Dubai: Vamanjooreans UAE celebrate Monthi Fest

Report by: Joyline Pinto

Pics: Praveen Rodrigues

Dubai, Sep 16: Vamanjooreans living in UAE celebrated Monthi Fest on September 15 at Bangalore Empire Hotel, Karama, Dubai.

There was a gathering of many parishioners who celebrated the event in the traditional manner by prayers, singing hymns, offering flowers followed by drinking Novem. It was a rare opportunity to meet and greet the fellow parish mates. The programme started by a hymn ‘Sakkad Sangatha Melyan’ and by offering flowers to Mother Mary followed by prayer and then led by the cultural programme and ‘Noven Jevan’.

The gathering offered flowers to Mother Mary and participated in the prayer.

The chief guests Benedict Pinto Abu Dhabi, Dayan D’Souza Mukamar, and Joseph Mathais, founder president Jerald Lobo and current president Johnson Monteiro were on the dais.

There were many games, songs, quiz and lot more was organized for the crowd. Dance was performed by Feat Beat Art Centre. Songs were sung by Lynal Monteiro, Avith Lobo, Joel Pinto, Priya Menezes, Joyline Pinto, Lancy Noronha, Melwyn D’Souza and Flavan D’Souza. A baila session was conducted by youth of Vamanjoor. Rib-tickling acts were performed by Lynal Monteiro, Joel Pinto, Joyline Pinto, Rakesh D’Souza, Ullas Menezes, Elvira Crasta, and Delton Miranda. Lovelyn provided the sounds, DJ by DJ Norman, keyboard by Deepak Machado Abu Dhabi, photography by Rohil Lobo, Floyd Kiran Moras and Praveen Rodrigues. The programme was conducted under the leadership of Joel Pinto and supported by Joyline Pinto and Lynal Monteiro.

Traditional food was served to the gathering in a traditional way.

The programme was a grand success. Many Vamanjooreans as well as outsiders were present for the programme.

The programme concluded with the parton hymn ‘Saan Zuje’.


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