Dubai: Annual feast celebration marks 16 years of Udyavarites UAE

Report & Pics: Canute Moras & Gladson D’Sa

Dubai, Nov 29: 'Udyavarites UAE', an association of Udyavar parishioners residing in the UAE, celebrated St Francis Xavier's annual feast at President Hotel, Karama, Dubai on Friday November 27. The event also marked the 16th anniversary of Udyavarites UAE.

The association has been running successfully for the past 16 years and fulfilling its mission of 'Unity, generosity and service'. These events are means of strengthening the bonds between Udyavar parishioners, their families and friends.

The programme commenced with a prayer song by talented singers of the association, followed by prayer. Robert Fernandes warmly welcomed the gathering and thanked the sponsors and well-wishers for supporting and strengthening Udyavarites for the last 16 years and requested them to continue the generosity in future. He said that their gesture had encouraged the committee members to work hard and provide educational and medical help to the needy back home in Udyavar.

Chief guest of the event Fr Roque D'Souza, the parish priest of Udyavar graced the occasion. Addressing the gathering, he updated the progress of the new church construction project. He thanked all the benefactors and well-wishers who had contributed to the project. He also gave a call to continue supporting the cause until its successful completion.

The parish priest congratulated the Udyavarites association office-bearers and members on the all the good work done since inception and wished greater success in future.

The entertainment was a potpourri of skits, dance, live music, songs, spot prizes and much more. Veteran team of artistes comprising Vivian, Gilbert, Jeffery and Joacky presented hilarious skits and fascinated the audience and evoked a laugh riot. Robert and Natasha performed an energetic dance.

Young Udyavarites represented by Ansel, Abel, Andrea, Ashlyn, Calvin, Elina, Elisha, Natasha and Sarah presented a variety songs and Christmas carols. Live music and songs were performed by Melvin, Prashant and Fabella, supported by many other singers. The event was interspersed with many spot prizes, with the audience showing good response and participation.

Renowned MC Uttam Menezes compered the show with great finesse and kept the audience engaged.

Talented members of "Sparsh Dubai" who had won 1st place at recently held talents contest organized by Mangalore Konkans, enthralled the audience with their crisp acting skills through a meaningful skit.  The team was comprising talented artists Darel, Melwyn, Nisha, Sandeep and Rohan.

Vote of thanks was given by Canute Moras.

President Hotel management and staff served sumptuous lunch buffet and satiated the taste buds of all with good service to everyone’s satisfaction.

The audience of about 200 completely enjoyed the show and gave encouraging reviews. Udyavarites president and committee members thanked one and all for their continuous support.



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  • Alban D Souza, Udyavara/Bajjodi/Mumbai/Doha Qatar

    Mon, Nov 30 2015

    Udyavarites Congratulation! To unite in a foreign country and to bring the flock in one umbrella is great to happen. This is really proud moment for all the udyavara parishioners to celebrate fruitful and success full 16 years as united. !pray for the prosperity of the parish. Let the dream and vision of all Udyavara parishioners come true to built the new church as soon as possible. It is nice to see the Chief guest & visionary Rev. Fr. Roque D Souza on the occasion. Best wishes for the future.

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  • Dr Urban DSouza, Udyavar/Malaysia

    Mon, Nov 30 2015

    Congratulations. Let the spirit of Udyavarites grow greater and greater. God bless all

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  • Rev Fr Richard Aloysius Coelho, Administrator Father Muller Medical College Hospital

    Mon, Nov 30 2015

    Dear President all office Bearers and members, I am extremely happy to hear that you held your 16th Anniversary Celebrations of your Association along with the celebration of Feast of St Francis Xavier the Patron Saint.It is nice to see all of you coming together and creating a spirit of brotherhood and family.It is a good occassion to relax and share your joys along with your family .Certainly you have all prepared well for this occassion by putting your heart and soul to show case your talents and also encouraging your children also.Keep the family spirit and also the unity of the Association.I am also happy to see Fr Roque the Parish Priest as Guest for the occassion.Certainly your mite will be there for the new building of the Church.Wishing all the best and congrtulations to all of you. May God bless your Association and all the members .

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