Damman: Saudi Konkan Youngsters (SKY) Celebrate Monthi Fest

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Dammam, Sep 20: The Saudi Konkan Youngsters (SKY) celebrated Monthi Fest with great devotion and joy recently at Farm House, Al Khobar here.

The celebrations started off with children coming in procession to honour Infant Mary with flowers and hymns. Blessed Paddy (Qanshoi), specially flown in from Mangalore, was distributed to the gathered guests. All the children were offered sugarcanes. Blessed Novem mixed in milk was served to all.

Bible Quiz was efficiently conducted for kids by Leslie Ferrao. This was followed by a series of entertaining events which includes spot games, lucky draw, housie-housie and dance.

Traditional meal with seven different types of delicious vegetables with Sanna, Rice and Vorn (sweet dish) was served on banana leaves (Shiroti) to the guests.
General secretary Roshan D’Souza gratefully expressed special thanks to the sponsors for their generous financial help. The vote of thanks was proposed by Ivy Mathias.

SKY president Ronald Fernandes, Shirthady welcomed the gathering.  Mark Tellis, vice-president of SKY led the prayers and briefed the gathering about the importance of Monthi Fest.

Around 300 Konkani speaking people young and old actively participated in the celebrations.

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  • Ambrose DMello, Pangla/Mumbai

    Mon, Sep 26 2011

    Very glad to see such a wonderful gathering being organised in Dammam and hats off to dear Ronnie and the entire SKY team for your great teamwork.
    Keep it up !

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  • Ronald Vaz, Mangalore / Bahrain

    Thu, Sep 22 2011

    Nice program, I used to attend this program every year when I was in Saudi. Year by year it is becoming more orgnaised and beautiful. Congrats Roney and the team members of SKY

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  • Leslie Ferrao, Shirva / Khobar,KSA

    Wed, Sep 21 2011

    It was a wonderful gathering and good community event. Lot of hard work and planning put in by the committee. Special efforts, Thanks and Blessings to Stany & Ivy Mathais, Maxim & Asha D'souza, Ronald & Shanti Fernandes, Alwyn Fernandes, Edwin Pinto(music), Anil Tauro & others. God Bless each and every one who participated, attended and contributed.

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  • Ronald Fernandes, Shirthady/Dammam KSA

    Wed, Sep 21 2011

    Hello Joseph, Doha, Qatar
    Greetings. Kindly send me a mail to ronyshirthady@hotmail.com. I will send you the requested details. Regds/rony

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  • Lancy Moras, Bendur-Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

    Tue, Sep 20 2011

    I would like to take this opportunity to thank Mr. Ronald, SKY Dammam varado Gurkar for inviting me for the blessed feast of Infant Mary. I am sad that I could not make it to stand with the awesome crowd. This perhaps wthered for the MONTHI FEST held aroung the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for sure and hats off with a salute ti SKY organisers. I stand with full respect to SKY for the splendid celebration and Infant born Mary will have no hesitation in showering her heavenly blessings on the entire group. This is Saudi Arabia and I know and can understand the pain in organising such a non-islamic event. The mighty strength of SKY should not be forgotten in dreams even. To the whole sky while congratulating and wishing a belated Monthi Fest, I will have these words...'Randwoyecha jevvank bosulli line poleytana muja thondanth wudak ailen. Shirotechen jevaan the NIRMOL ani burgyancha bosyenth thavn yeta madhur phulanso PORMOL'. SKY thumcha muklya apurbayecha karyank yashaswi magtan.

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  • Joseph, Cynthia & fly, Kallianpur / Dammam

    Tue, Sep 20 2011

    Thanks & hats off to SKY for arranging wonderful event in Saudi Arabia. Great idea was served on Shiroti, it was amazing. Everyone enjoyed it. Good luck for the coming event.

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    Tue, Sep 20 2011

    Really a very wonderful event.
    Dear Rony ,and all the members of SKY DAMMAM,wish you all the best,and may such events be organised in future ,to lift up our konkan society to extreme heights.Keep it up.EPIPHURRAY.

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  • Antony Rebello, Kallianpur/Al Khobar

    Tue, Sep 20 2011

    It was a well organised programme. Thanks and hats off to Rony and the team. Looking forward for more cultural programmes by SKY.

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  • Joseph, Doha, Qatar

    Tue, Sep 20 2011

    I know 3 of these people personally during my employment in Saudi Arabia way back in 2001 - 2003. Can Daijiworld or some friends please be kind enough to provide me with the contacts of Leslie Ferrao, Roshan D'Souza and Mark Tellis. would like to speak to them / have their email id's too. Many thanks.

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