KonkanGhar Riyadh (KGR) celebrates Monthi Fest in Riyadh

'KonkanGhar Riyadh (KGR) celebrated "Monthi Fest" the birthday of our most beloved Mother Mary on the 12th of September 2014 with the Indian community of Riyadh.

The day’s celebration commenced with the welcome speech by Ivan Vas Mangalore. The prime part of the day “Birthday Celebration of Mother Mary” the spectacular ceremony began by little children, teenagers and adults coming in procession and showering flowers to the statue of Infant Mary, to the hymn “Moryek Hogolsiyan” and “Sakkad Sangatha melyam”. Celine Mascarenhas Mukamar conducted the prayer session and Eric D'sa Pangla conveyed the message on the feast of Nativity.

The blessed Novem, (New Corn) specially flown in, from Mangalore for the occasion was distributed to all the guests in the form of “Novem mixed with milk”. Roland D’Souza Kalmadi, recited the prayer before meals. In keeping up the Mangalorian tradition Remy Lobo Deralakatte offered the "UttakachoTambiyo" to the crowd. The delicious homemade vegetarian food consisting of eleven varieties of vegetables and delicious “vorn”, prepared by the Mangalorian families was served to the crowd on banana leaves.

After the food it was time for entertainment evening. Cultural event began with small children dance “Who let the dog out” performed by Elton D'sa, Elton Lewis, Ethen Vas, Glenson Mendonca, Keith Rodrigues, Srineeka, Simona and Sinona Fernandes draw a cheer and loud applause from the audience.

The duo brothers, Karan and Kiran Nazareth, displayed their instinct talent by performing a dance number "Aatamaji Satakli – Singham Returns".

Action dance on "Aye Meri Zohrajabeen – Phir Hera Pheri" by Godwin Mendonca, Alwyn D'Souza, Alwyn Rodrigues, Austin Menezes, Ashlyn
Rodrigues, Elita D'sa, Edmond Lewis, Kevin D' Souza, Salvador Fernandes, Stanley Cardoza, and Vicky Lobo entertained the gathering.

Fusion dance by Ashlyn Rodrigues, Elita D'sa, Jasmine Menezes, Jeena D'Sa, and Prema Fernandes mesmerized the audience by their dance skills. A delectable array of songs by Austin Menezes "Sarika – Lancy Moras" Edmond Lewis "Ho Maria – Wilfy Rebimbus", Jyothi Reena D'Souza "Araluthiru Jeevada Geleya – Mungaru Male", Baskar Udupi and Godwin Mendonca "Udi Udi Maroon Ye – Prajoth D'sa" quenched the audience' music appetite.

The best part of the cultural event was the comedy skit "Halli Meshtru" enacted by Alwyn D'souza, Alwyn Rodrigues, Austin Menezes, Clinton D'Souza, Edmond Lewis, Godwin Mendonca, Kevin D'Souza, Nagraj Bajal Anchan, Salvador Fernandes, Stanley Cardoza and Vicky Lobo made the entire atmosphere burst with laughter.

Nagaraj Bajal Anchan directed and choreographed all the dances and the comedy skit. Amitha Prabhu Bijai, conducted games and prizes were given away to the winners.Eric D'sa conducted spot games during the entertainment session.

Housie Housie game conducted by Praveen D' Souza Urwa and Alwyn Rodrigues, Shirva. Nagaraj Bajal Anchan cracked jokes amid the game, adding a generous dose of humor. Edmond Lewis proposed vote of thanks. Jasmine Menezes Miyar, a new member of KGR, compered the event in Konkani dialect. The spectacular evening conclude with the Baila dance.

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  • Vincent Alva, shirva,K.S.A

    Wed, Sep 24 2014

    It was a great pleasure to see lot of Mangalorean-Udupi people. Programs were really nice. Food was too good. It was a fun filled perfect evening. I would like to thank organizers for this one. It requires lot of hard work and effort. Thank you once again Konkan Ghar Riyadh.

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  • Jeena , Ujire,

    Wed, Sep 24 2014

    Dear Eric Dhattu,Anita Voni,Edmund Dhattu Helen Voni,Salu Dhattu Prima Voni,Stanly Dhattu Nagraj Sir and all KGR Family members
    THank You For Your Support
    Nice Programme.God Bless you All.

