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Thursday, September 12, 2013 2:44:18 PM (IST)  

VKWA, Vasai, celebrates Monthi Fest

Ancy D'Souza Paladka
Daijiworld Media Network - Mumbai

Mumbai, Sep 12: Vasai witnessed grand celebration of Monthi Fest on Sunday September 8. The procession started from Parvati Cross, Manickpur, Vasai along with the "Maria Bombina" statue. A special Monthi Fest Konkani Mass was held at St Gonsalo Garcia Church, Barampur at 10.30am

Vasai Konkani Welfare Association (VKWA) organised a fabulous cultural programme at YMCA Hall, Manickpur. Anchor Oliver D'Souza initiated the programme with an introduction. Vice-president Blanch Alvares welcomed the gathering.

Various songs, specially composed for the occasion gave a thrilling punch. Kenny was the star attraction of the event. The songs "Vasayant Konknni Mis Zai" and "Konkani Lungi Dance" both composed by Dr Vincent D'Mello received a great round of applause.

The programme started with a prayer dance "Bhagintlim Fulam Haddun" by Rachel D'Souza, Anisha Correa and Andria Saldanha. Fabulous dance performance given by Alita Fernandes, Lolita D'Souza, Clemencia Fernandes, Anisha Fernandes and Janice D'Souza. Josna Fernandes Choreographed the dances.

Kushal Group members Jerry Bondel, Monthu Bollur (Max), Henry Menezes and Lawrence D'Souza entertained the crowd with their songs and jokes.

A 52-member troupe of VKWA members also showcased various cultures of Konkani people, namely Vovyo, Vers, Roce, Kazar, Vhor, Dekhnni, Manddo, Dulpod, Baila etc.

Young budding singers Rony D'Souza, Wilson Kishore D'Sa, Reshma Menezes, Blanch Alvares, Clara Pinto, Viola D'Mello, Mable D'Souza, Jessy D'Souza, Mable D'Sa, Albert D'Costa, Gregory Monis entertained the crowd with their melodious voices. Most of the songs were composed by Dr Vincent D'Mello. Praveen Menezes arranged music for the songs.

President Ancy D'Souza Paladka gave the keynote address. In his speech he explained the significance of "Monthi Fest" and its origin, how it is different from "Mamma Mary's Birthday" celebrated by others, the effect of Tippu's captivity making it a feast of strong family bonds and remembering our ancestors, importance of Konkani prayers starting with "Santa Khursachi Khur" and ending all Konkani prayers with "Mogall Putra Sovem".

YMCA hall was jampacked with people who stayed till 3.30 pm. New Konkani CDs were distributed to the audience who anxiously watched all the programmes till the end without having meals.

Specially prepared potradde by association members was a very special dish during the Novem Jevonn. The advisor Jossy Menezes distributed gifts to the artists. The co-ordinator John D'Souza gave vote of thanks. President Ancy Paladka, secretary Reginald Santhmayar, treasurer Albert D'Costa and ex-president Stephen Fernandes were also present on the dais.


Comments on this article
Alphonsus Baretto, Kundapura/Thane
Friday, October 11, 2013

Congratulations for organizing Monthi Fest celebrations beautiful photo's keep it up Konkani people should unite like this programme people come closer and our rich culture known by young generation. God Bless you all Lamb Jiyon amchi Konkani.

RONALD PAIS, NALASOPARA
Saturday, September 21, 2013

Thanks Ancy for your reply.I agree with you about caltural programme,but when you told YOUR people to attend both the processions, then you should have mentioned that the procession from parvati cross & Mass was organised by VASAI DIOCESE.In your entire article your not mentioned about Vasai Diocese,then why your using their photoghaps?

Ancy DSouza, Paladka / Vasai
Sunday, September 22, 2013

Hi Rony,

What do you want to prove now ?

You mean when I am a president of a particular association I need to give only the publicity to that organisation ?

No, as a reporter I am always with the people. Where my people are.

What is your intention in repeatedly asking me why I used the photographs ?
I used all those photographs because I clicked them for the purpose of reporting them and I am the owner of those photograhs. I did not use any of your photographs. Is it clear to you ?

As I have very clearly informed you in my comment the title I gave to this report is "Grand Monti Fest Celebrations in VASAI". This is because I am proud of my association, my place and my people.

My report consisted on our peoples witnessing the events of,
1. Procession from Parvati Cross
2. Mass at Gonsalo Garcia Church
3. Procession to YMCA Hall
4. VKWA Cultural programem at YMCA Hall
5. VKWA Novem Jevonn Programme
Even after explaining elaborately, if you are repeatedly trying to put some of your words in my mouth, please excuse me.

RONALD PAIS, NALASOPARA
Sunday, September 15, 2013

Congratulation Ancy for grand success. But the photos of procession used by you are not of your program infact they are of vasai diocese monti fest celebration held at st.gonsalo gracia church.

Ancy DSouza, Paladka / Vasai
Saturday, September 21, 2013

Thank you Rony for your words of appreciation. It is becuase of the Konkani people showing trust on our association they come in large numbers to whatever programme we organise. Your comment shows that you only saw the photographs and not read the write up, in which I have clearly mentioned that precession started from Parvati Cross and Mass held at 10.30 am at Barampur Church. Because of the confrontation caused, our association wanted to celebrate Monti Fest only as a cultural feast. We told our people to join both the processions and the Mass. Hence our Konkani people also went to the procession from Parvati Cross, Witnessed the Konkani Mass at Barampur church, then they also joined the procession organised by VKWA to YMCA Hall in very large numbers, enjoyed the fabulous innovative cultural programme put up by VKWA along with Monti Fest Novem Jevonn. Also the heading that I gave to this write up was "Grand Monti Fest Celebrations in VASAI" which was changed by the editors.

Joseph D'sa, Kallianpur/Mumbai
Friday, September 13, 2013

Congratulations to VKWA President and his team. You are making us proud. Keep the good work going.

herald, karkala/ksa
Friday, September 13, 2013

very nice pics really missed this year may god bless u all..VKWA..members and all the people who attended...may god bless u all...keep going ancy...keep going...

JERRY, BONDEL
Friday, September 13, 2013

VKWA has done a great job. Hope will see the same kind of unity (Mangalorean Catholic) many more years.
All the Best VKWA. Ancy and team go ahead. we r there to support u. long live VKWA

 
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