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Arun Dsouza to Lead Udenthichim Neketram in its decennial Year 2014 - 2/11/2014

Arun Dsouza, is a dynamic youth,a prominent member of Udenthicchim Neketram. Earlier he also served as the vice president of Indian Catholic Youth Movement (ICYM), Mangalore diocese.

                          Mr. Arun Dsouza                                                           Mr. Joshve Dsouza

The annual general body meeting started with a prayer by Richard Saldanha,Sampige followed by a welcome address by president Praveen Sequeira, Siddakatte.  Secretary Vinay Pinto, paladka presented the annual report for the year 2013 with details of the activities for the year.Treasurer Elias Lobo Hospet presented finance report for the year.

Healthy discussion on previous year activities & future plans of the association was held during the day & the session was moderated by Ullas Fernandes,Siddakatte.

After lunch Election  process was conducted by Joshve Dsouza,Alangar. First  representatives from each parish were selected. And between them new office bearers were elected later. Cyprian Fernandes,Vamadapadav proposed vote of thanks.

The new office bearers & committee members for the year 2014 are as follows:

President: Mr.Arun D'souza

Vice president: Mr. Rudolf Sanctis

Secretary: Mr.Joshve D'souza

Secretary: Mrs.Gracy Fernandes

Treasurer : Mr.John Rego

Asst Treasurer : Mr. James Lobo

Cultural Secretary : Mr.Vinay Pinto

Asst. Cultural Secretary : Mr.Louis Coelho

Sports Secretary : Mr.Satish D'souza

Asst Sports Secretary : Mr.Joel Alangar

Media : Mr. Ullas Fernandes

Web Co-ordinator : Mr.Vincent Danthis

Watch: Panther the ‘water car’ that can fly if stuck in traffic - 1/19/2014

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Believe it or not, we now have a car that can move as easily in the desert and on water as on the road.

The ‘water car’ called ‘Panther’ costs just Dh500,000 ($135,000) is manufactured in the US.

And we may have to wait only a little longer before we have an ‘Aeromobil’ car that can take to the air if you are stuck in the traffic.

The first users of the ‘aeromobil’ could be licensed pilots who “would be able to park their car/aircraft at home, drive to the airport, take off, land and drive to their destination without switching vehicles”, according to the inventor.

‘Flying car’ spreads its wings in Slovakia

Mankind’s primordial dream of flight is taking off with a new twist as a Slovak prototype of a flying car spreads its wings.

Inspired by the dreamy books about flying by French authors Jules Verne and Antoine de Saint Exupery, Slovak designer and engineer Stefan Klein has been honing his flying machine since the early 1990s.

“I got the idea to start working on a vehicle of the future at university, but honestly, who hasn’t dreamt of flying while being stuck in the traffic?” Klein told AFP.

“Flying’s in my blood — my grandfather and my father flew ultra-light aircrafts and I got my pilot’s licence before I was old enough to drive a car,” said Klein, who has designed cars for BMW, Volkswagen and Audi and now teaches at the Bratislava-based Academy of Fine Arts and Design.

His elegant blue-and-white vehicle for two is six metres (20 feet) long so it fits neatly in a parking space or a garage and tanks up at any filling station. But once it reaches an airport it can unfold its wings within seconds becoming a plane.

Dubbed “the world’s prettiest and best-designed airborne automobile so far” by US aviation magazine Flying and Inhabitat.com design, an innovation website, the Aeromobil also has the distinction of originating in Slovakia, the world’s largest per-capita car producer.

Park for free, ride for free, wi-fi for free: Abu Dhabi’s new bus service - 1/19/2014

By Emirates 24/7

zayed Stadium

As part of its commitment to providing world-class, integrated and sustainable transport services in line with the Surface Transport Master Plan (STMP), the Department of Transport (DoT) in Abu Dhabi, announced today the rollout of ‘Park and Ride’ at Abu Dhabi City.

The service aims to relieve the pressure of vehicles on main roads, whilst allowing commuters an easy access to all areas inside Abu Dhabi Island.

