Lions Club Felicitates Ln Violet Pereira of Mangalorean.com on Helen Keller’s Day
The opportunity I bring to you, Lions, is this: To foster and sponsor the work of the American Foundation for the Blind. Will you not help me hasten the day when there shall be no preventable blindness; no little deaf, blind child untaught; no blind man or woman unaided? I appeal to you Lions, you who have your sight, your hearing, you who are strong and brave and kind. Will, you not constitute yourselves Knights of the Blind in this crusade against darkness?”-Helen Keller
Mangalore: Lions-Lioness Leo Club Mangalore, Lions Club International, District 317-D Region Zone-1, observed Helen Kellers Day and Charter Nite at the Lions Seva Mandir, Mallikatte here on May 8.
President of the club Dr Kedige Aravinda Rao welcomed the members and called the meeting to order. The programme began with a prayer and salutation of the flag followed by one-minute silent prayer for world peace.
Past District Governor Lion Dr Santhosh Kumar Shastri on the occasion recalled the milestones in the growth of Lions Club. The Mangalore Club sponsored 37 clubs from which 18 clubs are celebrating their Silver Jubilee is a matter of pride for the Lions members, he said.
Proprietor and Editor-in Chief of Mangalorean.com, Violet Pereira the bold, dedicated and compassionate woman was felicitated on Helen Keller’s Day for her dedication and service to the society through media.
Dr Anjali Rao Kedige read out the citation of Violet Pereira. Dr Santhosh Kumar Shetty along with other senior members felicitated Violet Pereira and Joseph Pereira on the occasion.
Senior Lion P Sadashiva Kini along with other dignitaries honoured, Anitha and Joseph Edward Menezes, Gayathri, and Dr Kedige Aravinda Rao on their silver wedding anniversary.
Addressing the gathering Kini who is going to celebrate his 50th wedding anniversary in the coming year said that marriage is not an easy task and people who are into the bond of marriage experience the great bond of togetherness. He appreciated the couples who were celebrating their silver- jubilee as they have set an example for the generation. The world is more into the trend of divorces, considering this it is a proud occasion for couples who are being together for twenty-five years.
Robert D’Silva on behalf of all the Lions members extended wishes towards all those who are celebrating their birthdays and anniversaries on the month of May. Ln Hisrar and Lioness Shanthy conducted games and entertainment programmes for the members.
Lion C A Nagaraj Sharma delivered the vote of thanks.