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Nirkan - Vogga, July 5 : Catholic Sabha Mangalore Pradesh (R.) Nirkan Unit, in association with St. Thomas Higher Primary School, Nirkan-Vogga, and the Forest Department, Bantwal zone, came together to organize a special event to commemorate Environment Day on Wednesday, July 3, 2024.

The event commenced with a beautiful prayer song performed by the school children, setting an inspirational tone for the day's activities.

The gathering was further welcomed by Melwin D'souza, the President of Catholic Sabha Nirkan Unit, setting the stage for an eventful day.

Rev Fr. Leo William Lobo, the Parish Priest of St. Thomas the Apostle Church Nirkan, graced the occasion with his presence and inaugurated the event, imparting his blessings and good wishes for the program's success.

A significant highlight of the event was the presence of Zonal Forest Officer, Praful Shetty, who attended as a Resource Person and also actively engaged in planting saplings while sharing important insights about environmental preservation and conservation.

The school children showed their creativity and passion for protecting the environment by performing a captivating dance. The dance was focused on the theme of taking care of the environment.

The presence of esteemed individuals, including John Lasrado, President of Catholic Sabha Bantwal Deanery; Laxmi Narayana Sharma, President of Kavalapadooru Grama Panchayath; Abdul Razaak, Ex-President of Kavalapadooru Grama Panchayath; Vincent Bennis, Vice President of PPC Nirkan; Stany Lobo, Immediate Past President of Catholic Sabha Central Committee, Mangalore; Shanthi Veigas, Secretary of Catholic Sabha Nirkan Unit; Snake Kiran Mangalore from Nirkan-Vogga, known for his deep passion for nature; and the participation of school children, teachers of St. Thomas School, and Parishioners of Nirkan and nearby locals added immense value to the event.

At the event, saplings were planted and distributed to all the attending children and guests, symbolizing responsibility for protecting the environment for future generations.

The vote of thanks was delivered by Sr. Sevrine Fernandes, HM of St. Thomas Higher Primary School, Nirkan, acknowledging the efforts and support that made the event a success.

The event was compered by Austin Lobo, Immediate Past President of Catholic Sabha, Nirkan Unit.


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