Bangalore: Federation of Konkani Catholic Associations® (FKCA) will organize a food fest “Konkan Karavali Utsav” on Sunday the 10th of February 2019 at St. Joseph's Indian High School Grounds, Vittal Mallya Road, Bangalore from 9:00 am to 10:00 pm.
Food Fest is organised in aid of Kodagu Flood Relief to build houses and rehabilitation of the flood affected victims. The said venue will have various food stalls with coastal flavours both in veg and non veg, games stalls and cultural performances. There will also be a DJ war from 10.30 am to 3.00 pm and the best performer will win a cash prize of Rs.10,000/-.
FKCA also celebrates its 22nd Annual Day at the same venue which will commence at 4:00 pm with a Mass in Konkani celebrated by Most. Rev. Robert Michael Miranda, Bishop of Gulbarga.
FKCA will also confer awards to three eminent personalities annually for their work towards the development of the society and for their exemplary services in the following fields. This year’s awardees are:
1. Life-Time Achievement Award - Smt. Margaret Francis Furtado, Renowned social worker.
2. Professional Excellence Award - Sri Charles Lobo, IPoS, Chief Post Master General, Karnataka Division.
3. Entrepreneur of the Year Award - Sri George S Fernandes, Founder and Managing Director, St. Milagres Credit Souharda Co-operative Ltd. Karwar.
Dr. G Parameshwara, Deputy Chief Minister, Government of Karnataka will grace the occasion as the Chief Guest. Sri K J George, Honourable Minister of Large Scale industries, Sri Ivan D'Souza, MLC, Parliamentary Secretary, Sri N A Harris, MLA, Shanthinagar, Sri J R Lobo, Ex MLA, Mangalore South, will be the Guest of Honours for the event. Most. Rev. Dr. Robert Michael Miranda, will preside over the event. His Grace Most Rev. Dr. Peter Machado –Archbishop of Bangalore and Most. Rev. Henry D’Souza, Bishop of Bellary will grace the event with their presence.