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Mangaluru, Dec 13 : CAL (ICYM) Unit of St. Sebastian Church, Bendur organised an event for the senior citizens of Bendur parish with the name " Maalgadyaa Sangi Nathala Festh " for the very first time in the history of Bendur parish on the occasion of Christmas on 8th December 2018 at Church Mini Hall.

A total of 120 seniors took part in this grand Christmas celebration. The inaugural programme commenced at 3:15 PM with a prayer song. Parish Priest and Director - CAL Bendur Unit Rev. Fr Vincent Monteiro presided over the programme along with Rev. Fr Anil Pinto - Assistant Parish Priest and Assistant Director - CAL Bendur Unit, Rev. Fr Rohan Dias - Assistant Parish Priest, Stephen Pinto - Vice President and Mavis Rodrigues - Secretary, Bendur Parish Pastoral Council and Sujith Noronha - Animator, CAL Bendur Unit were the dignitaries of the programme.

Steffi Veigas - President CAL Bendur Unit welcomed the gathering. Rev. Fr Vincent Monteiro appreciated the seniors for participating in large numbers and also gave his appreciation to CAL members for putting up this beautiful and unique programme. Oswald Pais - senior person, spoke his experience on behalf of all the seniors. CAL members put up a well organised cultural programme which included Christmas carols, comedy show, drama, dance with santa, games for the seniors in which the elders actively took part. As a symbol of Christmas, 'Kuswar' was served to all as refreshments.

The programme concluded at 4:50 PM with ICYM Anthem. Belisha Rego - Secretary, CAL Bendur Unit thanked the gathering for coming in a large number and actively taking part in the programme. Anosh Pinto compered the programme. It was a fun-filled day and a day to remember.


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