Monti Fest Celebrations by Canara Konkani Association Borivli

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By Ancy DSouza, Paladka
Bellevision Media Network

Mumbai, 15 September 2010: Canara Konkani Association Borivli here celebrated Monti Fest on Sunday September 12.


The programme started with the Novena to ‘Maria Bambina’ (Infant Mary) with the flower offerings and Novem Benjar at the entrance of the church.  Later the crowd went on a procession led by the band.  Fr Charles Vas SVD was the main celebrant of the Konkani Mass.


A Konkani cultural programme was organized by the association members. The programme started with a prayer dance by Keziha Noronha and Nikita Pinto. A hilarious Konkani skit ‘Kantrol Na’ written by Joseph D’Souza Borivli was presented by Wilfred Mendonca Borivli and Richard Crasta Loretto.



Fr Nelson attracted round of applauses through his melodious Konkani song. Lynent Noronha too entertained the crowd through her Konkani Song on Mother Mary. Julius Pinto and Charles D’Cunha presented a humorous skit "Baayl Bayr Padlyaa".


Fr Charles Vas SVD, Fr Roshan Lobo, Fr Nelson, Fr Victor and Albert W D’Souza were the guests for the programme. President George D’Souza was present on the occasion. Veronica Noronha compered the entire programme. The programme concluded with a ‘Novem Jevonn’.



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