Ancy DSouza Paladka
Daijiworld Media Network- Mumbai
Mumbai, Aug 23: United Ways of Vision (UWV), a social welfare Trust of Nalasopara, which supports and helps under-privileged people, celebrated their fifth Founderís Day on August 15 at St Francis De Sales Church, Nalasopara West.
On this occasion UWV had organized a ĎBlood Donation Driveí in association with Sarla Blood Bank, Vasai, from 9.00am to 1.00pm. Priya Patil, Corporator of Vasai-Virar Municipal Corporation inaugurated and Fr Antony Dísouza blessed the occasion.
Altogether 89 people offered to donate blood.
On the same day, all the members with their family offered a special thanksgiving Mass at 6.30 pm.
The celebration began by cutting the cake. Fr Antony Dísouza (Parish Priest), Anil Bhogle and Vijay Rane Corporators Vasai-Virar Municipal Corporation, Devindra Khanna Chief Editor Vasai Satta, Raj Bombay Hospital and Research Centre, Natasha and Patricia as parish representatives, Ivan Rebello, Secretaty SPA (Barkur) Mumbai, and Flora, Jari Meri were present on the Dias.
Donald Dísouza, President of UWV gave a warm welcome to all. Philip Sequeira the trustee of the organization introduced the guests. Secretary Joylan Fernandes gave a briefing on the activities carried by the Trust.
This was followed by an entertainment programme. Andrea Dísouza, Jisel Fernandes, Prinal Fernandes, Linet Thomas, Velina Dísouza, Sweza Mansuri, Khushboo Mansuri and Gracian Rodrigues, Sajjad Mansuri showcased their dancing skills. A famous Konkani singer Antony Tauro and Rubina enthralled the audience with their melodious tunes.
All the kids who completed their SSC, HSC, graduation and post-graduation were duly honored by presenting certificates and mementoes as an attempt to motivate them to do better in future studies.
The kids who performed on stage were also encouraged by certificates and trophies. Members Caitano Pereira and his wife were felicitated on completion of their 25 years of successful married life.
The Treasurer Arun Pinto expressed his gratitude to all who contributed towards the success of the programme. Preeti Sequeira compered the ceremony.
A family dinner was arranged for the members and guests present as a token of love.