‘Saamarasya’ – A Festival of Food and Culture for Peace at KACES

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‘Saamarasya’ – A Festival of Food and Culture for Peace at KACES

‘Saamarasya’- A Festival of Food and Culture for Peace at Karnataka Christian Educational Society (KACES), Balmatta, Mangaluru

Mangaluru: Addressing the media persons during a press meet held at Mangaluru Press Club, Rev K Sagar Sundar Raj-Treasurer of KACES said, “Karnataka Christian Educational Society, (KACES) Mangaluru as part of its mandate on peace initiatives is spearheading an event titled “SAAMARASYA – 2019” A Festival of food and culture for peace in association with an organization Interfaith Coalition for Peace (ICP), New Delhi on 1st to 3rd February 6.00 p.m-10 pm at KACES ground, Balmatta, Mangaluru.

He further said, “Dakshina Kannada, the land of living faiths and religions is known for its plurality, culture of tolerance and peace. However, recent developments have made it a district of hatred brimming with religious intolerance. Peace groups, interfaith dialogues, seminars and colloquium have been initiated for building a culture of peace. However, these initiatives have their own limitation as they adopt the ‘traditional way’ involving the apex leadership from the socio-economic and religious arenas. It is important to note that the fabric of vivid society is woven from continual communication and exchange between people-through interpersonal, informal and cultural processes as well as through formal institution and official channels. Thus, food and culture are intertwined with the lives of people; it becomes a potential tool to nourish peaceful living and inter-faith conflict resolution”.

“Many prestigious educational institution and cultural teams will be performing for the cultural festival. There will be Cultural Program by Alva’s Education Foundation on 1st February; CSI Vane’s Memorial Church, Bhadravathi- 2nd February; and Various well-known Groups- 3rd February. Food festival is an opportunity to taste traditional and ethnic food. Various Tulunadu vegetarian and non-vegetarian(Halal) foods will be made available” added Sundar Raj.

Rt. Rev. Dr. Peter Paul Saldanha Bishop of Mangaluru Diocese will inaugurate the Saamarasya 2019. Shri Dr. Mohan M. Alva, Chairman, Alva’s Education Foundation will be the Chief Guest. Rev. Dr. Packiam T. Samuel, General Secretary Interfaith Coalition for peace will be the Guest of Honour and Rev. Dr. H. R. Cabral will preside the function. Citizens are requested to join hands in this peace initiative and by participating in SAAMARASYA 2019- A Festival of Food and culture for PEACE make it a success.

Special Attractions: 1-3rd February,10. AM to 7.00 PM

· Display of Photos of Basel Missionaries depicting about Dakshina Kannada and Udupi-KTC Archives

· Exhibitions of Antique collection- K P Rai, Bellipady

· Display of Vintage Cars and Bikes

· Paintings-Mrs C Aranha and William Pais

· Tabernacle Model

· Exhibition cum Sale-Bible Society of India

Vijay Amanna- Convener of the Programme, Rev P C James- Professor at KTC and Thomas Chindwal- Librarian at KTC were present on the dais during the press meet.

For more details call: 0824-2422829; 9844197455

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