KCA honours Justice Michael D’Cunha
Bengaluru: The Kanara Catholic Association (KCA) honoured Justice John Michael D’Cunha during its AGM meeting on Sunday.
Justice D’Cunha was the judge who convicted the late Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu J Jayalalithaa in a disproportionate assets case.
In his keynote speech, Justice D’Cunha stated that the Mangalorean Catholics distinguished themselves as individuals, but were not very well-known as a group. He stressed the importance of bringing in the youth of the community into the group.
The KCA, which does a lot of social and charitable events for Catholics from the Kanara region, recently completed a state of the art building in Kalyan Nagar called Konkan Samudai Bhavan from donations and contributions from its members.The Bhavan also has a section for subsidised accommodation for catholic youth who come to Bengaluru in search of jobs.
The AGM was followed by a cultural programme. Prior to the AGM, the annual mass was celebrated as is done every year.
The AGM also elected a new Honorary Committee comprising Errol Fernandes as President, Marjorie Texeira, as Vice President, Harriette Rebello, as Secretary, Rowan Pais, as Joint-Secretary, Ajay Fernandes, as Treasurer, Adrian Fernandes, as Joint Treasurer, and committee members: Hilma Roach, Clemence D’Silva, Palini Pinto, Roshan Menezes, Dr. Joel Sequeira, David Saldanha, Sunil Coutinho, Jane Pinto, Maxim Lobo, Shawn D’Sa, Viren Peres, Ivan Pinto, Neha Menezes, Lavina Pinto and Rohan D’Souza. Alvin Mendonca is the committee member designated for Khobar, the KCA newsletter, Nigel Colaco for Konkan Samudai Bhavan, which he has been handling with sterling capacity, and Dr. Joseph Rasquinha for technology. Dr. Allan Pinto completes the committee as its Immediate Past President.