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Abu Dhabi: Emirates Barkurians celebrate Monthi Fest

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Abu Dhabi, Sep 18: Barkurians living in UAE celebrated the feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary on September 15 at the residence of Sharmila and Terrence Lewis at Abu Dhabi with gaiety and great devotion. Over 55 members from Barkur from all around UAE took part in the celebration with lot of zeal and enthusiasm.

The traditional celebration commenced with prayer lead by convener Herbert Menezes with hymns and Gospel reading. He remembered Fr Bishop Henry D’Souza for initiating this group five years ago and also prayed for blessings on Sharmila and Terence Lewis, Thelma and Walter D’Almeida, Jyothi and Arun Kishore Andrade and Kishore Gonsalves for taking the leadership in organizing the event. The statue of Infant Mary was showered with flowers amidst the singing of the traditional Konkani hymn ‘Sakkad Sangata Melyam’ and ‘Moriyyek Hogolsiyan’.

The programme was well compered by Kiran Fernandes. Various games for different age groups by Veera Crow kept the crowd cheering and ecstatic. Rib tickling skits by Sunny Lewis, Anish Dais, Maria Menezes, Sanita Crasta, and Herberet Menezes, melodious songs by Sanita Crasta, Maria Menezes and Kiran Mendonca and dance performances by Strelisha, Styrish, Leon, Lisa, Keith and Adrian kept the crowd asking for more.

Kishore Gonsalves welcomed the gathering at the beginning. Lisa Andrade proposed the vote of thanks.

As per ritual, ‘Novem’ followed by a sumptous traditional vegetarian meal topped up with ‘vorn’ was served to all.

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