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Mangaluru: White Doves spreads Christmas joy with brilliant mobile acts

Pics: Dayanand Kukkaje
Daijiworld Media Network - Mangaluru (ANK)

Mangaluru, Dec 3: The spirit of Christmas was in the air as large crowds gathered at Nehru Maidan and St Agnes Special School grounds here on Sunday December 3 to witness two separate shows of a magnificent '2017-Year-Old Fact in a Mobile Act' by White Doves NGO.

'Yella Ninagaagi', a play by Bannu Fernandes on the life of St Agnes was presented at both the venues. The play was directed by White Doves founder-president Corrine Rasquinha.

Addressing the gathering during the formal stage programme, founder of Daijiworld Walter Nandalike said, "Credit goes to White Doves founder-president Corrine Rasquinha for heralding Christmas season so early to Mangaluru in a unique, creative and special way. White Doves has been conducting this mobile act in various places from the past 23 years and spreading the message of peace in a special way".

The 23rd mobile act was organised at Lorretto church ground, Bantwal on December 1 and Shirva church, Udupi on December 2. The series concluded with shows at Nehru Maidan and St Agnes Special School ground on December 3.

A total of 150 artists put up brilliant performances, bringing alive the life and times of Jesus Christ on a long stage measuring 120 ft. Through music, dance and acting aptly tailored for the occasion, the mobile act spread the message of peace and joy which is the real message of Christmas. The stage settings were brilliant and perfectly complemented other elements of the mobile act. A joyous moment was when Santa Claus entered and distributed sweets and goodies, much to the delight of children in the audience.

About White Doves

With the slogan of 'sharing and caring' the NGO White doves was established in 1990 under the leadership Corrine Rasquinha. It operates two rehabilitation institutions at Matadakani Road and Jail Road, Mangaluru, caring and sheltering the abused, destitute and mentally challenged by providing selfless support. Most of the inmates are from distant places, found mentally deranged, lying in public places starving and delirious. It also has a children's home at Kulshekar. It distributes 150 to 200 food packets to people who are poor and abandoned on streets.


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  • Alwyn Crasta, Mangaluru/Bengaluru

    Mon, Dec 4 2017

    No words can aptly describe the wonderful humanitarian, charitable works being carried out by "White Doves", ably headed by Corrine and Vitus Rasquinha.

    Come Christmas time and they get down to spreading the good news of Lord Jesus Christ, who came to this world in the form of a human being, to bring peace on earth and salvation to mankind.

    White Doves organisation truly deserves the support (physical involvement as well as material/monetary contributions) of all large hearted persons, for trying to wipe off the tears and misery from our suffering brethren. May God bless their entire team.

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  • Melwyn D'souza, Italy/Mangalore

    Mon, Dec 4 2017

    Happy were those days when mom and granny used to say Malyak sodon imagyo kaad re gardansao goto kerunk asa. Now ever days everything has become artificial. I still remember those days when we used to go to church at 12 pm for mass. Wishing you all a blessed season of Christmas. May Baby Jesus bless each and everyone. Specially White Doves & their team. Have a blessed season

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  • Vincent Rodrigues, Bengaluru/Katapadi

    Mon, Dec 4 2017

    Great development and Christmas need this kind of boost to celebrate this feast all over more effectively

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  • Evans Christopher Sumitra, Udupi/ New York, USA.

    Mon, Dec 4 2017

    Once again as always a big salute to White Doves. Keep up the Christmas spirit with the slogan " Sharing and Caring". We can never forget Corrine Rasquinha for her dedicated work. Thanks to Dayanand Kukkaje for his photo coverage of this event. Wishing you all a Merry Christmas and a blessed, prosperous New Year 2018.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Mon, Dec 4 2017

    Let the Celebrations Begin ...

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  • Fr Felix Monteiro, Mangalore

    Mon, Dec 4 2017

    Dear Mrs Corrine Rasquinha and vibrant mission oriented team spreading the good news of Jesus-WHITE DOVES-CONGRATULATIONS . Great is your mission. God bless you and your team for charitable works.

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  • Joe Gonsalves, Mangalore

    Mon, Dec 4 2017

    WHITE DOVES HAVE BEEN FLYING for the past twenty-three years spreading their wings wide bringing joy into the lives of hundreds of people. People of GOODWILL should show their good will and encourage the foundress to take her projects to greater heights.

    It is admirable that this young lady Corinne has come a long way since she started her generous work to help the poor and the needy.

    I jon scores of people in congratulating Corine and her husband for the wonderful work they are doing. The proceeds of the amount that is generated go to the maintenance of the homes that are provided for the poor and disabled people. Christmas is a time to extend a lending had to the foundress of the project.

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