According to the DoT, ‘Park and Ride’ has been designed with motorists coming from Abu Dhabi’s suburbs and other emirates in mind, as they can park their vehicle for free in the available 600 parking bays at Zayed Sports City and commute free of charge for unlimited times on the same day to various areas in Abu Dhabi.

A bus shuttle service will run from Zayed Sports City every 15 minutes at peak times and every 30 minutes at normal hours of the day.

The initially free service (for car parking at Zayed Sports City and commuting to and from the City) is available from 6am until 8pm Sunday-Thursday.

Specially marked ‘Park and Ride’ tickets are available for pickup at the booth, on site, at Zayed Sports City.

The ticket, which will be free to commuters (driver and a maximum of three passengers) is valid for one full day (day of issue) and can be used for unlimited bus journeys inside Abu Dhabi Island.

The aim of Park and Ride is to enable drivers to park their vehicles for free in a safe and secure environment whilst moving on the public transport network to continue their journey.

It has many advantages such as reducing parking demands in downtown; reducing road congestion and the need to build more road capacity; minimising environmental impacts through less private cars, reducing costs for motorists fuel and parking at destinations.

In addition, ‘Park & Ride’ will contribute to lowering operational costs for infrastructure and road maintenance, whilst encouraging motorists to move from private cars to walking, cycling and public transport.

Badr Al Qamzi, Director of Integrated Transport Planning (ITP) in the Department of Transport in Abu Dhabi, said: “Park and Ride is one of the key strategic initiatives undertaken by the DoT in 2012 at the Corniche area as a pilot project to enable a larger number of motorist to park their vehicle and continue their journey to other parts of the city for free with no need to worry about finding a parking space for their vehicle or arriving at a certain time, which sometimes consume a lot of time and efforts especially in congested areas downtown.

“The availability of wi-fi (free internet) on board ‘Park & Ride’ public transport buses ensures commuters an added values.”

“The DoT will study and survey public feedback following ‘Park and Ride’ rollout at Zayed Sports City to engage motorists whilst considering all suggestions and ideas the public might offer.

“I would like to commend on the public’s role in promoting the benefits of public transport and invite them to learn more about this new service,” he added.

Annual General Body Meeting - 1/19/2014



Notification is hereby made for the Annual General Body Meeting (AGM) of ‘UDENTHICHIN NEKETRAM’ Moodbidri Varado Catholic Association, as per the decision taken in the meeting of Committee Meeting held on 17th January, 2014. The Annual General Meeting shall be held at 12 noon on 31st January 2014, at Creek Park, (Gate No. 4).

All members of Udenthichin Neketram are invited to attend the Annual General Meeting as per above schedule.

Please bring My Sacrifice Box

Dubai Udenthichim Neketram enjoy funfilled picnic in Zabeel Park - 12/2/2013


Report By; By Praveen Sequeira     

Photos: Anil, Vamadapadav

Dubai, 02 December 2013: Udenthichim Neketram, Moodbidri Varado Association, UAE had organized a picnic for all its members, their families and friends on Friday  29 November 2013at the Zabeel Park, Dubai. The pleasant weather that prevailed during the day enabled the organizers to conduct a wonderful outdoor activity.


The members gathered in large numbers as one big family and made this event a grand success. The gathering thoroughly enjoyed from dawn till dusk on the lush green lawns of the Zabeel Park. Soon after the breakfast completed, the day started with a prayer led by Cyprian Fernandes, Vice President of the association.

Praveen Sequeira, the president of the association welcomed the gathering and wished one and all an enjoyable fun filled event and at the end of the day Vinay Pinto, secretary of the association thanked everyone for their support throughout the day and also the people involved in arranging such a beautiful and fun filled day.

Games Conducted by Arun D’souza, Sports Secretary, Vinay Pinto ,Ullas Fernandes, Richard Saldanha, JuiletSaldanha, Joel Correa.Food was arrange by Alwyn’sResturant, Karama.

Everyone took part in one or other game and tried their skill and luck with great enthusiasm. The children also participated in different games lined up exclusively for children by the organizers.

