Udupi: SMKC’s Wilson Olivera Nite generates Rs 60 lac for diocesan projects

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Daijiworld Media Network – Udupi (KR)

Udupi, Mar 4: A huge crowd witnessed the highly entertaining 'Grand Konkan Showers 2019-53rd Wilson Olivera Nite ' organised by St Mary's Konkan Community (SMKC) Dubai, in association with the Indian Catholic Youth Movement, Udupi, at Christian Pre-University College Grounds on Sunday, March 3.

The musical evening, held in aid of Udupi diocesan projects, showcased the 53rd Wilson Olivera Nite and mesmerised Konkani music lovers. The success was evident as the audience appreciated the wonderful arrangement and great entertainment with music, dance and comedy. The entire programme was very well organised with continuous non-stop entertainment.

The event also generated Rs 60 lac for the projects of Udupi diocese.


Dr Gerald Isaac Lobo, bishop, diocese of Udupi, presided over the programme, while Paul Colaco, president, SMKC, Wilson Olivera, Fr Cyprian D’Souza, founder spiritual director, SMKC, Noel Mascarenhas, founder president, SMKC, Joe Fernandes, advisor, SMKC, Jennifer Mascarenhas, former president and chairperson, Charity Committee, SMKC, Ivan D’Souza, member, SMKC, Walter Nandalike, founder and managing director, Daijiworld Group, Leslie Rego, programme coordinator, Dion D’Souza, president, ICYM, diocese of Udupi, Fr Denis D’Sa, diocesan programme coordinator, and Fr Valerian Mendonca, diocesan programme coordinator were present on dais.

Msgr Dr Baptist Menezes, vicar general, diocese of Udupi, Fr Edwin D’Souza, director, ICYM, diocese of Udupi, priests, nuns and laities from the diocese were present for the show.

Walter Nandalike in his message said, “I am proud to be present over here as I was also a member of SMKC which started in the year 2001. Many people retire at the age of 60 and take rest, but Noel Mascarenhas started the association during the age of retirement. While coming to native, he brought the association along with him here. In the initial days, SMKC did a lot of social works in diocese of Mangaluru and since diocese of Udupi came into existence, they have supported many development works. Fr Cyprian Pinto had played a major role since 2001.

“We need to feel that this diocese is ours. If each member of the diocese feels the same, it will reach greater heights. We have to support the bishop and monsignor for this noble cause. I wish success to Wilson Olivera and team for their performance,” he said.

Bishop Dr Gerald Isaac Lobo in his presidential address expressed that the diocese of Udupi is a 6-year-old child. “Through 18 commissions, we have built the vision and the fruits have already started flowing, but we need some time to see them in reality. For the basic needs of the diocese, a pastoral and laity animation centre, a minor seminary, a home for retired priests and the bishop’s house is necessary.

“With the trust and help from the diocesan people, we have already started the work towards the same. To help us, SMKC Dubai organised a similar programme in the year 2017 and once again today they have come forward with the 53rd Wilson Olivera Nite in association with the Indian Catholic Movement of Udupi diocese. I thank all members of SMKC Dubai and ICYM for their help towards the cause.

“I thank all the artistes who are going to perform in this programme. This diocese is ours and all developments depend on our support and help. For all the support till date, I thank each and every one and hope that the same will come through in the coming days,” he said.

Towards the diocesan development project work, Rs 10 lac was handed over to the bishop of diocese of Udupi by SMKC Dubai members. Also Rs 50 lac was handed over to the bishop by the members of Indian Catholic Youth Movement, diocese of Udupi.

On ‘Uzwaad’ fortnightly completing 5 years, Fr Chethan Lobo, editor, brought out the special editorial book comprising his editorial.

‘Pavsa Dhonu’ was released by Bishop Dr Gerald Isaac Lobo, Fr Denis D’Sa, trustee, Deepa Trust, Fr Royson Fernandes, designated editor, Uzwaad, Janet Barboza, president, Catholic Sthree Sanghanthan, and Dion D’Souza, president, ICYM.

On behalf of the diocese, the bishop felicitated Wilson Olivera.

A prayer song was sung by the choir members of Mother of Sorrows Church, Udupi which is trained by Fr Valerian Mendonca.

Paul Colaco, president, SMKC welcomed the gathering, Dion D’Souza, rendered the vote of thanks, and Dr Vincent Alva, principal, Milagres College compered the formal stage function.

An entertaining Wilson Olivera Nite

The musical evening began with a prayer song sang by the team members along with the Nach Sobhann team which was followed by ‘Sangeeth Sardar’ Wilson Olivera’s solo performance ‘Amka Sangunk Thond Pavana’. Wilson Olivera and Babita Pinto performed Konkani, followed by the solo performance by the Shilpa Cutinha ‘Tip Tip Awaz Korun’ which was supported by the ‘Nach Sobhann team.

