Bengaluru, Aug 16: KCA (Kanara Catholic Association), the oldest Mangalurean association in Bengaluru celebrated India's 75th Independance day with great solemity and enthusiasm.
The chief guest on the occasion who unfurled the flag was the iconic Mangalurean businessman Austin Roach.
The event was held at Konkan Samudhai Bhavan along with KWT (Konkan Welfare Trust) and Koncab. It was all excellently arranged by the Konkan Welfare Trust and all the participants were accorded a sumptous breakfast later on.
The Mangalurean Catholics have a proud tradition of participation in the freedom struggle from Cyprian Alvares who was jailed during the Quit India movement to Felix Albuquerque who when Jawaharlal Nehru first landed in Mangaluru in 1933 he landed first at Albuquerque's house and was then taken in procession to the town for public meetings on independance. These are just 2 examples of many who contributed to the freedom struggle and brought credit to the community.