Bantwal, Dec. 26: Youth of Bantwal on occasion of Christmas organised an event on the Christmas Eve namely 'Christmas Sambram 2018' along with cultural committee of the parish.
Parish Priest Fr. Walter D’Mello, Assistant Parish Priest Fr. Ashwin Crasta, Vice president of parish pastoral council Sandeep Menezes and Secretary Richard D'Souza, Ronald Carlo, President, Cultural committee and Secretary Diana D'Souza, Icym Animator Sunil Lewis, President Avinash D'Souza and Secretary Annet Dsouza along with the chief guest and Santa Claus were the dignitaries on the dais.
The programme began with a prayer song led by the Choir members. Sandeep Menezes welcomed the gathering. The chief guest of the day was Wilma Bantwal, a well-known poet and writer was felicitated on the occasion.
The Parish priest addressed the parishioners and asked them to celebrate this festive season as a family. Various prizes for different events conducted on the occasion of Christmas were then distributed. Diana D'Souza proposed the vote of thanks.
Later cultural programmes were given by ICYM, YCS, altar servers, Marian sodality and others. Thus the Christmas Eve turned out to be a joyous and merry one.