Dubai: Udenthichim Neketram celebrates Monti Fest

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By Donald Anil DSouza
Pics By Deepak D’silva Paladka
Bellevision Media Network

Dubai, 20 September 2011: Nativity feast of our blessed Mother Mary (Monti Fest) was celebrated on September 15th by Udenthichi Neketram, Moodbidri Varado Catholic Association at Karama Centre ,Dubai.


The programme  begun with prayer dance by children,which was choreographed by Mr. Arun Lobo. President Mr. Ullas Fernandes welcomed the gathering with his sweet and short welcome message.


Prayer to worship Mother Mary was conducted by Mr. Melwyn Cardoza followed by offering of flowers to infant Mother Mary by children while singing hymn sakkad sanagtha mellya and Maryek Hogolsiya. Mr.Joseph Mathais of  Merit Freight was the cheif guest of  the evening.



Main attraction of the evening  was fancy dress competition for children. Children from various parishes of  Moodbidri varado exhibited their skills which was much appreciated  by  audience.  Cultural programmed started with a dance from children followed by skits from talented artists of Udenthichim Neketram.Various games were conducted for children, gents and ladies. Golden talent music school children entertained the audience with their melodies singing & wonderful  music.


Rev. Fr. James Dsouza of  Belthangady parish  graced the occasion and felicitated the sponsors. He blessed the delicious food which was prepared by Al shay restaurant Karama. Every one enjoyed delicious meal in Mangalorean style altogether a typical Mangalorean atmosphere could be felt. It was really wonderful experience of living Mangalore culture together.


Secretary of the association Mr. Cyprian Fernandes proposed the vote of thanks.The programme came to an end with housie game and a broad smile on every participants faces.


Mr.Lawrence Cardoza,Belvai &  Mr.Richard Saldanha ,Sampige compered the entire event.


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