Media Release

Aberdeen, Sep 13: Konkans living in Aberdeen celebrated ‘Monthi Fest’ on September 9 at St Francis of Assisi Church, Mannofield, Aberdeen. Fr Anil Gonsalves celebrated the holy mass.

Julie welcomed the congregation and highlighted the importance of this celebration. All sang melodious Konkani hymns led by Prakash, Alwyn and Monthi Baretto.

The congregation proceeded to the hall in procession singing 'Sokkod sangatha melyam'. Fr Anil blessed the new corn and children showered the flowers. Canon Barry and Fr Anil cut the cake while eveyone sang happy birthday to mother Mary. Bishop Hugh of Aberdeen diocese graced the occasion.

Prakash Benis welcomed and Venissa rendered the vote of thanks. Dr Maxim compered the event, and organised vegetable auction which raised Rs 1,00,000 for charity.

All the gathered enjoyed vegertarian meal which included delicacies like 'pothrode' and 'vorn'.

Children Riva, Calvin, Tanish and Riyansh presented Bollywood dance enjoyed by everyone. Juliana D’Costa organised whole event which was thoroughly enjoyed by all.