Kuwait: Ronald Colaco bestowed 'Konkan Kunvor' at KCWA silver jubilee


Report & Pics: Wilson Saldanha Shirthady/ Kuwait
Daijiworld Media Network - Kuwait

Kuwait, Apr 26: On the completion of 25 glorious years of its existence Kuwait Canara Welfare Association (KCWA) led by its president Anil Fernandes celebrated its silver jubilee with a mega event on Friday 25 April at the American International School, Hawalli from 3 pm. 

A musical show ‘Retro to Metro’ by well-known artistes from Mangalore Adolf, Iqbal, Rajgopal, Shafi, Nayana and their team and the internationally renowned Konkani drama “Aami Nathlyaa Vellar” by Daiji Rang Mandir – Dubai were the main attractions of the event. Dr Gerald Issac Lobo, bishop of Udupi diocese, Ronald Colaco, philanthropist, entrepreneur and president of the International Federation of Karnataka Christian Association (IFKCA), and J R Lobo, MLA of Mangalore South constituency, were guests of honor.


The programme started with prayer song followed by introductions by emcees Deepak Andrade and Reema D’Souza. The Jubilee song written by Lancy Rodrigues was sung by him along with Orson D’souza, Joylene Gonsalves, Deepak Andrade and Reema D’Souza. The entertainment part started with Hindi oldies ‘Badi door se aaye hai’, ‘Main jat yamla pagla deewana’ by Mohammed Shafi and Konkani Song ‘Mog tujo Kitlo Ashello’ by Adolf Jayathilak.

The felicitation part was conducted in four parts with melodious Hindi and Konkani songs in between by Mohammed Shafi, Adolf Jayathilak, Iqbal and Nayana Rajgopal. The audience thoroughly enjoyed old and new Hindi songs such as 'Rote hue aate hai sab', 'Dol Baje', 'Parda Hai', 'Kya hua tera wada', 'Battameez dil', 'Senorita', 'Kora kaagaz ka ye mann' etc along with Konkani numbers. The music was provided by Rajgopal (guitar), Prakash (drum), Deepak (keyboard), Jackson (bass guitar) and Rajesh (tabla and congo). An instrumental played by Rajagopal’s son mesmerized the audience.

President Anil Fernandes welcomed all with his presidential speech. Francis Misquith and Pascal Monteiro were honored with bouquets, shawl and momento by Bishop Gerald followed by souvenir release. Naveen Mascarenhas was honored with a gift for his contribution towards the souvenir. 

Bishop Dr Gerald Issac Lobo was felicitated by KCWA after which he delivered a speech wishing KCWA success in their mission. He appreciated KCWA for supporting education in India and for providing a platform for Konkani programmes. Priests, clergy and Carmel school superior were honored with bouquets.

MLA J R Lobo honored Elias Sanctis for receiving district Rajyotsava Award and Pascal Pinto for his service to the community with bouquets, shawls and mementos. Sunil Jain, Indian Ambassador to Kuwait along with MLA J R Lobo honoured sponsors and Walter Nandalike of daijiworld.com for their support towards the cause of KCWA. Daijiworld founder and chief editor Walter Nandalike spoke a few words encouraging KCWA. Sunil Jain, Indian Ambassador to Kuwait honoured J R Lobo. Both of them delivered jubilee message to the audience. Sunil Jain asked people in Kuwait to support education in India. He said Mangalore is a beautiful place and Mangaloreans should encourage tourism in their city. J R Lobo asked the community to participate in politics, government jobs and educations such as IAS, IPS etc instead of going to abroad. He asked to send the children of NRIs to India instead of other countries such as Canada, Australia etc.

Louisa & Vallie D'sa couples and Mabel & Sam Alphonso couples were introduced and honored with flower bouquets, shawl, traditional cap, fruits and momento in recognition of their persevering and continuous support to KCWA by Bishop Gerald along with Ex-Presidents of KCWA Lawrence Pinto, Stephen Machado, Felix Saldanha, Pascal Pinto, Rudy D’Souza and Ida D’Silva. Considering KCWA’s contribution, Sam Alphonso donated KD 5,000 to KCWA.

