Rev Dr A P Monteiro’s new book ‘Shibiradaatagalu’ released at SPC
Puttur: Prof Leo Noronha, the Principal of St Philomena College, Puttur has released a new book ‘Shibiradaatagalu’ written by Rev Dr Antony Prakash Monteiro at a simple ceremony amidst pandemic COVID-19. The function was held at the PG Seminar Hall of St Philomena College, Puttur. The book is a compilation of the numerous activities like games, quizzes, brainstorming activities for students etc. It has been jointly published by ICYM, Diocese of Mangalore and ATC Publishers, Bangalore.
In his presidential speech for the book release ceremony, Prof Noronha appreciated the author for using the lock-down period for fruitful and constructive work. He wished that, the new book would reach to the mass, especially youth and it will serve them energy boosting activities in a busy routine life. He highlighted the efforts of the author in bringing creative activities together in the book.
Dr A. P. Radhakrishna, Coordinator of IQAC of the College graced the occasion as chief guest for the Ceremony. He urged young minds to explore new books and asked them to come out of the pandemic imposed depression. He appreciated the versatility of the author in bringing out this book for entertainment though being himself a Spiritual Person and a Theoretical Physicist.
Rev Dr A. P. Monteiro presented a brief overview of the content of the book. He thanked Rev Fr Ronald D’Souza, Director of ICYM for publishing the book and for his encouragement in drafting the book. He also thanked the ATC Publishers and others who have contributed in the progress of the book.
The book contains Party-games which are widely used for ice breaking in Families, Youth Gatherings and Social Groups etc. This book is a collection of games which are popular, traditional, some are recreated, improvised and some are new innovative creations using mobile. The book has been organised in 17 chapters with more than 500 activities like outdoor-indoor games, circle games, musical games, guessing, thinking and writing games. All these activities or games are re-written in a uniform format. Though the book is aimed at the youth, it suits well for the people of all ages.
Rev Dr A P Monteiro, at present serving as Campus Director of St Philomena College, Puttur and he is popularly known as ‘Quiz Priest’ among the Christians of Mangalore. Till now he has authored seven Bible quiz books in three languages (Konkani, Kannada and English) and he has also authored various books in Kannada, Konkani and English Languages.