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  • Salvadore Prema Fernandes, Gantelkatte / Riyadh

    Wed, Sep 24 2014

    One of the most memorable feast. n it was a grand success.food skit dance games and everything was awesome.Thank you KGR .It was a good team work.

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  • Alwyn Dsouza, Niddodi / Riyadh

    Mon, Sep 22 2014

    Monthi fest celebration was well organised….was a grand success.
    delicious vegetable meal followed by cultural programs.
    All the very best to KGR for the upcoming endeavours.

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  • Ivan Alva, Mudarangadi/Jeddah

    Mon, Sep 22 2014

    Happy feast to all Konkan Ghar and all Mangalorean community.Hope all had a nice time. We really missed this great event. Keep up the good work KGR. All the best for your future events..

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  • Edmond Lewis, Sastan / Riyadh, KSA

    Sun, Sep 21 2014

    Well Organized, beautiful feast of Nativity. Alpha to Omega, everything was very well arranged. Enjoyed a lot. Thanks KGR team.

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  • Francis Dsouza, Mangalore.RIyad

    Sun, Sep 21 2014

    "I just wanted to take this opportunity to thank you Konkan Ghar (KGR).I was very Happy to be part of such an event.. Thanks again"

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  • Lancy Henry Moras (Lhm), Moushmi Creations, Bajjodi

    Sun, Sep 21 2014

    One of the most memorable feast celebration through KGR Riyadh with traditional dress Munddu/Pudwen and white jibbo (shirt) we could wear. I was happy to have joined this feast event and thanks to KGR one and all for a beloved invite.

    The feast event was splendid throughout till the end. May Infant Mary bless us all.

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  • Eric Arthur D'sa, Pangla,Riyadh

    Sat, Sep 20 2014

    Our Dear KGR Team,
    I want to take this opportunity to thank all of you for your hard work these past weeks.You all are very important to us."Thanks a million, you're excellent.!"

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  • Kevin , Adyar/Riyadh

    Sat, Sep 20 2014

    It was very wonderful program. we all enjoyed a lot.The food, Skit, dance games and every thing was awesome.Thank you KGR its succeed because of good teamwork.
    Coming together is a beginning.
    Keeping together is progress.
    Working together is success.

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  • Alwyn, Udipi

    Fri, Sep 19 2014

    Dear Eric and Konkan Ghar Team,We admire your efforts and energy levels.God Bless You.

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  • Clinton D'souza, Thottom,Saudi Arabia

    Fri, Sep 19 2014

    It was a great success. Thank you very much!
    “We = power”
    “Alone we can do so little together we can do so much"
    Wish you All the Best KGR.

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  • Austin Menezes, Miyar,Riyadh

    Fri, Sep 19 2014

    We had a wonderful time and would like to thank everyone The food was wonderful and the service was perfect.I look forward to being a part of such events in the future too..Congrats Konkan Ghar Riyadh.

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  • Prajoth D'sa, Kallianpur, Udupi

    Thu, Sep 18 2014

    Wonderful KGR. Really nice to see the celebration. Typical "Amchya gaavanche Monthi Fest"! The pictures say a lot about the program. I am sure it was a fun filled event. Looking forward for more initiatives by KGR. Cheers :)

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  • Anita D'sa, Udupi,Riyadh,K.S.A

    Thu, Sep 18 2014

    The Monthi Fest Celebration was a grand success! We knew that our All Konkan Ghar Members would do an outstanding job.a memorable occasion..everyone is still talking about..Once again, congratulations on a job well done.

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  • Manoj Aranha, shirva,Riyadh

    Thu, Sep 18 2014

    It was very nice programme, skit was excellent all actors did very good job.After long time I had good Veg.Food.Vorn(payassum) i liked very much.Good team work in our Konkan Ghar.Thank you one and all.

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  • Laveena Rodrigues, Shirva

    Thu, Sep 18 2014

    It was a well organized program by KGR.Wishing all the best for future program.

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  • stanly cardoza,, paladka,riyadh

    Thu, Sep 18 2014

    well organized by konkan Ghar riyadh.Dance,skit,food,Action song everything is too good.

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  • Vinod Wilfred Tauro, Madanthyar, Dubai

    Thu, Sep 18 2014

    Happy feast to all Konkan Ghar and all Mangalorean community. Very good arrangements in Riyadh, May God bless you all.

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