Nativity Fest : Saudi Konkan Association (SKAR) - Riyadh


by Manoj Mascarenhas

Riyadh, Sep 10: SAUDI KONKAN ASSOCIATION Riyadh – celebrated Nativity Feast in a traditional way together as one family on Friday, 9th September.

SKAR secretary and Master of ceremony Mrs. Shanti Thomas welcomed the gathering and the guests. The celebration started with a short procession by little children and teenagers carrying the corn ( Novem ) and the  statue of Mary with colorful flowers singing the traditional hymn‘’Sokkad Sangata Melyam’’

Prayer session was led by Shanthi Dsouza and Wilfred goveas . After the novena prayer, children joyfully showered flower petals on Infant Mary as the gathering sang the hymn ‘Moriyek Hogolshiyam”. ‘’Novem’’ with milk was served to all.





















































Ambrose Cordiero President SKAR gave a brief message on the significance of this Feast and importance of Mother Mary in our life.

On this occasion outgoing senior member Leo Sequeira was felicitated for his selfless service and dedication to SKAR. The Day was filled with lots of entertainment as Martin & Ambrose conducted variety of games for children and adults.
A traditional vegetarian meal "Novem Jevan" was prepared by the members and served on "shiratyo" (planton leaves) .

The programme was concluded by distribution of prizes and vote of thanks by Shanthi Dsouza .

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  • A I DIAS, BARKUR/MUMBAI

    Wed, Sep 14 2011

    VERY HAPPY TO SEE YOU ALL CELEBRATING MONTHI FEST. MOTHER MARY BLESS YOU ALL

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  • Vincent, Bangalore

    Sun, Sep 11 2011

    Nice to see you all celebrating Monti Fest... All the best SKAR

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  • William Gonsalves, Madanthyar/Doha

    Sun, Sep 11 2011

    We wish all SKAR members, happy Monthi Feast

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  • Ronald Dsouza, Mangalore

    Sun, Sep 11 2011

    Wish u all Happy feast of Nativity...
    from:Ronald D'souza, Al Khobar(KSA)

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  • Johnson vaz, belman/dubai

    Sat, Sep 10 2011

    Hi SKAR members wish you all happy Monthi feast.

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  • Vincent Shallet DeSouza, Mudarangadi-Jeddah

    Sat, Sep 10 2011

    Keep up your good works towards the community dear Skar.Congrats and Enjoyed to see our dear loved ones and little ones honouring Mother Mary.

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  • Edward Mathias, Riyadh Mumbai

    Sat, Sep 10 2011

    Hearty congratulations to all the members of SKAR on celebrating the feast in saudi Arabia

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  • RTN MICHAEL MATHIAS SHIRVA ROTARY, PILAR SHIRVA

    Sat, Sep 10 2011

    .wish u all happy nativity (monthi) feast

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  • John Philip Pereira , Kuwait / Mumbai

    Sat, Sep 10 2011

    You all have done our community Proud keep it up

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  • HARRY HENRY DSOUZA, URWA - QATAR

    Sat, Sep 10 2011

    HELLO EVERYBODY WISH ALL THE SKAR MEMBERS A HAPPY MONTHI FEAST AND NICE TO SEE THE MANGALOREAN COMMUNITY KEEPING THE TRADITION OF THE FEAST IN SAUDI ARABIA ALL THE BEST TO THE COMMITTEE MEMBERS KEEP THE ORGANIZATION OF TOGETHERNESS STRONG KEEP GOING.

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  • Vincent Tauro, Kelmbet/Mangalore

    Sat, Sep 10 2011

    Wish you all SKAR member Happy Monthi Feast.

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  • Harsh Malhotra, Mangalore/New Delhi

    Sat, Sep 10 2011

    Is it bannana leaves available in saudi arabia???..may be chances incoming during onam fesitval..Nice to see people use bannana leaves as like during 'dusheera' having only vegetable items.. Wish you one and all..

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  • Michael, Dammam

    Sat, Sep 10 2011

    Very pleasing. Keep it up.

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  • VINOD WILFRED TAURO, MADANTHYAR,DUBAI

    Fri, Sep 9 2011

    Congratulations and happy feast to ALL SKAR members, good to see SKAR photoes. It is nice to see the unity and SKAR has kept alive, our old tradition of MONTHI FEAST for the past 22 years of existance in K.S.A. I wish all the members HAPPY FEAST OF NATIVITY and Mother Mary bless them all.
    WILFRED,JANET,VIJETHA & VIVECA

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  • Jovin, Pangla, Dubai

    Fri, Sep 9 2011

    Nice to see the traditional celebration of Monthi feasth in Saudi Arabia. Wish you all the best in your mission.

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