Dubai: Karaval Milan Brings Out Special Issue of 'Kutam' Weekly

Daijiworld Media Network – Dubai (SP)

Dubai, Sep 19: It was an eventful day of ‘Double Dhamaka’ at President Hotel here on September 16, 2011 for Karaval Milan Dubai. Karaval Milan, an association of 19 parishes under the proposed Udupi Diocese, celebrated Feast of Nativity with full fervor, with the wholehearted participation of its members and well-wishers. To make the joyous event worth remembering, Karaval Milan released a special issue ‘Kutam Monthi Festh Vishesh Ankho’ on this auspicious occasion.

The programme began to a full packed audience, with formal welcome by Karaval Milan secretary, Pius James D Souza. Thereafter, James D Souza conducted the prayer service that included showering of flowers, Blessings of New Corn etc. James highlighted the significance of the Feast of Nativity and the values of family relationships. The children came in a procession with flowers, and offered the flowers to Babe Mary. Choir led by Rony Byndoor sang hymns like ‘Sakkad Sangatha Melyan’, ‘Naval Vortavalan’ and ‘Mariyek Hogolsiyan’, which brought back the memories of yesteryears to those present.

Alfred D Souza, chairman of CAB Real Estate, who has always provided rock-solid support to Karaval Milan, mixed the newly blessed corn in milk, which was later distributed to everyone present there.

At the stage programme that followed, ‘Kutam Monthi Festh Special Issue– 2011’, was released. Edwyn Lewis, Alfred D Souza, Sathish of Chilly Willy, Andrew Aranha, Walter Nandalike, Dayan D Souza Mukamar, Wilson D Sa, Charles Mascarenhas, and Rony Nazareth Byndoor were invited on to the dais for the purpose. Eric D Souza, president of Karaval Milan, welcomed the dignitaries to stage, by offering floral bouquets. Edwyn Lewis released the special issue of the Kutam and presented its copies to the dignitaries present on the dais

Community leader, Dayan D Souza Mukamar, in his short address, highlighted the yeomen services of Karaval Milan to the society. He also laid emphasis on the important role and value of mother in everybody’s life. He recalled his association of 13 years with Karaval Milan, and informed that he feels proud to be associated with this organization and its activities. He also applauded Karaval Milan members for taking the initiative to bring out this special Issue.

Daijiworld editor-in-chief, Walter Nandalike, in his speech, saluted Karaval Milan members for bringing out the special issue. While noting that a large number of organizations have been serving the Konkani community, he thought the action of Karaval Milan in standing out from the rest, and bringing out this special issue, was praiseworthy, especially at a critical time when the world is moving towards a phase of second recession. He noted that Karaval Milan has always come out with innovative ideas, which later get adopted as models by other associations.

Honourary editor of this issue, Ronald Nazareth Byndoor, thanked all the donors, well-wishers, and the members of Karaval Milan, for extending him splendid support.

After the release of the special issue, Karaval Milan honoured multi-talented Aquiline Lewsi, for her outstanding talents in studies, dancing, and singing. She has secured 98.1 % marks in her academics. Aquiline’s proud parents, Edwyn Lewis and Clara Lewis, escorted her to the dais. Eric D Souza honoured her with floral bouquet. A brief profile of Acquiline’s achievements was read out by Renita D Souza, while Wilson D Sa handed over the letter of appreciation to her. Lancy Madtha honoured Aquiline by presenting her a memento. While acknowledging the honour extended to her, Aquiline thanked Karaval Milan, her parents and teachers. She said that this honour will definitely motivate her to do her best every time.

Entertainment programme followed immediately after the stage programe. Rony Byndoor, Miller Rodrigues, Gretta D Souza, Stany D Cunha, and Glen Mendonca, entertained the crowd with some popular Konkani numbers. Young children of Karaval Milan made an electrifying dance presentation that received all-round appreciation from the crowd, while Stany D Cunha and Pius James D Souza made the crowd to laugh their hearts out, with their hilarious skits. Wilson D Sa organized some very interesting games for the children and the adults.

Wilson D Souza conducted American Housie and Raffle draw. Attractive prizes were handed over to the winners. Janet Sequeira proposed vote of thanks. Delicious lunch was served by President Hotel.

Nanu Marol Thottam compered the programme.

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    Mon, Sep 19 2011

    Hearty Congrats to KARAVAL Milan. I have gone thru the KUTAM Issue, it was beautiful. Nannu with your Mundas you look like 2nd SHABI MAMA.

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  • Reena Crasto, Dubai

    Mon, Sep 19 2011

    I have realy enjoyed the programe,karaval milan monti fest special issue is very nice with lots of karaval side information, dance, songs are nice specially my favourite number Kenna Kenna rock the stage, keepit up karaval milan.

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