MCA Celebrates Christmas with Joyful Event

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MCA Celebrates Christmas with Joyful Event

Kuwait: Mangalore cultural association – Kuwait (MCA) celebrated its 1st anniversary along with “NATHALANCHO DABAZO -2019” on Friday, December 20, 2019, at Indian community school, Khaitan.

All guests were welcomed with the sprinkling of rose water and offering of pan pod udaak. The celebration commenced with euphonious Christmas carols sung by Mrs & Mr Anil Laveena Pais and team .

The traditional Divo was lit by Anil Pais (Founder of MCA) and the guests of honour – Lucy Lobo Aranha, Anil D’Souza and Jason D’cunha along with the committee members. The guests were welcomed with a bouquet of flowers.

Priscilla Rodrigues and team led the gathered guests into prayer while Anil Pais and team continued with devotional hymns.

Naveen Cedric D’sa (President, MCA) gave a warm welcome speech and also gave a brief on MCA’s mission and vision. Lucy also enhanced the evening with her inspiring words.

Live band by ALP MUSIC and team enhanced the evening with their collection of songs. The audience were entertained by a traditional folk dance performed by ladies and children’s dance with the fusion of songs.

Heart touching Konkani drama “BOGSANNEM” with social morals was written and directed by Ida Lobo. Santa’s entry excited the children’s. Goodies were distributed to the kids.

Lucy Lobo Aranha, Lionel Ajekar and Rajesh Fernandes mesmerized the crowd with heir jokes and thunderous laughter in the hall.

Ida Lobo explained the mission & vision of MCA. It’s activities in the past year since its existence.

Christmas Hamper draw was conducted and sponsored by Mrs.Shirly.

Lancy Pais recited the grace before dinner. The appetizing Mangalorean dinner was served.

Sagar Castelino (Vice President, MCA) delivered the Vote of Thanks. The program was coordinated by Arvin D’Souza and well supported by the committee members. We appreciate the efforts of our Volunteers in-charge Lenon Peris & Micheal Monteiro who made this event possible & successful. Thanks a bunch.

MCA also extends their gratitude to the following who have contributed in making this event a memorable evening.

Allan Cardoza & Joyston D’Souza for capturing the whole event.

Delicious Dinner served by China Metro, Shruthalaya for providing lights and sound. The programme was well compered by Deepak Andrade.

Thanks to our wonderful sponsors we extend our sincere appreciation without whom our season would not be possible.

MCA committee members left no stone unturned in bringing the culture from homeland to touch the hearts of its members in Kuwait and assures to continue in the future.

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