Catholic Sabha Udupi Holds Christian Entrepreneurs Meet ‘PRERANA’
Udupi: Catholic Sabha Udupi Pradesh and Karavali Christian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCCI) jointly organized ‘PRERANA’ a Christian Entrepreneurs Meet at the Mandovi Sabha Bhavan, Kadiyali, Udupi here on Sunday, February 24.
The programme began with an invocation. President of Catholic Sabha Udupi Pradesh Alwyn Quadros welcomed the gathering.
Bishop of Udupi Diocese Dr Gerald Isaac Lobo inaugurated the programme by lighting the traditional lamp. In his inaugural message, the Bishop said, “There are a lot of options in Udupi district for entrepreneurship but unfortunately our Youth are going abroad after their education in search of jobs. Even though some are not highly qualified, the better pay packages attract them to the Gulf. Today the Gulf countries are also facing the scarcity of Jobs and many are facing problems to get proper jobs. The Catholic youth are also going abroad in search of jobs instead of showing interest to work or start their own business here. Once these youth get a job in the gulf, some of them, forget their parents back home and they are even hesitant to come to their motherland. It is high time to encourage our youth to start their own business in their hometown so that they can stay with their parents and also manage their own business. Successful entrepreneurs should guide our youth to become good entrepreneurs”.
MLC and Chief ministers parliamentary affairs secretary Ivan D’Souza in his message said, “We all come together, take our resources together and work for the betterment of the society. I congratulate the organizers for holding PRERANA to encourage the youth to start their own business. Passion and patience are important to be successful in business.”
He called upon the entrepreneurs to work with utmost dedication and sense of commitment and strive to be innovative. Several opportunities are available to start a business in Undivided DK district. Entrepreneurs should seize the opportunity and move forward, he said.
Dr Jerry Vincent Dais Chairman of KCCCI presided over the programme. Anil Lobo Chairman MCC Bank delivered the keynote address.
Three Successful entrepreneurs Joyal Viviyan Mathais Karkala, Sharmila Buthello Kundapur and John R D’Silva Karkala were awarded the Catholic Sabha & KCCCI PRERANA Awards. Roshan Belman the founder of Humanity Trust was felicitated for social service.
Nathalia Helen Lobo Income Tax officer Ward 2(1) Mangalore, I R Fernandes, President district Small Industries Association Udupi, Walter Saldanha president Udupi District Varthakara Hitharakshana Vedike, AEP Dukoria Joint Commissioner of Income Tax (OSD), Circle I Udupi, Dolphy Lewis secretary KCCCI Udupi and Maxim D’Souza Secretary Catholic Sabha were present.