MVCA Picnic 2013 - 11/13/2013



Monthi Festh Celebration 2013 - 9/21/2013


Report by: Praveen Sequeira, Siddakatte, Photos by: Anil Fernandes, Vamadapadav

Dubai, September 20:

Udenthichin Neketram, Moodabidri Varado Catholic Association’s Monthi Fest celebration was held in the Auditorium of The Apple International School, Al Qusais, on 20th September, 2013 from 12.15pm to 4.00pm.

The celebration began with a welcome prayer dance by Walucha Fernandes and group, Dubai. Praveen Sequeira, President of the association welcomed the gathering with his sweet and short welcome message and welcomed all Ex-presidents, members & guests to the celebration.

Prayer to worship Mother Mary was conducted by Vinay Pinto   followed by offering the flowers to infant Mother Mary by children while singing hymn sakkad sangatha mellyam and Maryek Hogolsiyam.

A unique opportunity was offered to the children by having Konkani hymn singing competition. All the children sang various hymns in Konkani and it was worth watching them with their cute voices. It was a great effort by the children to sing in Konkani . All participants were honored as a token of appreciation along with the winners.

Another notable event was fancy dress competition for children which was held for third consecutive year. Yet again children came forward and showed their talent, which was much appreciated by audience.

Skits from talented artists Joel Correa and team of Udenthichim Neketram and Dances from Jane Rego and Rayan & Walucha Group were entertained the audience. Various spot prizes and games were conducted for children, gents and ladies.


Delicious food which was prepared by Al Shay restaurant Karama. Every one enjoyed the delicious meal in Mangalorean style & altogether a typical Mangalorean atmosphere could be felt. It was really wonderful experience of living in Mangalorean culture together.

 Vote of thanks from Cyprian Fernandes, Vamadapadav to all Sponsors, Volunteers and whoever gathered for celebration. Excellent photography by Anil, Vamadapadav which you can see on these pictures. The programme came to an end with housie game conducted by Mr. Richard Saldanha, Sampige and a broad smile on every participants faces. The housie prizes were sponsored by Wilfred Fernandes, Vamadapadav Parish.

Event was compared by former MVCA president Joshve Dsouza and kept the gathering on their toes by his typical style as he is known for.

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Monthi Fest Celebration - 8/20/2013


Udenthichin Neketram, Moodabidri Varado Catholic Association, Dubai is pleased to announce the celebration of the Nativity Feast of our Blessed Mother Mary on  Friday  20th September 2013 at Auditorium of The Apple International School, Al Qusais.


Event will start at 11am and expected to continue till 4pm. Dances, Skits, Housie and raffle draw, etc., events are lined up on the day to enthrall the crowd.

It’s a unique opportunity to meet and greet parishioners from 13 parishes of Moodbidri varado.

Kids will be having an opportunity to showcase their talent in Singing as MVCA has announced Konkani Hymns singing, and also Fancy dress Competition for children.

Entry Passes can be collected from respective parish representatives, Alshay Restaurant Karama and also can be obtained from below members.

John Rego                                055 - 2230860

Praveen Sequeira                   050 - 8882912

Cyprian Fernandes                  050 - 1455978

Vinay Pinto                              050 - 8862037

Parishes across Moodbidri converge for ICYM 'Utsav' - 6/10/2013


In response to the felicitation, Jain noted that the Christian community always comes up with new suggestions for taking up people-friendly initiatives, rather than putting forth demands for its own benefit. Jain recalled that he had agreed to contest from this assembly constituency, on the pre-condition that the party shall field a Christian candidate from Mangalore. “In the past too, Christian candidates were put up, but were defeated because of our own party activists. It was not the fault of the candidates,” he explained.

J R Lobo, expressing gratitude for the honour, felt that the people have added to his burden of responsibilities by felicitating him. He promised to concentrate on the development of his constituency, besides working towards giving Christian community more say in various issues.

On the occasion, recently elected local municipal councilors P K Thomas, Anil Cyprian Lobo, and Eliza, were honoured. ICYM Moodbidri Melwyn Lobo was felicitated, and so also all the presidents of ICYM units from parishes under Moodbidri deanery.