Ronald Colaco was brought to the stage with traditional decorated umbrella. He was honored with bouquets, Royal overcoat, crown, fruits and memento by Bishop Gerald and KCWA president Anil Fernandes. Rudy D’Souza read out the ‘Maan Patr’ and Ronald Colaco was bestowed by honorary title “KONKAN KUNVOR” in recognition of his philanthropic contribution to the society. He started his message in a humorous way and said that most of associations eat, greet, meet and depart whereas KCWA educates the unfortunate economically backward children. He asked everyone to keep a share of their savings for charity as he does and asked the spouses to support each other as his wife supports him. Supporting the Ambassador’s idea of tourism development in India, he asked the Indian businessmen in Kuwait to invest in a convention center type project to attract tourists to Mangalore. All the singers and musicians were honored with mementoes.

The long-awaited internationally renowned Konkani drama “Aami Nathlyaa Vellar” by Daiji Rang Mandir – Dubai started with a tribute to Kuwait’s Konkani Writer and Actor Johny Suratkal. The original play written by Madhusudan Kalelkar in Marathi, then played in Kannada translated by Ramanand Choorya (Nav IIlladaga) has created ripples wherever and whenever it has been performed. The play, a blend of emotion, suspense and comedy has captured the hearts of Konkani theatre lovers with its electrifying moments and high voltage performance by amateur performers from Daiji Rang Mandir. The play is based on the true life story of a naval commander and his family, which became a sensational case in Maharashtra back in 1959. The drama was directed/acted by Dayan D’Souza and the actors were Walter Nandalike, Asha Correa, Alphonse D’Souza, Nanu Marol, Allwyn Pinto, Godwin Castelino, Pradeep Barboza, Ketan D’Souza, Kumar Fernandes, Sandeep D’Souza, Regan Fernandes, Prathima Castelino and Cynthia Irene Pinto. The music scores were provided by Kethan D’Souza and Arun D’Almeida. 

Daiji Rang Mandir honored KCWA president Anil Fernandes with a memento.

The programme was ably compared by Deepak Andrade, Reema D’Souza, Lancy Rodrigues, Vijay D’Souza and Louis D’Costa. Caesars and Issnad Urban Development were the main sponsors of the event and Daijiworld was the official web sponsor.

A series of events such as The Silver Jubilee Monthi Fest on September 8, 2013, a family retreat on September 12, 2013, Silver Jubilee Athletic Meet on October 16, 2013, a talent competition on November 22, ‘Christmas Party’ on December 6, and KCWA Cricket Cup on March 7 were conducted as part of year-long celebration.

KCWA is an organization of Catholics hailing from different parishes of Mangalore and Udupi diocese, presently residing in the State of Kuwait. A seed that was sown by KCWA founder members Francis Misquith, Elias Saldanha, the late Charles Vaz and the late Johnny Misquith in July 1988 with a mission and a vision to help in the upbringing of unprivileged children and families, has today grown into a gigantic tree. Over the years, the KCWA has generated donations of approximately Rs 2.8 crore towards education and humanitarian needs in India and Kuwait, a major share of which is directed towards the cause of education for children in the rural areas in Karnataka.



 


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  • Jinella Rodrigues , Neerude / Kuwait

    Tue, Apr 29 2014

    Congratulations KCWA.. for the grand and successful Rupyostav celebration, Very well organized program..Retro to Metro was superb..truly enjoyed..Konkani drama Aami Nathlyaa Vellar was well played by Daajii Rang Mandir..excellent performance by everyone..GOD bless all KCWA management committees and all other members who put their endless efforts organizing this great event..May Silver turn into Gold.. Long Live KCWA!!!!

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  • Fr Basilvas, Alangar

    Tue, Apr 29 2014

    Dear President and the members of KCWA kindly accept my hearty felicitations and congratulations on the occasion of your jubilee.On behalf of all the beneficiaries I thank your organisation for your great contribution towards the education of poor children.God bless you all

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  • Alban D'souza, shirva/ kuwait

    Mon, Apr 28 2014

    Congratulations KCWA. It was a grand celebration, with foot tapping music & melodious singing. Drama was well played by Daajii Rang Mandir, which never allowed audience to leave the auditorium till the last moment though it belled 11.30 pm. All the credit goes to K.C.W.A team. Congratulations.

