Dubai: SAKATH (Thottam) Dubai Celebrates Monti Fest

Dubai: SAKATH, Dubai celebrates Monti Fest 
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Dubai, Sep 20: Thottam parishioners in the UAE gathered at Winny’s Restaurant Karama to celebrate the feast of Nativity of Our Lady or Monti Fest on Thursday September 17.

The small children entered in a procession and surrounded the statue of Monti Saibin (Infant Mary) that was decorated with flowers. Melwyn DSouza led the prayers. The assembled sang the traditional hymns – Sokkod Sangatha Meliya, Moriek Hogolsia and Naval Vortavalan.  Enthusiastic children joyfully offered flowers to Infant Mary.

SAKATH president William Rodrigues welcomed the gathering. Speaking on the occasion, Rodrigues highlighted the importance of Monti Fest and prayed for the farmers during this festive occasion.


On behalf of Daijiworld, editor-in-chief Walter Nandalike and Michael Castelino were present. Nandalike in his brief speech informed about the launch of Daijiworld Weekly and highlighted the necessity of having a weekly for Indian community to raise the issues related to the community, thereby showing the community’s strength and unity to the world. He also requested the gathering to support this noble cause by subscribing to Daijiworld Weekly. 

Interesting games were conducted by sports secretary Ravi Almeida and his team. On the occasion SAKATH declared that it will donate Rs 1 lac along with the entire amount that was collected during the game, Housie-housie to St Ann’s Play Home, which is under construction by the Sisters of St Ann’s Convent Thottam.

Traditional meal was served by Winny’s Restaurant with variety of vegetables, fish with rice and sweet vorn. To bring back the good-old memories of Thottam, sugarcane was distributed to the gathering  

The function began with Nanu Marol Thottam, MC, reminding the gathering the preparation period (Novena) and the feast days of earlier years when children went around gathering flowers and bringing them to the church decked in big plates and baskets, to shower on to Infant Mary. Nanu Marol Thottam compered the entire programme.

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    Wed, Sep 23 2009

    Very nice to the st.Anna Maiachi Kuttam Thottam. Wish Happy Monti Fest to all.

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    Wed, Sep 23 2009

    very nice to see my old friends in this pictures.wish you happy monthi fest to all

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