feel is, most of our youngsters after 10th/12th are headed for professional courses and stay in hostels away from Moodubelle. One of the pre-requisite of ICYM, attending regular meetings on Sundays, is not possible for these youths. There may be several other reasons like lack of guidance/support from parents/heads of the parish. Yes, I too wish that the membership of ICYM goes up and our youngsters get benefits of this wonderful movement call ICYM.
Rakesh M Rebello, Udupi Wed, July-11-2012, 4:02
Mr. Pradeep, the question is not about catholic youth joining Leoclub. Sarcastic thing is some people who were speaking odd about Lions Club are been seen in Lions club. Finally those people getting civilized!!!. Hope atleast theiir children will join ICYM. Hope only prayer is not the main motto of Lions club, if such people join Lions club.
Pradeep Kumar, Mangalore Wed, July-11-2012, 7:16

Good idea Rakesh,Its seems that leo club has more catholic members than Icym. where our youths are heading???????? Parents dont want to send their child to Icym then why leo club? can any one reply?

Rakesh M, Udupi Tue, July-10-2012, 3:31
Looks like Lions Club, Catholic Sabha merged. Please Merge ICYM Moodubelle also because less youth.
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