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  • Regi Mary Fernandes, Mumbai\Kuwait\Canada

    Mon, Apr 28 2014

    Dear KCWA EC, members and sponsors,
    Along with my family indeed it gives me a great feeling of KCWA reaching the silver jubilee milestone. Best wishes as KCWA continues in their endeavors to serve the community and provide education support to the needy and underprivileged. God bless you all for selfless hard work. Do continue to keep Mangalorean spirit burning to reach the next milestone.
    Best regards Regi, Mary, Ashton and Arnold.

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  • Staff and students of Christraj Navachetan special school, Venur

    Sun, Apr 27 2014

    Hearty congratulations to all the members of KCWA.Thank you very much for your support and help towards special children. May Risen Lord Bless you all.

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  • Sunitha, Kuwait

    Sun, Apr 27 2014

    With dedicated members and generous hearts, KCWA will surely embark on the 'Teen Koradanxo' utsav very soon. Congratulations!!

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  • HENRY CASTELINO, KUWAIT

    Sun, Apr 27 2014

    Anil & his troupe. Hats of to you guys. It was really a wonderful evening with a grand success. Your selfless efforts, hard work and dedication sacrificing your time, energy, family and getting all the top dignitary on to the dias as one family and uting the program in a professional manner is admired and commendable. Truly, it is a moment of pride to all KCWA members and their family to have the presence of eminent personalities like His Lordship Bishop Gerald Issac Lobo, MLA Mr. J R Lobo Mr. Ronald Colaco, our very own Indian Ambassador to Kuwait Mr. Sunil Jain, Mr. Walter Nandalike,Mr. Rajgopal and his troupe with foot tapping music and melodious singing and the Daajii Rang mandir which never allowed the audience to leave the auditorium till the last moment though it went up to 11.30pm which surely was expected as it was fitting to this mega event of 25 glorious years of existance. Each personality had a word of advise in a unique form for all the audience what needs to be done to live in a competitive world and strong message from his Lordship what is hard earned should not be a waste but to use for a good cause in nurturing the society . Also, expressing his vision to bring up a change in the field of education and encourage every child of our society to become Lawyers,IS officer, Naval commodore, Army commanders and so on and so forth. Mr. Ronald Colaco said how he began his charity work by taking a oath on his wedding day and the fruits that he enjoys with the blessing of his Almighty. Wonderful speech by Mr. J R Lobo supporting our future generation. All credit goes to Mr. Anil Fernandes & his troupe. Continue to serve the people and God will bless you in hundred folds. Long Live KCWA.

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  • Oswin D'Souza, Kuwait

    Sun, Apr 27 2014

    Congratulations KCWA. It was well organized and grand celebration.

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  • Norbert d silva, Valencia-Mangalore-Kuwail

    Sun, Apr 27 2014

    Congratulations KCWA appreciate your effort and success in every respect we have seen in all these years hats off to Mr. Anil and his team. Regards to all M.161

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  • Mohamed Ammed Bhasheer, Farangpette

    Sun, Apr 27 2014

    IF NO PAIN there will be NO GAIN, NO GLORY, NO NAME, NO FAME...HEAD GEAR...and so on.
    GIVE AND TAKE should be the guiding principle...
    RONALD COLASO AN living example and HIS
    SPONSORSHIP/DONATION/NON-COMMUNAL CHARITY ACTIVITIES

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  • Deepak, Paladka

    Sun, Apr 27 2014

    Congrats to Mr. Ronald Colaco. It is nice to see such a wonderful crowd. Hats off to Daiji RangMandir artists for the super hit show "AMI NATLYA VELAR"

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  • Vincent Mascarenhas, Moodbidri

    Sun, Apr 27 2014

    Congratulations Mr Anil Fernandes and team.

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  • Jossie Pinto, Nanthoor/USA

    Sun, Apr 27 2014

    Great pics n report, must have been a wonderful celebration. Sad I missed the show. Congratulations KCWA and keep up the good work.

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  • Wilson Pinto, Kuwait

    Sun, Apr 27 2014

    Hearty congratulations to KCWA on completing 25 successful years of selfless service
    Keep up the good work and God bless.

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  • Renny Menezes, Shirva/Kuwait

    Sun, Apr 27 2014

    great show. Long live KCWA.

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  • mabel andrade, udupi/kuwait

    Sat, Apr 26 2014

    A well organised show, lovely music and well played drama and overall house full audience.All the best to the KCWA management committee and all other members who put their endless efforts organising this great show as they completed their glorious 25 years.May Silver turn into Gold. Long live KCWA.

