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Bahrain: Konkani Kutam bids warm farewell to Richard Moras

Bahrain: Konkani Kutam bids warm farewell to Richard Moras

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Pics: Rouben D'Souza

Bahrain, Oct 27: The members of Konkani Kutam, Bahrain bid farewell to their long serving convener Richard Moras during their annual general body meeting held at Konkan Singers Club on Friday October 25.

Henry Almeida, senior member of executive committee and a long serving supporter of Konkani Kutam was unanimously elected as the new convener.

In his speech, Henry Almeida thanked Moras for his dedication, selfless service and determination to preserve Konkani language and culture and said Richard Moras was instrumental in carrying the association during many difficult times and had been a great friend for him.

Later Konkani Kutam members honored Richard Moras and his wife Joyce Moras with memorabilia.

Richard Moras in his farewell speech thanked every member of the Konkani Kutam and all the supporters and well wishers of Bahrain. He also remembered the people who stood and workedalongside him in building and developing the association. He quoted a song from Wilfy Rebimbus highlighting the significance of promoting Konkani wherever we work or live.

Konkan Singers Club, the other prominent club in Bahrain also honoured Richard Moras during the event with memorabilia, shawl, and flowers. The president of Konkan Singers Club Walter Noronha and other executive committee members thanked Moras for his service.

Later committee member Stany D’Souza informed the gathering the accomplishments of Konkani Kutam since its inception 14 years ago. They include the Konkani Kutam Award which is being given to the noted achiever in the field of literature, music or culture/drama since 2001.

The Konkani Kutam executive committee members Henry Almeida, Ronald Fernandes, Stany D’Souza, Walter Noronha and Sanjay Sequeira were present during the event.

President of Kannada Sangha Bahrain Raj Kumar was also present.

Comment on this article

  • vallyvagga, Mysore

    Fri, Nov 1 2013

    Mr. Richard Moras has supported and encouraged so many Konkani writers, singers, artists. He has a tremendous zeal to uplift Konkani language. I wish Richard Moras all the best in his future days!

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  • CGS, Mangalore

    Tue, Oct 29 2013

    Congratulations and Best wishes to
    Mr.Richard Moras, a man of few words but full of deeds.He speaks less but thinks and works more.He has been a great supporter of Konkaniwriters,singers,musicians,
    dramatists and other artistes.As a founder convener of Konkani Kutam,
    Bahrain, he has been a source of inspiration and suppporter to many
    Konkani writers,journalists, newspapers, periodicals and institutions.
    May God Bless Richard-Joyce and their kids. Good luck,Richie!Welcome to your home land Mangalore!

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  • Rtn Michael Mathias Shirva Rotary, Pilar Shirva

    Mon, Oct 28 2013


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  • Gerry D'Mello, Bendur / Canada

    Mon, Oct 28 2013

    Undoubtedly the State of Bahrain going to loose a finest Konkani personality Richard Moras. Without expecting any personal glory this man has slogged to enrich not only his mother tongue Konkani but equally dedicated his life for his state language Kannada.

    Beloved Richard.. may God bless you and your lovely family in hundred foldS for all your unselfish love and dedication for the community. You are really a SUPER HERO!

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  • Charles D'Mello, Pangala

    Sun, Oct 27 2013

    Congratulations Henry D'Almeida and Thanks to Richard Moras for his contribution to Konkani Kutam.

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  • Santhosh Rego, Uppoor/Dubai

    Sun, Oct 27 2013

    Thank you Mr. Richard for your service to Konkani Community & Konkani Language.

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  • Fr. Vincent Mewnezes, Cascia

    Sun, Oct 27 2013

    Dear Richard Moras though thousands of miles away you did keep the banner of Konkani high.May the Lord bless you four your selfless services rendered to Konkani language and Konkani people.-Fr. Vincent V. Menezes-Cascia

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  • Ronnie Gomes, Kadri, Mangalore

    Sun, Oct 27 2013

    Welcome back to 'amche Kodyal'

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  • Lavin Noronha, Paladka

    Sun, Oct 27 2013

    Thank you Moras uncle & Joyce aunty for all your contribution...I will always remember you someone to emulate for us younger generation.. your simplicity, words of encouragement and dedication. You will be always in our hearts and prayers.

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  • Lancy Henry Moras, Moushmi Creations

    Sun, Oct 27 2013

    All the good-better-best to you Mr. Moras in your future endevors. You will be immeasurably blessed by God for your princely services provided to KK in Bahrain in the Erstwhile years. God bless you and keep you healthy and wealthy too.

    Henry Almeida, wish you a better success in your new role you have shouldered.

    I take this opportunity to pen a few own felt words in my own Konkani language as we are in the gulf country way far from our birth home land:

    ಗಲ್ಪಾ ಜಿಣಿ ! ಸದಾಂ ಕಷ್ಟಾಂಚಿ,
    ದುಡ್ವಾಖಾತಿರ್! ಜಾತಾ ನಷ್ಟಾಂಚಿ
    ಕುಟ್ಮಾ ಮೋಗ್ ! ಆಮ್ಚ್ಯಾ ಮನಾಂತ್
    ಆಮ್ಚೊ ತ್ಯಾಗ್ ! ಕುಟ್ಮಾ ಕಾಳ್ಜಾಂತ್.

    ಗರ್ಮೆ ಥಂಡೆಂತ್ ! ಶಿಜೊವ್ನ್ ಶಿಜೊವ್ನ್,
    ಎಕ್ಸುರ್ ಪಣಾಂತ್! ಜಿಣಿ ಬಾಜುಂನ್ .
    ಗಲ್ಪಾಂಚ್ಯಾ ಜಿಣ್ಯೆಂತ್ ! ಸುಖಿ ಥೊಡೆ
    ಉರ್ ಲ್ಲೆ ಪುರಾ! ಜೀವ್ ಆಸೊವ್ನ್ ಮೊಡೆಂ.

    ಕಿತ್ಲೆಯ್ ಜಲ್ಮ್ ! ಮ್ಹಾಕಾ ಮೆಳೊಂವ್ದಿ
    ಕೊಂಕ್ಣಿ ಮ್ಹನಿಸ್ ! ಜಾವುನ್ ಜಲ್ಮಾತಾಂ.
    ಕಿತ್ಲೆಯ್ ಪಾವ್ಟಿಂ ! ಹಾಂವ್ ಮೊರೊಂವ್ದಿ
    ಗಾಂವ್ಚ್ಯಾ ಮಾತ್ಯೆಕ್ ! ಹಾಂವ್ ಸಾರೆಂ ಜಾತಾಂ.

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  • Dr. Edward Nazareth, Mangalore

    Sun, Oct 27 2013

    Mr. Richard Moras has supported and encouraged so many Konkani writers, singers, artists. He has a tremendous zeal to uplift Konkani language. He is a man with few words but with lot of enthusiasm, love and dedication to the mother tongue. I wish Richard Moras Bab all the best in his future days here in Mangalore.

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