Fuddar Prathistan Felicitates 341 Meritorious Student Achievers

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Fuddar Prathistan Felicitates 341 Meritorious Student Achievers

Mangaluru: Fuddar Prathistan (R.) a trust working for the betterment of the Canara Konkani Catholic Community, organized ‘Fuddar Prathistan Puraskar-2024’ for the toppers and achievers of Mangalore and Udupi Diocese on Sunday, 17 March 2024 at the Milagres Jubilee Hall, Mangalore. 341 catholic students who excelled in SSLC, PUC, Graduation, Post graduation, various competitive examinations and Sports at the National and State level were felicitated during the program.

Rev Fr John Baptist Saldanha, PRO of Mangalore Diocese and the Spiritual Director of Catholic Sabha Mangalore Pradesh inaugurated the program by lighting the lamp. Nigel Periera, President of Fuddar Prathistan, presided over the program. Dr Alwyn D’Sa, Controller of Examinations, St Aloysius Deemed to be University, Mangalore, was the Chief Guest. Alwyn D’Souza, President of Catholic Sabha Mangalore Pradesh and Santhosh Cornelio, President of Catholic Sabha Udupi Pradesh, were the guests of honour.

Rev Fr John Baptist Saldanha in his inaugural address, congratulated all the talented students and their parents on receiving the recognition. He spoke about the importance of education and motivated the students to develop the courage to stand out for the community.

Dr Alwyn D’Sa, Chief Guest of the program, congratulated the Fuddar Prathistan Trust for organizing a beautiful program to felicitate the achievers and for motivating them. In his keynote address, he emphasized the need of government officials from the Catholic community and encouraged the students to try answering various competitive examinations conducted at the state and central levels and not to give up until they succeed.

Nigel Periera in his presidential address applauded the students and their parents on receiving the honour. In his talk, he mentioned that in the past 18 years of Fuddar Prathistan Puraskar, for the first time, 341 students are being felicitated at a time. He thanked John D’Silva Mumbai, the founder President for his goodwill as President for the past 15 years and Jerald D’Costa for his service as President for the past three years. He expressed his words of gratitude to all the office bearers, trustees and generous donors who contributed financially to this event, without which it was impossible to be a successful one.

On behalf of the felicitated students, Leesha Lobo Miyar who has secured second place in PUC Science, Dr Glenisha D’Souza Permude who secured first rank in Master of Physiotherapy and Dr Joshmitha D’Souza Nithyadhar a PhD awardee shared their success story and expressed their gratitude to the organizers.

Fr Walter D’Mello the Vice President welcomed the gathering. Vivid D’Souza the secretary delivered the vote of thanks. Roshan D’Souza and Vinny D’Souza compered the event. Alwyn Quadros the joint secretary, John D’Silva the treasurer, Elroy Kiran Crasto, Mary D’Souza and Valerian Fernandes, the trustees of Fuddar Prathistan were present. The program concluded with a sumptuous lunch at 12:30 pm.


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