Konkani Kutam Bahrain Celebrates Nativity Feast

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By Joel DSa, Moodubelle
Bellevision Media Network

Manama, 19 September 2010: Konkani Kutam, Bahrain celebrated the Nativity Feast jointly with Karnataka Social Club on 16th September 2010 at Karnataka Social Club premises.


The celebrations started at 8.00 p.m. with the guest priest from Mangalore, Fr. Franklin D’souza blessing the new corn. In his address to the gathering he signified the need to promote Konkani language & culture.  He praised Konkni Kutam for rendering their selfless service in promoting the language and culture in Bahrain for the past 10 years and he emphasized the need to love, respect & nurture the Konkani language.


More than 300 people along with children who offered the flowers to Mother Mary with devotional hymn “Moriyek Hogalsiyam”. The new corn milk was served for all those present in symbolizing the respect we give to our fresh corn with the blessings.



The convener of Konkani Kutam, Richard Moras welcomed the members, Guests & Dignitaries. Fr. Vincent D’souza who is returning to Mangalore after 9 years of service at Sacred Heart Church, Bahrain was honored by one of the main pillars of Konkni Kutam Mr. Henry Almeida during the occasion.  Fr. Feddy D’souza, newly appointed Assistant Parish Priest of Sacred Heart Church was present for the celebration.


The second part of the program consisted of songs, dances & comedy skits in Konkani.  Sydney Correa, Richard Pais, Allan Pinto, Muriel Gomes, Laveena Dantis, Latha Cynthia D’souza, Adlyn Alva & Melissa Martis exhibited their talents in singing. Stany D’souza, Sujay Pinto, George Menezes, Alwyn Alva & Alwyn Peres excelled in jokes.  The Two dances were presented by Jovita D’silva,  Adlyn Alva & Shawn Alva. The music was provided by Austin Monteiro & Elston D’souza.


Walter Dantis compared the program.  Sumptuous dinner was served by Chefs Corner in a traditional manner on the Banana leaf.



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Victor D almeida, Moodubelle/ Bahrain Sun, September-19-2010, 11:31
Thanks Joel for your reports and pictures of Konkani Kutam celebration Nativity Feast and the Karaoke Nite as well as Eid celebration at Bahrain Kannada Sangha. It connects link between all the community of Mangalore through our proudly called B/V, Please keep up your good work. God Bless you.
Eugene DSouza, Moodubelle Sun, September-19-2010, 2:57
Thank you Joel for your timely report and pictures of the celebration of the Nativity Feast by the Konkani Kutam Bahrain as well as the Karaoke Nite by the Bahrain Kannada Sangha.
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