‘Lolita’ was sung by the young talented Ashwin D’Costa and supported by Nach Sobhann, followed by ‘Ami Udupigaran’ by Wilson Olivera. ‘Pavsanth Bhizanaka’ duet song was sung by Robin and Carol Sequeira, and Prasansath Pinto with his solo performance “Mog Naka Munn Chintana’ supported by Nach Sobhann enthralled the gathering. ‘Ghadiyal Ravonk’ by Wilson Olivera, ‘Channe Udellam’ by Robin Sequeira, ‘Sahayak Vigar’ by Carol Sequeira, ‘Vigar’ by Wilson Olivera, ‘Jivanth Kiteshem Bhogta’ by Babita pinto, ‘Kenna Zaleari’ by Robin Sequeira and Zeena Pereira, ‘Baile Baile’ duet song by Wilson Olivera and Shilpa Cutinha, and ‘Gulfagaar’ duet song by Prashanth Pinto and Ashwin D’Costa was a complete entertainment package for the huge crowd. ‘Ganvaar Sogle’ by Wilson Olivera drew curtains over the grand event.

‘The Expressions team’ presented rib-tickling skits in between the songs which kept the audience thoroughly entertained. 

Wilson Olivera was ably supported by talented music director Roshan D’Souza-Angelore and his troupe and popular singers, dancers from the ever-green ‘Nach Sobhann’ team.

Ace compere Ronald Olivera compered the event in his inimitable style.

Daijiworld.com was the official media partner of the event. 


Comment on this article

  • Sharon, Udupi

    Tue, Mar 5 2019

    Would have been better had you donated to the poor, than propogate religion.
    Give the needy. Rather than giving churches, temples or mosques.

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  • Dony Dsouza, Bangalore/Dubai

    Tue, Mar 5 2019

    Wonderful act of charity SMKC.
    Congratulations and the very best for your future programmes.
    I am in Dubai and watched and attended all your SMKC programmes, now even in Mangalore you all are doing a wonderful work of helping the needy.
    God bless you all.

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  • Nelson Pinto, Bondel/Mangalore

    Mon, Mar 4 2019

    Congratulations SMKC very well organised and I throughly enjoyed the music /song.
    Very impressed with a huge crowd.
    God bless all the hard work put behind this successful show.
    Hope to see many more shows like this.

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  • Noel and Jennifer Mascarenhas, Mangalore

    Mon, Mar 4 2019

    Dear friends,
    Can you believe it that a Bishop was on the grounds of Christian PU College grounds under the blazing sun when we organizers reached there at 400 PM for "Konkan Showers 2019 - Wilson Olivera Nite"? Yes, it was Bishop of Udupi, Dr. Gerald Isaac Lobo in a casual pant and cap on his head, arranging the chairs and overseeing all was set up for the evening show since 2.30 pm.
    He reminded me of Pope Francis (our recent trip to see him in Dubai on 5th February) - unassuming, holy in stature and down to earth without any royal pink ribbons and cap. We need such Bishops and clergy like Fr. Denis D'sa, who work for the diocese and catholic community development with full dedication.
    SMKC Dubai is proud to be associated with such catholic leaders and pray that we have more such clergy heads.
    Hats off to ICYM group led by Dion who mobilized the funds along with our small initiative for the diocesan projects! In 2017, it was Catholic Sabha members and though we are from Mangalore diocese, the need of the hour was for our neighbouring diocese.
    Not forgetting, Wilson Olivera and team (including Ronald!) who saw that the entertainment was to the fullest. The big support from DAIJIWORLD team led by our dear friend Walty Nandalike and Leslie Rego, who never failed to praise or saw that all was INTACT and ended well to our expectations to go forward and think of the next event (20th anniversary!).
    Our dear Sponsor friends (names withheld for lack of trouble to them) without whom we SMKC Dubai could not march forward.
    GOD BLESS EACH ONE OF YOU and give us more graces to light more candles of love and hope and brighten this world in a small way!

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  • Alwyn D'Souza, Udupi

    Mon, Mar 4 2019

    The show was TOO GOOD. Superb songs with fantastic music, Singing, comedy, dance and MC. Hats off to you Wilson Olivera. Your Voice is same like Wilfy Rebimbus. Keep Up your good works towards Konkani.

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  • Kiran Gonsalves, Kundapur/Kuwait

    Mon, Mar 4 2019

    Congratulation SMKC, Wilson and Ronald Olivera for the success of the show.

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  • cyril mathias, udupi

    Mon, Mar 4 2019

    Music can work wonders.It was indeed a thrilling experience to listen to the melodious singers and the lungs breaking jokes.congrats to all

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  • Alwyn D Almeida, Mangalore/Dubai

    Mon, Mar 4 2019

    In 2001, Fr.Cyprian D Souza and Mr.Noel Mascarenhas, started SMKC in Dubai, UAE.

    Noel Mascarenhas, planted SMKC in Dubai and took BRANCH to India and planted in Mangalore soil. It shows your concern for poor and needy.

    Noel you are really great and May Almighty God bless your mission. Mother Mary be with you always.

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  • judith, Navi Mumbai

    Mon, Mar 4 2019

    Nice to know if was success programme with good amount generated. Congratulations to all who were involved and also succeeded in collecting a sizeable amount, which can be utilised for RC needy people especially those in need of medical aid.

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  • Prakash D' Cunha, Bajpe/Ashoknagar/Abudhabi

    Mon, Mar 4 2019

    It was fantastic,Congratulations. May god Bless all .

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Mon, Mar 4 2019

    A Big God Bless ...

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