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  • United Mangaloreans Kuwait, Kuwait

    Sat, Apr 26 2014

    Congratulations to the team of President Mr. Anil Fernandes and all members of KCWA for the grand and successful Rupyostav celebration. Very well organized program.

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  • Patrick Menezes, Moodubelle/Kuwait

    Sat, Apr 26 2014

    Dear KCWA,
    It is indeed a great specialised programme of variety of entertainment with all new artists including singers and drama artist. a different kind of event which was best suitable for the KCWA 25 year celebrations. Best of luck KCWA continue with the good work, God bless all committee members for their selfless hard work they tender towards forn the betterment of our catholic commumity. It was the right time to honour Mr.Ronald Coloco first time in Kuwait, who is doing a wonderful work towards our community people.

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  • Rinna D' Souzas, Salmiya/Kuwait

    Sat, Apr 26 2014

    Wonderful celebration.
    Superb programme
    All was well
    Kudos to KCWA and all who make it happen

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  • Stephen Machado, Karkala/Kuwait.

    Sat, Apr 26 2014

    Congratulations to all kcwa members,
    Hats off to loving konkani loving people of Kuwait, for your patience, support and love.
    God bless the Sponsors, supporters, members, Management committee and all.
    Kuwait can definitely make a difference to our motherland.

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  • Kevin Misquith, Surathkal/Mangalore

    Sat, Apr 26 2014

    Congratulations KCWA, keep going with the good work you have been doing all these years, regards to all there(y)

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  • gabriel, sagar

    Sat, Apr 26 2014

    Jesus went about doing good. So too Ronald Colaco goes about doing good to our Society. May his tribe increase in our society - so that many more less fortunate recognize the goodness and kindness of God in their lives.

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  • Reshma Lobo, Mangalore/Kuwait

    Sat, Apr 26 2014

    Congrats KCWA... A great event... Retro to Metro was superb... truly enjoyed yesterday year's old golden hits.. the musicians were awesome..Wonderful speech by J.R.Lobo supporting our future generation. Glad to see Dr. Gerald Lobo - Bishop of Udupi diocese and also Ronald Colaco, Sam Alphonso for their great works for the poor people and the last of all the much awaited Konkani drama “Aami Nathlyaa Vellar” by Daiji Rang Mandir - Dubai.Great performance by everyone.. Kudos to KCWA and the team for well organized event..

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  • HENRY MISQUITH, Bahrain

    Sat, Apr 26 2014

    Congratulations KCWA & entire team. Wonderful pictures, I'm sure all Kuwait audiences enjoyed seeing this programme. Your effort is great KCWA.Good luck to your charitable works and the future programs through the association. Mr. Colaco is adorable in whatever he does, we love U. May Almighty God bless you all.

    Henry Misquith, Bahrain

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  • Anitha Dsouza, Attur

    Sat, Apr 26 2014

    Congratulations KCWA It was a grand celebration!

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  • Christine Pinto, Mangalore / Kuwait

    Sat, Apr 26 2014

    Dear Anil Fernandes / KCWA President and his entire team, Congratulations and hats off for the commendable and stupendous "25th Anniversary programme" which was very well organized !!

    Great job & well done!!

    Paul & Christine Pinto, Jabria

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  • Helen Dsouza, Kuwait/Mumbai/Neeruda

    Sat, Apr 26 2014

    Congrats to KCWA, for wonderful programme, Thanks Mr. JR Lobo your fascinating word to our new generation and even to their parents, Mr. Ronald Colaco, Mr. Sam Alfonso and every one of your good works, GOD BLESS YOU ALL.

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  • Rudy D souza & Family, Kuwait, Omzoor/ Kuwait

    Sat, Apr 26 2014

    Congratulations KCWA. It was a grand celebration, with foot tapping music & melodious singing. Drama was well played by Daajii Rang Mandir, which never allowed audience to leave the auditorium till the last moment though it belled 11.30 pm. All the credit goes to Mr. Anil Fernandes & his team. Congratulations.

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  • peter, byndoor-udupi

    Sat, Apr 26 2014

    A WONDER FULL EVENT.I WAS REALLY ENJOYED.GOOD LUCK & ALL BEST TO KCWA,HAPPY GOLDEN JUBEELEE.

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