News by Ancy D'Souza Paladka
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Daijiworld Media Network- Mumbai
Mumbai, Jul 12: Vasai Konkani Welfare Association (VKWA) organised a Konkani programme called ‘Dabazo’, a celebrationon Saturday July 6 at YMCA Hall, Manikpur, Vasai.
In spite of heavy rains people thronged the venue and enjoyed the show in a jam packed hall. Leslie Rego the anchor and all the artists had the crowd cheering. All the guests enjoyed throughtout the three and half hour non-stop show.
Fr Ramesh D'Souza, assistant parish priest of Manickpur Church was the chief guest of the programme. Fr Reginald Tauro, assistant parish priest of Loyola Church and Clement Lobo, president of Konkani Kala Manch were the guests of honour.
Fr Ramesh D'Souza inaugurated the 'ladies Wing' of the association. Mable Santhumayar was nominated as the first chairman ('Gurkarn') and Pressy Pinto as the associated secretary ('Sangati Karyadorshi') of the "Ladies Wing" of the association.
The programme began with a prayer dance by Rachel D'Souza and Andria Saldanha. President Ancy D'Souza Paladka delivered the welcome address and informed that the association will celebrate the Monti Fest on Sunday Sepetember 8 at 6:30 pm.
Vincent D'Mello and his troupe sang the theme song 'Dabazo'. Henry Lobo, Juliana, D'Silva, Reshma D'Souza, Vinita, Wilson D'Sa, Christine Aranha, Blanch Alvares, Viola D'Mello, Albert D'Costa, Benny Menezes, Della Antonios and Emilda accompanied in chorus. The team also presented another song 'Jai Konkani'.
Anchor Leslie Rego and Dolla Mangalore maintained the jovial mood among the audience with their fascinating jokes.
The song 'Vasayantlea Sorv Igorzani Konknni Mis Zai'(We want Konkani Mass in all the churches in Vasai) sung by Victor Concessao was given a overwhelming applause by the entire crowd. He also presented other songs like 'Mobile' and 'Dubaichem Zeeta' in association with Kenny.
Antony Tauro enthralled the crowd with his melodious voice with songs such as 'Manglura', 'Haka Rochlaim Kityak Lagun' and 'Lavina'.
Kolavari Fame Rayan D'Souza mesmerised the crowd with his unique style and songs like 'Anjea Sarkem Chedum', 'Visron Tuka Somia Hanv Jiyelom' and 'Konkani Kolavari'.
Kenny was as usual a great entertainer as he presented the songs 'Mhaka Novro Zai', 'Dubaichem Zeeta', 'Musumbio' and 'Kurlio'.
The special attraction of the programme were the dances presented by "Advitiya Dance Company" with different unique themes. The choreographer Kushal Suvarna achieved great applause for all his dances.
The dancers Roylie Santhumayar, Nilesh D'Souza, Gaytri, Shakil, Varsha, Ajay, Aishwarya, Chandana and Swati gave a great performance. Lancy Almeida, Mira Road accompanied with the instruments.
The guest of honour Jossy Menezes honoured all the artists with a shawl. Fr Ramesh D'Souza honoured the singing team and its leader Vincent D'Mello. Clement Lobo honoured the choreographer Vishal Suvarna and the entire dance team of Advitiya Dance Company. President Ancy D'Souza Paladka compered the stage programme.
The donation coupon draw was held and the winners were as follows-
1st Prize: Honda Activa, Won By: Dr Ronald Menezes
2nd Prize: Laptop, Won By: Godwyn Vinod D'Souza
3rd Prize: Rs 15,000 Worth Gold Jewellary, Won By: P Shirley D'Souza
4th Prize: Rs 10,000 Worth Gold Jewellary, Won By: Jossy Menezes
5th Prize: Rs 5000 Worth Gold Jewellary,Won By: Rupert D'Souza
200 consolation prizes were given to the tickets ending with No 56
The programme ended with the singing of the National Anthem.