Financial assistance for 12 needy students from different parishes was also handed over on behalf of ICYM, with the motto of 'educating and enlightening the lives of needy youth'.

Indian Catholic Youth Movement (ICYM) Moodbidri unit director Fr Assisi Rebello presided. ICYM Mangalore president Nelson Monis, director Fr Ronald D'Souza, priests Fr Mark Valder and Fr Antony, Mangalore Catholic Cooperative Bank Ltd president Melwin D’Cunha, entrepreneurs Frank Fernandes and Arun Mendes, president of Divine World Charitable Trust, Stephen Mendes, former ICYM state president Roshan Castelino, ICYM Moodbidri secretary Venicia Rodrigues and various other dignitaries were present.

Corpus Christi Church Moodbidri priest Fr Austin Peres, welcomed and delivered introductory address. Selwyn Colaco and Rayan D'Souza compered the programme. ICYM president Melvyn Lobo Hospet proposed vote of thanks.

Talent show and cultural programmes by different parishes under Moodbidri deanery added colour to the event.


8th Annual Day of MVCA - 4/21/2013


Udenthichim Neketram, Moodbidri Varado Catholic Association (MVCA), along with 13 parishioners celeberated their 8th Annual Day on Friday, 19th April 2013 at The Indian Academy Al Qusais, Dubai.


The stage program was started with prayer song from the members of Udethichim Neketram and the cultural event kicked off at 12:15 with a prayer dance called Sagle Srastecha ye rasnara by shravani,  & Tushara.


Joshve D’Souza, the president of MVCA welcomed the gathering and the chief guest. Further, he thanked all the sponsors, well wishers and most importantly all the association members for their support. Event was inaugurated by lighting the lamp led by President Joshve D’Souza followed by the representatives from 13 parishes of the association. Cyprian Fernandes presented the annual report for year 2012 and 2013.


“MVCA has rendered tremendous service to the needy and to the culture. I congratulate all the members of the association and wish them all the best in their future endeavors. ” Harmon Lewis, the owner of 105.4 FM RADIO SPICE, the chief guest, quoted during his brief speech.

Sponsors were felicitated during the event by the unique souvenir.




Ashuntha Pereira Monteiro’s second short story book “Kadryaso Kanto” was released during the event by the chief guest Herman Lewis.

There were several spot prizes for kids and adult and “Kombo Elam (Bidding)” was done by Lawrence cardoza in a traditional style. Entertaining Skits were performed by Rudolf Sanctis, Lenita Sanctis, Richard Saldanha and Lawrence Cardoza. Dances performed by Lorin D’Souza, Walucha Fernandes, Riyola Sanctis, Liwana Sanctis, Darren Lobo, Denver Nazareth added the charm to the event by their wonderful performances. Music band was played by Golden talent institute, band consisted James Fernandes, Ananda Bandara, Nisha  & Joy. They entertained the crowd by wonderful music.


Main attraction for the event was the Konknai Drama “Mog Molak Melana” originally authored by William Pinto Padrengi and adapted directed and acted by Ashuntha Pereira Monteiro. Other actors who performed in the drama were Sunil Pinto- Hospet, Walter Sequeira -Siddakatte, Ida Pinto - Sampige, Loyal Nazareth - Hospet, Richard Saldanha-Sampige, , Joshve D’Souza -Alangar, Vinay Pinto - Paladka, Joel Correa –Alangar,        Vishal Mendonca- Hospet, Arun D’costa- Hospet, Praveen Sequeira -Siddakatte ,Rudolf Sanctis – Sampige, Lawrence Cardoza- Belwai, and Jackson Lobo- Siddakatte. Music for the Drama was composed by well known musician Ajit D’Souza-Petri.


Rudolf Sanctis, Sampige thanked all the people who made it for the event, well wishers and sponsors for the event in his brief vote of thanks.  


Event was compered by Ullas Fernandes, Siddakatte in a unique way and kept the crowd on their toes throughout the event.


Delicious food was provided by Al Shay Resturant Karama with typical mangalorean cuisine.


Report by: Praveen Sequeira, Siddakatte

Photos by: Deepak, Paladka

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