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74th Independence Day celebrated at Bajjodi

August 15, 2020

Bajjodi, Aug 15: The parishioners of the Infant Mary Church Bajjodi, gathered together to celebrate 74 years of Independence and the feast of Assumption of our Lady on 15th of August 2020. 

The day began with the Eucharistic celebration at 6.30am celebrated by Parish Priest, Fr. Ivan D’souza followed by the flag hoisting ceremony at the church ground organised by the ICYM members. Raveena D’souza welcomed the gathering. The programme was presided over by the chief guest Francis Maxim Moras, Senior Traffic Warden.

The tricolour flag was unfurled by the chief guest, along with parish priest Fr Ivan D’souza, Companion priest Fr Patrick Lobo, vice president Joseph Mascarenhas and Secretary Irene Pinto. The command was given by Vreethan Pinto. The National Anthem was sung after hoisting the flag.

The chief guest delivered the message to the gathering on the significance of Independence Day. The programme was compered by Kreethan Dsouza. ICYM members sang a patriotic song that lifted the spirit of unity and patriotism among those present. Riyana Pinto proposed the vote of thanks.

Photos by: Stanley Bantwal