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Celebration of Festival of Lights in CODP

November 10, 2021

Mangaluru: Canara Oraganization for Development and Peace (C.O.D.P) and Sahajeevana Okkoota jointly organized a Celebration of Festival of Lights (Deepavali on November 9th, 2021 in CODP hall.  The program was presided over by Rev. Fr Vincent D Souza, the Director of CODP.

The program commenced with a prayer and lighting of the lamp by the dignitaries.

Mr. Mohammad Guthigar, Associate professor HOD Yenapoya University Deralakatte Mangalore; Rev. Fr. Vincent D Souza, Director of CODP; Mr. Pradeep, SBI Branch Manager KS Roa road; Mr. Kasmir D Souza, President of Sahajeevana Okkoota; Mrs. Bharathi S Chawta, Amtady Grama Panchayath member and Mrs Laveena Dhanthi, Secretary of Sahajeevana Okkoota were present on the Dais. 

Mr. Kasmir D Souza welcomed the dignitaries and other participants.

Mr. Mohammad Guthigar has addressed the gathering by saying peace and harmony is more important for us to build a better society.

Rev. Fr Vincent D Souza in his speech explained the meaning of Deepavali. He said Deepawali is the festival of lights, and we should also shine and spread light among others. 

Mrs. Bharathi S Chowta in her speech wished the gathering Happy Deepavali peace, prosperity and goodness of this festival. 

Mrs. Jayashree Monteiro, member Sahajeevana Okkoota compered the programme and Mr Rocky Saldanha, Vice President of Sahajeevana okkoota proposed the Vote of Thanks.