A Gracious Passing on the Baton at Sandesha, Mangalore
Mangaluru: ‘A director of collaborative team spirit, great administrative skills promoting art, culture and education strengthened Sandesha’ said Fr JB Saldanha the Chief Guest while felicitating Fr Francis Assisi D’Almeida the former Director of Sandesha Foundation for Culture and Education in Kulshekar, Mangalore – the revered academy for Dance where a plethora of students get trained in a variety of art forms: dance, music and drawing. Sandesha gets a new director in the person of Fr Sudeep Paul MSFS a native of Bangalore, from Shimoga Diocese. He has to his credits a Ph D in Social Communications and Journalism and experience of being the Dean of NISCORT, Delhi and the Principal of Suchethana Vikas Kendra, Shimoga. The baton was graciously passed on by Fr Francis Assisi D’Almeida after the Farewell Function which was held at the Kala Bhavana of Sandesha on 20 April 2022 at 4.30 pm.
Feeling a great sense of just pride in what Sandesha has accomplished in spite of Covid 19 predicament Fr Francis Assisi said that he kept the fire of art burning through extension classes and succeeded to revive and resume the classes, both summer and regular classes. Sandesha Awards held together for both years 2021 and 2022 was his great achievement.
Sandesha is going to propel the promotion of art and culture under the new Director Fr Sudeep Paul MSFS who promised to ….
Mr Roy Castelino one of the Trustee of Sandesha welcomed the gathering of well-wishers viz., Fr Antony Shera the CBE Secretary, Fr Santosh Rodrigues the Director of Pastoral Centre, the Jury of Sandesha Nada Shetty, Lancy D’Cunha the AICUF president, Mr Joylous Pereira and the Media Personnel and other dignitaries. Mr Stany Alvares offered the citation to Fr Francis Assisi Almeida. Prof. John DSilva introduced the new Director of Sandesha. Ms Irene Rebello compered the programme. Mr Aloysius D’Souza the Headmaster of Rosario High School proposed vote of thanks.