City Welcomes New Year 2019 with Prayers and Celebrations
Mangaluru: With only a couple of hours to say Goodbye to 2018, the Christian fraternity in the city gathered in their respective churches on December 31, to give thanks to the Lord for all the Blessings.
At St Sebastian Church Bendur, the adoration of the Holy Sacrament was held at 7:00 pm followed by mass at 8:00 pm.
The Thanksgiving mass was celebrated by the Parish Priest of St Sebastian Church Fr Vincent Francis Monteiro along with other priests.
Thanksgiving masses were held in all the churches throughout the district.
The party revelers attended various venues where the new year party was held. The police department under the leadership of police commissioner T R Suresh issued strict guidelines instructing the organizers of parties in the city to end the celebrations by 12 midnight.
The police were deployed in various junctions to check vehicles and riders/drivers for drink and drive violations. At Balmatta junction 25 members KSRP troupe has been deployed with 2 ASIs, 13 Head Constables and 10 police constables.