Doha, May 16: In the 9th annual general body meeting of Mangalore Cultural Association, Doha at Ashoka Hall, Indian Cultural Center, Doha on May 12, Veena Rebimbus, renowned singer and daughter of the legendary Wilfy Rebimbus, has been elected president of Mangalore Cultural Association, Doha - Qatar for the term 2017-2019.
The elections were conducted by general secretary Sandeep Noronha for the post of president and vice president of the term 2017 – 2019.
The outgoing treasurer Clement Saldanha was elected as the vice president.
The advisory members present were Felix Lobo and Wilfred Fernandes who were greeted by outgoing president Arthur Pais who also welcomed the gathered.
In his address he expressed heartfelt gratitude towards the advisory and executive committee members for their continued support and dedicated efforts to take the Association in 9 years. " MCA is completing 9 years and stepping into the 10th year of its existence. MCA team is planning to bring out many programme’s in the coming year as a part of the decennial celebrations and I request all the members to support this program", he said.
The programs announced by the president for the year are :
• Monti Fest Celebration on September 15, 2017 at ICCs Ashoka Hall.
• Annual programme on October 20, 2017 to be announced later.
• Sports day (which was postponed due to weather) in November this year.
He later on also announced that MCA Kala Puraskar 2017 will be bestowed on Cyril G Sequeira, popularly known as CGS Taccode, for his tremendous work in the field of Konkani Literature.
Clement Fernendes compeered the program while Sandeep Noronha proposed the vote of thanks.