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Moodbidri , Jan 30, 2018 : Catholic Sabha, started in Moodbidri deanery in 1992-93, celebrated its silver jubilee of installation in a grand manner at Alangar church grounds in Moodbidri near here on Sunday January 28. 'Catholic Samajotsav', a mega convention of all Catholic people, displaying the unity and strength of the community was the highlight of the celebration.

The celebrations began by welcoming the bishop of Mangaluru and other guests at 3.45 pm near the main entrance.

Bishop of Mangaluru Dr Aloysius Paul DSouza presided over the programme. Many leaders who have given able leadership to the community in various capacities were present. The prominent guests were community NRI entrepreneur and philanthropist Ronald Colaco, Catholic Sabha Mangaluru Pradesh spiritual director Fr Mathew Vas, Moodbidri deanery dean Fr Paul Sequeira, MLC and chief whip of state Legislative Council Ivan D'Souza, MLA J R Lobo, former minister and MLA K Abhaychanadra Jain, zilla panchayat member Sucharitha Shetty, Catholic Sabha Mangaluru Pradesh president Anil Lobo and Catholic Sabha Udupi Pradesh president Valerian Fernandes.

The programme was inaugurated in a grand manner with the bishop lighting the lamp, Anil Lobo playing the traditional 'gumat' and Ronald Colaco blooming the arecanut flower ('bhingari'). Catholic Sabha Mangaluru Pradesh president Anil Lobo delivered the keynote address on vision and future of Catholic Sabha.

Four achievers from the community who showed great achievement in their respective fields were felicitated on this occasion. They included bishop Peter Sebastian Goveas of Bettiah diocese, Bihar; NRI entrepreuner Ronald Colaco; DySP-crime record bureau (CCRB) Mangaluru Valentine D'Souza and IAS officer Michelle Queenie D’Costa.

Catholic Sabha Moodbidri deanery's past spiritual directors and presidents who gave able leadership to the organisation in the past 25 years were honoured during this occasion. Parish unit presidents who tirelessly worked for the success of this big programme were honoured with mementos.

Social and political resolutions for the welfare of the community were presented by silver jubilee committee convener Gerald D'Costa Siddakatte which were unanimously accepted by the community.

Two community associations - Entrepreneurs' Association and Agricuturists' Association were flagged off during this occasion by MLC Ivan DSouza.

Catholic Sabha Moodbidri Deanery president Harry Rego welcomed the gathering. Deanery Secretary Lloyd Rego presented past 25 years report. Manohar Cutinha Hosabettu delivered vote of thanks. Catholic Sabha past preisdent Andrew DSouza Palakda beautifully compered the programme along with Clotilda Miranda Paladka.

Food was arranged for all at the end of the programme. In all, it turned out to be an historical Catholic Convention, the sweet memories of which will be cherished forever.

More than 5,000 people participated in the program.

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