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Fuddar Prathistan felicitates 341 meritorious student achievers

March 18, 2024

Mangaluru: Fuddar Prathistan (R.), a trust working for the betterment of Canara Konkani Catholic Community, organized ‘Fuddar Prathistan Puraskar-2024’ for the toppers and achievers of Mangalore and Udupi Diocese on Sunday, March 17, 2024, at Milagres Jubilee Hall Mangalore. 341 Catholic students who excelled in SSLC, PUC, Graduation, Post graduation, various competitive examinations, and sports at the national and state levels were felicitated during the program.

Rev. Fr John Baptist Saldanha, PRO of Mangalore Diocese and the Spiritual Director of Catholic Sabha Mangalore Pradesh, inaugurated the program by lighting the lamp. Nigel Periera, President of Fuddar Prathistan, presided over the program. Dr Alwyn DSa, Controller of Examinations, St Aloysius Deemed to be University, Mangaluru, was the Chief Guest. Alwyn DSouza, President of Catholic Sabha Mangalore Pradesh, and Santhosh Cornelio, President of Catholic Sabha Udupi Pradesh, were the guests of honour.

Rev. Fr John Baptist Saldanha, in his inaugural address, congratulated all the talented students and their parents on receiving the recognition. He spoke about the importance of education and motivated the students to develop the courage to stand out for the community.

Dr Alwyn DSa, Chief Guest of the program, congratulated the Fuddar Prathistan Trust for organizing a beautiful program to felicitate the achievers and for motivating them. In his keynote address, he emphasized the need for government officials from the Catholic community and encouraged the students to try answering various competitive examinations conducted at the state and central levels and not to give up until they succeed.

Nigel Periera, in his presidential address, applauded the students and their parents for receiving the honour. In his talk, he mentioned that in the past 18 years of Fuddar Prathistan Puraskar, for the first time, 341 students are being felicitated at a time. He thanked John DSilva Mumbai, the founder President, for his good will as President for the past 15 years, and Jerald DCosta for his service as President for the past three years. He expressed his words of gratitude to all the office bearers, trustees, and generous donors who contributed financially for this event, without which it was impossible to be successful.

On behalf of the felicitated students, Leesha Lobo Miyar, who has secured second place in PUC Science; Dr Glenisha DSouza Permude, who has secured first rank in Master of Physiotherapy; and Dr Joshmitha DSouza Nithyadhar, a PhD awardee, shared their success stories and expressed their gratitude to the organizers.

Fr Walter DMello, the Vice President, welcomed the gathering. Vivid DSouza, the secretary, rendered the vote of thanks. Roshan DSouza and Vinny DSouza compered the event. Alwyn Quadros, the joint secretary, John DSilva, the treasurer, Elroy Kiran Crasto, Mary DSouza, and Valerian Fernandes, the trustees of Fuddar Prathistan, were present. The program concluded with a sumptuous lunch at 12.30 p.m.