Silver Jubilee celebrations of ‘Bondelche Bonder’ Konkani monthly magazine held
Mangaluru: The concluding ceremony of the Silver Jubilee celebrations of ‘Bondelche Bonder’ Konkani monthly magazine being published at St Lawrence church premises here on Sunday 4th April. Rev Fr Andrew Leo Dsouza The parish priest of St Lawrence church inaugurated the concluding ceremony by watering the plant
Fr Valerian Fernandes editor of Raknno presided over the programme. Rev Fr Andrew D’Souza Parish Priest Bajal was present as chief guest.
Present editor Wilfred Alvares welcomed the Gatherig Shri Manjoj concesso gave details of the journey of the magazine during the last 25 years. Rev Fr Andrew D’souza in his inaugural address said that the magazine has been getting published without interruption for the last 25 years. This magazine creates awareness among common people regarding social, educational and religious subjects. May this Magzine create awareness in every sphere while contributing to Konkani language, culture and literature”, he said. Rev. Fr Rupesh Taruro, Rev. Fr Clifford Pinto, Mr Rejinald Pinto, Mr Steevan Noronha, Mr Wilfred Alavares, Mrs Rita Pinto and Mr Manohar Concesso were on the dais.
Former editors and publishers who had worked relentlessly for the progress of the Magzine were also honoured on the occasion. shri Richard Pereira, Shri Lancy Dcunha, Shri Stany Alavres, Shri Wilfred Alvares. Mr Wilfred Alvares welcomed the gathering; Rev. Fr Rupesh Tauro thanked the persons who toiled for the success of the Programme. Mrs Zeena Corneleo compered the function. After the stage programme as a cultural event – 10th M.M. Kumar Musical Nite was arragned.
Photos by: Stanley Bantwal