Mangalore, Dec. 03: The Valedictory ceremony of the Platinum Jubilee Celebration of Konkani Natak Sabha (KNS), Mangalore was held on Sunday, December 2 at Don Bosco Hall, Mangalore.
Fr Joseph Dolpy Pais, Provincial of Capuchin Congregation presided over the programme. James Mendonca, NRI Enterpreneur and philanthropist graced the event as chief guest. President of KNS Fr Paul Melwin D’Souza, Vice President Sunil Menezes, General Secretary Judi D’Souza, Joint Secretary Jossy Theodore and Treasurer Jerry Concessao were on the Dias.
The programme began with a floral tribute to founders of KNS Fr Philip Neri, Cap. and Fr George Albuquerque Pai, SJ.
Addressing the gathering James Mendonca applauded the continued support by Konkani Natak Sabha to performance of Drama, singing, dance and other verities. The talents always need a platform to budding one’s by selfless organizer. In Mangalore KNS done that to Konkani world, he said. He congratulated the current office bearers and members of KNS.
Fr Joseph Dolphy Pais in his presidential speech said “inspiration may be many. But inspiration which a priest of Aloysius College got and subsequently authorized till now by capuchin Frad as this Konkani Natak Sabha will live ages’s in its marvelous never ending work.
Everyone who we see a artist of Mangalore and around will praise Don Bosco Hall for its unique artist friendly feature and comfort of performance on stage because of the perfection of its construction” he praised. He also congratulated the KNS on the occasion of celebrating Platinum Jubilee.
Senior Artists Peter Furtado, Albert Peris and Claud D’Souza were felicitated by KNS with Norbert Corda Kala Award, James Mendonca Kala Award and Austin D’Souza Prabhu Kala Award respectively. Daisy D’Souza, Jerry Concessao and Prem Lobo read over the Maan Patr.
The Former Presidents Fr Rupert Barboza, Fr Joackim D’Souza, Fr Peter Cyprian D’Souza and Present President Fr Paul Melwin D’Souza were honoured. The Former vice Presidents and present vice president were also honoured.
President Fr Paul Melwyn D’souza welcomed the gathering. General Secretary Judi D’souza read over the report. Vice President Sunil Menezes proposed the vote of thanks and CGS, Tacode (Valencia) compered.
After the stage programme, “Aunkar Mestri” a Konkani drama was staged by members of “Asthitwa ®, Mangalore. The Drama is written by late Chafra D’costa and directed by Denis Monteiro.