Bahrain, Feb 7: The Shirva parish feast was celebrated for the first time in Bahrain by 'Saud Kutam Shirva', a small association formed a couple of years ago in the Kingdom of Bahrain.
The parish feast was celebrated with great pomp and show at the Hotel Papillon - Manama, Bahrain on Friday, February 3, spearheaded by the association's vibrant and enthusiastic member Rony Norbert Pinto and co-supported by the association's energetic members Jeevan Martis, Manesh Menezes, Wilfred Saldana, and Wilroy D’Souza.
Adeline D'silva compered the event and welcomed the Shirva parishioners. Wilfred Saldana and family led a prayer to commence the feast. The organizers then introduced the evening's chief guest, Fr Daryl Fernandes, spiritual director of the konkani community and assistant parish priest of Sacred Heart Church- Manama - Bahrain.
Rony Norbert Pinto gave a brief welcome note followed by Fr Daryl's heartfelt address to the gathering.
The event's main sponsors and supporters Jacintha & Benedict Barboza, Paul Quadras & Family, Stevan & Reshma D'Souza were honoured with flowering plants as a token of love and appreciation.
Manesh Menezes delivered the vote of thanks.
Shirva parish children entertained the audience with beautiful dance numbers choreographed by Destiny Kings and initiated by Veera and Sunil Corda.
Baby Riezel and Janet Shweta sang melodious songs. Adeline, Janet, and Wilfred led several energetic and spot games throughout the evening. All the members participated enthusiastically, and some lucky winners took home the prizes.
Hotel Papillon provided a sumptuous dinner, which everyone enjoyed.
Everyone danced and grooved to the superhit numbers played by DJ Alwyn. The event concluded with the Baila dance.