Kuwait, Sep 18: Over 55 members of Kanajar Community gathered at the residence of Mrs & Mr. Lancy Mendonca (KWAK General Secretary Rose Mendonca) on Friday the 15th September to celebrate the Monthi Fest in a most traditional way, bringing back memories of childhood. Despite logistical constraints, the hosts Mendonca family have been extremely generous in organizing such an event which reminds us of the Bible episode in which Jesus Christ, with 2 fish and 5 breads could serve over 5,000 people. The Zamath whole-heartedly expresses it’s gratitude to the family.
The program started with a brief welcome by the President Mr. Lawrence Saldanha followed by the Novena Prayer of Our Lady of Lourdes. Children then gathered to offer flowers to the new born Mother Mary with the Hymn “Sokkod Sangatha Melyam’, which charged everyone with the spirit of the auspicious occasion.
Members then came forward in families or single to introduce themselves with the identities of their grand parents or parents back home so as to establish new relationships among members. A Bingo game fully sponsored by the hosts was then conducted for the amusement of the gathering.
Then came the turn of the delicious “Novem” food prepared by none other than KWAK members themselves and served on traditional banana leaves.