Kuwait: BELWAK Celebrates Monti Fest with Gaiety

Daijiworld Media Network – Kuwait (VA)

Kuwait, Sep 29:   The members of Belman Welfare Association Kuwait (BELWAK) along with their family members, friends and the parishioners of St Joseph’s Church, Belman met at the premises of Royal Plaza Catering Services, Ardiya here on Friday September 24 to celebrate Monti Fest.

The celebration commenced with a thanksgiving prayer by Johnson Almeida followed by recitation of Rosary which was led by Rita Rodrigues. A hymn ‘Sakkad Sangatha Melyan ani Morriyek Hogalsiyan’ was sung in unison by one and all. Flowers were offered and blessed Novem in Milk was served to the gathering.

In the absence of president Jerome D’Souza, vice- president Anil Nazareth welcomed the gathering. He also welcomed consultant Francis Menezes and notable activist Louis Rodrigues.

The festive message was given by BELWAK’s member Vincent Andrade. As human beings, he stressed on the need to serve and to be helpful to each other in times of difficulties. He spoke on the importance of the feast and its tradition which binds people together.

In the midst of the celebration, consultant Francis Menezes conducted various spot prizes and entertained the gathering with humorous jokes. Besides spot prizes, games for adults and children, the gathering were entertained to a scintillating dance performance by little baby Danica Monteiro. The feast day symbolized a perfect blend of solemnity and merriment. Towards the end, Housie Housie was conducted by Clifford DSouza.

Vice-president Anil Nazareth proposed the vote of thanks. He thanked the committee members and all those who contributed towards the staging of the celebration.

Former president Tony D’Cruz gave a traditional call to one and all for lunch by offering water “Jevnak Udak”. The major attraction of the celebration was the appetizing vegetarian meal of Mangalorean cuisine with ‘Pothrade’ and ‘sweet vorn’, served on banana leaves was prepared by Harold D'Souza of Royal Plaza Catering Services. The dining of the harvest meal in unison as one family was indeed the essence of the celebration.

The entire proceeding of the feast day celebration was compered by Clifford D'Souza.

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