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Doha: J R Lobo, Ronald Colaco to join MCC silver jubilee extravaganza

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Doha, Apr 26: The final countdown for the much-anticipated, mega finale of Gulf Baila Naach, a one-of-its-kind Konkani dance reality show has begun. Months of preparation both by the organizers and the artistes would finally be on full display before a huge audience on the grand and prestigious stage of the Regency Halls here on Friday April 28. It's also going to be curtains on the silver jubilee celebrations of hosts Mangalore Cricket Club (MCC), pioneer, united forum of Mangalureans working and residing in the tiny oil-rich country of the State of Qatar.

The gala celebrations would be graced by well-known personalities who have excelled in their chosen field and have contributed immensely towards the growth and nurturing of Konkani language and traditions across the globe along with officials and people’s representatives.

P Kumaran, Indian Ambassador to Qatar will be the chief guest of the evening while J R Lobo, MLA, Mangaluru South constituency, Ronaldo Colaco, philanthropist and NRI entrepreneur, Walter Nandalike, managing director of Daijiworld Media Pvt Ltd are the guests of honour.

About Guests

P Kumaran

He assumed his assignment as Ambassador of India to the State of Qatar in October, 2016. He joined the Indian Foreign Service in 1992 and prior to his appointment to Qatar he was the joint secretary in the Ministry of External Affairs.

An IIT Madras alumnus, he had served in various Indian missions abroad including Cairo, Washington and Colombo. Kumaran holds a B. Tech degree in Electronics and Communications from the Indian Institute of Technology, Chennai.

J R Lobo

John Richard Lobo, popularly known as J R Lobo is a current MLA of Mangaluru South constituency. A former KAS officer who had worked as the head quarters assistant to the then deputy commissioner of Dakshina Kannada district, Bharat Lal Meena, commissioner of the local city corporation, and the deputy project director of KUDCEMP here, takes credit for making Pilikula Nisarga Dhama one of the tourist attractions of Dakshina Kannada by working as the director of Pilikula Nisarga Dhama Society for 18 years. As a first-time MLA he has already acquired popularity among the voters of the constituency with his clean image, administrative ability and for envisaging and efficient implementing various developmental works.

Ronald Colaco

An entrepreneur by profession and a philanthropist by vocation, is what Ronald Colaco. He is one of the prominent leaders of the Catholic community, having his roots in Mangaluru. He is presently one of the leading real estate barons in Bangalore who is involved in famous projects like Hollywood Town and Swiss Town Development.

His activities are not just concentrated around his business as he is also a social activist and a great supporter of cultural events and artistes in Karnataka. A major contributor towards charity projects, Colaco has always been in the lead in helping deserving students, schools etc. He is compassionate towards the poor and the downtrodden, understands their problems and contributes his mite for their upliftment.

As president of International Federation of Karnataka Christians’ Associations (IFKCA), Colaco has taken it upon himself to promote political and community leadership awareness among members of the Catholic community in the state. He also aspires to see members of the community come up in the political forefront by contesting elections to various bodies.

He recently attended upon a special invitation by President Donald Trump of USA, the 65th Annual National Prayer Breakfast which was held on February 2 in Washington DC.

Walter Nandalike

Walter D’Souza Nandalike is the founder of revolutionary media Daijiworld. What started as a hobby almost a decade and half ago, has turned into a media revolution in the coastal Karnataka. After, he initiated Daijiworld Weekly in 2009. In the year 2014 he launched Daijiworld 24x7 TV channel which has become household name in the coastal region. Daijiworld also established an Audio-Visual Studio, a world-class state-of-art studio, first-of-its-kind in the region.

Apart from all these achievements, Walter is also known for the charity work initiated through Under his vision, over Rs 12 crore help has reached directly to the needy without the interference of middlemen. This deed has been widely appreciated by the society.

The event will also see the presence of heads and representatives of various Mangalurean associations across the GCC countries, both to cheer their finalists of Gulf Baila Naach and to wish MCC on completion of 25 glorious years. Austin D’Souza Prabhu Chicago, veteran Konkani writer and vice-president of Jagotik Konkani Sangatan, Arun Palimar, Gurkar of Aangann Konknneche, Riyadh, Dilip Correa, president MCCP, Muscat-Oman, Stanley Fernandes (Dattu), MCCP core committee member and chairman of silver jubilee committee, Muscat, Henry Almeida, president Konkani Kuttam, Bahrain, Louis Pinto, president Mandd Sobhann and Eric Ozario, Gurkar, Mandd Sobhann, Congress leader Denis D'Silva and a host of other dignitaries would be witness to historic event in the annals of Mangalurean Konkani community of Qatar.

MCC wishes the best to all the finalists of Gulf Baila Naach. Come and enjoy this great event. Entry to the event is free. Event will start sharp at 4.30 pm so come and occupy your seats at the earliest. 


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  • Vincent Rodrigues, Katapadi/Frazer Town,Bangaluru

    Thu, Apr 27 2017

    Hearty congratulations and all the best

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  • L N Rego, Bendur

    Thu, Apr 27 2017

    Hearty congratulations and warm felicitations to MCC, Doha. On this mile stone may your celebration turn to be a grand success and be blessed to achieve grater heights..

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  • Richard Lobo, Karkala/London

    Wed, Apr 26 2017

    Good luck & best wishes to MCC Doha for your 25 years service to Mangalorean youngsters &
    Cricket lovers. God Bless you all.
    It is lovely to have great trio from Mangalore with Ambassador of India to celebrate this event.
    We from London wish you all the best & keep going for another 10 decades.
    God Bless.
    British Konkani Catholic Community - UK.

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  • Max and Jessie Rasquinha, Mangalore, Houston/Dallas, texas

    Wed, Apr 26 2017

    Congratulations and Best Wishes to all the Organizers of Mangalore Cricket Club Silver Jubilee Extravaganza to be held in Doha shortly. Events such as these will bring additional name and fame for Doha, Qatar as well as for Mangalore in order to boost the Baila Naach talent and also enhance the Konkany culture.

    Doha, Qatar has promoted so many World events, and the Konkany extravaganza will add to the glamour and the entrepreneurial spirit of this unique Sheikhdom, the richest Nation in the world today. The Mangalore Cricket Club need be commended on their initiatives of this kind that also enriches the value of cricket game that has advanced to a great extent in the Persian Gulf region. We wish you had included also Sachin Tendulkar as one of the celebrities for the occasion that would have brought additional attraction to the colorful occasion.

    Best of luck and God bless.

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  • Rudlof Mascarenhas, bengaluru

    Wed, Apr 26 2017

    Nice to see Doha's first Konkani association completing 25 years. Good news, all the best for the event

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  • Shereen, Doha

    Wed, Apr 26 2017

    Welcome Mr JR Lobo, Ronald Colaco and Walter Nandalike to Doha for MCC event

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  • Conrad John Tauro, Shirva/Udupi/Dubai

    Wed, Apr 26 2017

    Best of luck.

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  • Vivi Saldanha, Bengaluru

    Wed, Apr 26 2017

    I used to attend Konkani event organised by MCC when I was in Doha. I miss such events here. MCC always conducted function with full professional apporach

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  • Roshan Pinto, Kuwait / Mangalore

    Wed, Apr 26 2017

    Well done Mangalore Cricket Club - well deserved celebration. May your scribe increase. All the best to the mega event

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  • Joseph Andrade, Toronto

    Wed, Apr 26 2017

    Congrats MCC for glorious 25 yrs of service to Konkani, art and culture. Nice to see Mr Colaco, Mr Lobo, Mr Nandalike like giants to grace this event. Hope to see live coverage

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