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Mangaluru: Fake news is new face of terrorism today – Fr Chetan Lobo


9th Anniversary of ‘Naman Ballok Jesu’ celebrated

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Mangaluru, Dec 5: ‘Fake news cannot be good news. But unfortunately fake news has become part of life now. This is a silent terrorism as it evokes lot of fear among the people. Fake news is the new face of terrorism which instills fear and confusion in the common man. WhatsApp is the common platform where fake messages are forwarded without a second thought,” said Fr Chetan Lobo, the Editor of ‘Uzvaad’ Konkani magazine on the occasion of 9th anniversary programme of ‘Naman Ballok Jesu’ popular Konkani monthly.

Fr Chetan Lobo was the chief guest for the occasion and was addressing the audience on the topic, ‘Fake News and the common man’.



The 9th anniversary of the magazine was celebrated on December 3 at Carmel Hills Bikarnakatta in city. It began with a prayer song by the OCDS Bajjodi unit. Fr Jocy Siddakatte, the editor of the magazine welcomed the guests and said that this celebration is of readers and writers.

Hemacharya, the editor of Daijiworld Weekly, speaking on ‘Individual freedom and the youth’ said that “Christians have a great name as peace lovers. But this has caused a great harm to the Christian community by not speaking and fighting for our rights. We need to come out of this illusion. Priests and religious should participate in the social causes without any fear,”

Wilfred Rodrigues, the superior of the monastery distributed the prizes of ‘Naman Ballok Jesu-Akaar Innovations’ Prakruti Kalakruti competition. A Konkani book “Amshe Tikshe Lonche” by Herolpius was released on this occasion.

‘Katha Rang’ played by dramatist Christopher Neenasam and team was staged on the occassion. Batti Kelarai’s ‘Ambadyachi Soshi’, Rony Arun’s ‘Bidar’ short stories , along with two poems of Cha. Fra De Costa were used for ‘Katha Rang’

Naman Ballok Jesu- Amulya Akash sponsored youth talent award was given to Frivita D’Souza (dramatist) and Nivita Cardoza (sports-Karate). The award included Rs 20,000 cash, a certificate of honour and a memento.

‘Naman Ballok Jesu-Godwin Sushma Rasquinha family ‘Person of the Year’ was awarded to Jeeth Milan Roche. This included Rs 30,000 cash, certificate of honour and a memento. Speaking on the occasion Roche said that, the church is doing an amazing work for the poor and the needy. But it needs to do much for the protection of the environment. He advised to have a ‘green week’ to plant trees and encourage people Christians to have love for the nature.

The president Fr Pius James D’ Souza, Vice Provincial of Carmelites and Religious Vicar of Mangaluru, moved the clock from 9 to 10, inaugurating the Decennial Year of the magazine. He appreciated the winners and advised the magazine board not to entertain fake news, but to bring to light what is true and authentic in nature.

The stage was also adorned by Mevis Rodrigues, Sushma Rasquinha, Daya Victor Lobo and Fr Wilfred Rodrigues. Fr Ivan D’Souza, the sub-editor expressed vote of thanks. The programme was compered by Alwyn Danti Pernal.

 

Comment on this article

  • mahesh, Mulki

    Wed, Dec 6 2017

    More the sikulars target Modi, it strengthens him more and pushes the majority to vote for him.
    So keep talking sikulars.

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  • Mahendra Shetty, Mumbai Mangalore

    Tue, Dec 5 2017

    INDIRECTLY.....SAD THAT ITALIAN LED GOVERNMENT GONE.....

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  • Rocks, Mangalore

    Tue, Dec 5 2017

    Media is the powerful weapon we have. . . we shouldn't miss use it.

    Well said Mr.Lobo

    BJP is the first party which has used the media in wrong manner and won the election at central.

    Don't be fool again dears . .. .

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  • Akul, Mangalore

    Tue, Dec 5 2017

    Rocks, Mangalore...you guys are corrupt and narrow minded people.
    Fr Chetan Lobo was talking about whatsapp and some social media and you guys link with politics.
    Sudar jao buddy....

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  • Gangaram, Moodbidri

    Tue, Dec 5 2017

    99% Whatsapp political news are fake and photoshoped. so When someone says whatsapp fake news means its sure leading to political news only.

    After 2014 May India and wold seen a total Feku era under Modi govt........

    No one send religious fake news.....

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  • mohan sr., Mangalore

    Tue, Dec 5 2017

    Mr Akul ..... thu sudarja........... Total country is faking due to this fake BJP.... ... Kya re... .. politics me fekega tho chalega .... whats- up me joke nahin chalega !!!!!

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  • Akul, Mangalore

    Tue, Dec 5 2017

    You are total FEKU buddy.
    One person is using different names and talk about Modiji..

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  • mohan sr., Mangalore

    Tue, Dec 5 2017

    Center .. Our PM and Other to BJP ministers all are spreading fake news ... All BJP bakts spreading fake news....... This feke news started by Our nations. PM himself .... them whats wrong if common follows ore Nations. PM

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  • Indian, India

    Tue, Dec 5 2017

    And those who fake their surname are saviours of india....our constitution was not fullproof to prevent a foreign invasion from backdoor even in this mordern era...

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  • sampath, India

    Tue, Dec 5 2017

    some people are also faking hindu names...

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  • Shaff, Mangalore

    Tue, Dec 5 2017

    Actually, Media is like Weapons of National strength. If it doesn't do its duty in positively then it would be a misfortune for the nation.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Tue, Dec 5 2017

    India has become shallow because of this FAKE ...

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  • Rajesh, Mangalore

    Tue, Dec 5 2017

    because of pakoos.

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  • Af,,, Mangalore

    Tue, Dec 5 2017

    There is Nothing called word FATWA in christian community our half knowledge PM is condemning Archbishops letter to the community and called it is a fatwa.

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  • Gurudath, M'lore/Mumbai

    Tue, Dec 5 2017

    He used FATWA word as a metaphor.

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  • Ajay Lobo, Mangalore

    Tue, Dec 5 2017

    Metaphor..what a joke..as if PM is scholar in English. There is no word "Fatwa" in Christianity. Being head of the church, Arch Bishop has every right to advise Christians. However, he didn't tell not to vote for BJP or vote for congress. Fake nationalism is on the rise. Those who discriminate among religions/caste/creed are unfortunately called nationalists and those who oppose these fake nationalists are called "anti nationals". This is the tragedy.

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  • Rathan, Mangalore

    Tue, Dec 5 2017

    I pity Ur half knowledge of language

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  • David Pais, Mangalore

    Tue, Dec 5 2017

    there is no fatwa in christian community. dictionary -fatwa -a ruling on a point of Islamic law given by a recognized authority. gurudath, m'lore/mumbai & rathan, mangalore

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  • Juliet, Kinnigoli

    Tue, Dec 5 2017

    After 2014 it is difficult to identify which is fake and which is real.People are in a confused state of mind

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  • KRPrabhu, Bangalore/Mangalore

    Tue, Dec 5 2017

    The fact that name 'Gandhi ' is used by fake leaders just for political milage....not taken seriously by certain section of people.Even today they struggling with fake name and fake ideology.

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