|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.
|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
|Mangalore: Air India Express announces change in schedule from March 31 - 3/30/2013
Media ReleaseMangalore, Mar 31: Effective March 31, the following is the summer schedule of Air India Express and Air India flights from and to Mangalore.
Air India Express Schedule
IX 383 Departure from Mangalore to Dubai 1400 hrs.
IX 384 Arrival from Dubai into Mangalore at 1725 hrs - Daily
IX 813 Departure from Mangalore to Dubai 2005 hrs.
IX 814 Arrival from Dubai into Mangalore at 0955 hrs - Daily
IX 489 Departure from Mangalore to Kuwait 1825 hrs on Mondays, Wednesdays, Saturdays
IX 490 Arrival from Kuwait to Mangalore at 0725 hrs on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Sundays
IX 817 Departure from Mangalore to Abu Dhabi-Muscat at 1005 hrs.
IX 818 Arrival from Abu-Dhabi - Muscat at 1955 hrs - Tuesdays, Thursdays, Sundays
IX 385 Departure from Mangalore to Dammam at 1700 hrs on Wednesdays, Saturdays.
IX 386 Arrival from Dammam into Mangalore at 0320 hrs on Thursdays, Sundays.
IX 821 Departure from Mangalore to Doha at 0800 hrs
IX 822 Arrival from Doha into Mangalore at 1710 hrs on Fridays
IX 819 Departure from Mangalore to Bahrain at 1100 hrs
IX 820 arrival from Bahrain into Mangalore is 2000 hrs on Saturdays
IX 805 Departure from Mangalore to Bangalore at 1615 hrs
IX 508 arrival from Bangalore into Mangalore is 1900 hrs on Mondays, Wednesdays, Friday, Saturdays.
IX 820 Departure from Mangalore to Mumbai at 2100 hrs
IX 244 Arrival from Mumbai into Mangalore at 1530 hrs on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays.
IX 490 Departure from Mangalore to Cochin at 0825 hrs on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Sundays.
IX 489 arrival from Cochin into Mangalore is 1725 hrs on Mondays, Wednesdays, Saturdays.
AI 680 Departure from Mangalore to Mumbai is 1250 hrs and Arrival from Mumbai into Mangalore is 1215 hrs Daily
AI 9508 Departure from Mangalore to Bangalore is 1750 hrs and AI 9507 from Bangalore into Mangalore is 1720 hrs on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays.
|8th Annual Day of MVCA - 3/25/2013
Dubai, 8 Apr 2013: Udenthichim Neketram, Moodbidri Varado Catholic Association (MVCA), along with 13 parishioners are happy to announce their 8th Annual Day celebration on Friday, 19th April 2013 at The Indian Academy Al Qusais, Dubai.
As a main attraction, well known artists from Dubai will be performing a hilarious Konknai Drama “Mog Molak Melana” originally authored by William Pinto Padrengi and adapted and directed by Ashuntha Pereira Monteiro. She is a well-known writer whose credits include authoring and directing two Konkani dramas and publishing two short story books. Her second short story book “Kadryaso Kanto” will be released on this occasion.
Various talented artists have come forward to keep alive the art of drama and the spirit of Konkani. MVCA has provided a foundation and exposure for bright and talented writers, directors, and well-known actors, who have taken Konkani drama’s to new heights. It is a Catholic association, well-known for its noble mission of helping the needy back home irrespective of the caste. They have planned many more helpful projects for the needy.
President Joshve D’souza has expressed his confidence in the success of the event saying, ‘we have done well in all our events and given good entertainment to the people. Our aim is to bring people together from the 13 parishes of Moodbidri Varado and create a platform for new talent. We will encourage more talent in music, dance and acting in Konkani.’ He concluded on a positive note.
There are limited seats available for this event. Organizers have requested the Konkani language lovers to book their seats in advance.
For further details please contact:
Johve D’souza, Alangar 055-2725036
Arun D’costa, Hospet 050-4234085
Also visit: www.mvcaglobal.com
|Colaco's 'Clarks Exotica' wins international IQS Award from BID, Spain - 3/5/2013
Daijiworld Media NetworkNRE entrepreneur Ronald Colaco who is well-known for his philantropic and social service activities is now in a rare news, but this time for his entrepreneur skills. 'Clark Exotica Resort Hotel' promoted by him at Swiss Town Bangalore has bagged the prestigious International Quality Summit (IQS) Award in the Gold category for the year 2013, to be presented in New York.
The hotel has been chosen by the BID (Business Initiative Directions), Madrid, Spain and the Award will be presented on May 27, 2013 at the Ballroom of New York Marriott Marquis, Manhattan, New York.
According to sources, Clarks Exotica is the only hotel in 2013 to be awarded this prestigious honour in the hospitality industry in entire India.
Clarks Exotica Resort Hotel, fully owned by Ronald Colaco, is operated by Clarks Group of Hotels under the stewardship of Vivek Kumar, who also owns a number of five star hotels in northern India, well-known for their quality service. The current vice-president of this resort hotel is Balaji.
Nigel Colaco, an engineering postgraduate from Manchester University, UK, and son of Ronald Colaco, is the project director, handling various projects including this resort hotel.
The hotel, set amidst sprawling 250 acres in Swiss Town, is a world of luxury complemented by lush foliage, variety of indoor and outdoor sports and recreation facilities, swimming pools and water slides, and a high-standard spa and banqueting facilities, situated close to Bangalore International Airport.
This resort hotel is not confined to one concrete jungle, but is spread out in different units, thus providing the guests the pleasure of walking around amidst greenery and scenery.
This prestigious award, for Clarks Exotica in Gold category 2013, was chosen after multiple meetings held by the IQS committee in the emblematic cities of Paris, London, Madrid, Geneva, Frankfurt and New York over the past ten months from among 118 countries based on the IQS regulations and the criteria of the QC 100 Total Quality Management Model.
The coordinating member of BID informed in a press note that the participating leaders and experts in quality and excellence submitted their votes, in the hospitality industry category, for the candidacy of Clarks Exotica Resort Hotel in Swiss Town, Bangalore.
The companies and organisations to be awarded in 2013 have been designated by the IQS selection committee as distinguished local and national leaders or large corporations, all of which demonstrate excellence within each sector, increased market share, leadership and improved results as well as sustainability.
The prestige of the BID award winners (www.bid-qualitysummit.com) will allow one to appreciate the value of the BID award worldwide. This prestigious award, given to Leaders by Leaders, is sponsored by 26 media publications (www.imarpress.com), all oriented towards change and market trends, focused on innovation, growing brands, technology, new products, business news and finance.
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