Dubai: Norbert Sequeira was unanimously selected as the President of Ferarites UAE, for the next term during the general body meeting held at Karama, on Friday 10 July 2015.
Norbert Sequeira is a well-known personality among the Mangaloreans residing in Dubai. His contribution towards liturgical activities in St Mary’s Church Dubai, especially for the Konkan community, has been immense. He has served Mangalore Diocesan ICYM, Central Council (Indian Catholic Youth Movement, Bishop’s house, Mangalore) for three consecutive terms (as a Treasurer and Secretary for two terms). He is the ex-President of ICYM Ferar. He is the founder member of well-known organization of our community Konkan Taram, Jerimeri, Mumbai. He has served as a Parish Council Secretary of St Jude’s Church, Jerimeri, Mumbai; worked as a Core Committee member of St Mary’s Konkan Community, Dubai; served as a Eucharistic Minister in St. Mary’s Church, Dubai. Presently, he is a member of the Readers Sodality in St. Mary’s Church, Dubai. He is a Founder Member of Ferarites UAE, and has served as Vice President and Advisory committee member of Ferarites UAE for several years.
Ferarites UAE, an Association of Ferarites living in the UAE, is a premier social, cultural and charitable organization, affiliated to St. Francis Xavier Church, Ferar, Mangaluru.
The new committee comprises of following members:
President : Norbert Sequeira
Vice President & Media coordinator : Roshan Lobo
General Secretary : Prakash Peris
Treasurer : Rosetta Pereira
Internal Auditor : Leslie Pinto
Cultural Secretary : Clara Fernandes
Core Committee Members : Alwyn Fernandes, Nicole Fernandes
Advisory Committee: Vincent Pereira, Leslie Fernandes, Lawrence V. Cutinha
During the past 8 years, Ferarites UAE has supported several activities back home and in other parts of India, in the field of education, health and in meeting the needs of the economically weak and downtrodden. The launch of ‘Ferarites UAE Education Trust Fund’, established at SFX Church Ferar, supports the needs of underprivileged young students.
Outgoing President Lawrence V. Cutinha thanked and appreciated all the members for standing by the association in carrying out its activities smoothly. He thanked all the well-wishers, benefactors and sponsors for their support during the last 8 years, which has helped Ferarites to fulfill its obligations to society. He further thanked all the media sponsors for their overwhelming support in reaching out to the people.
The new president, Norbert Sequeira, thanked all the members for selecting him as the President for the next term. He solicited support of all the members to achieve the goals of Ferarites UAE, i.e, “Reaching out and touching the lives of the less fortunate”.