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Deepavali festival to be celebrated in Kadri Manjunatha Temple: Ivan D'Souza

Published On : 24 Oct 2016   |  Reported By : Canaranews Network


Mangaluru: Vidhana parishad chief whip and MLC Ivan D'Souza is all set to attend the Deepavali festival along with people of various faith, on the Kadri Manjunatha Temple premises, on Saturday, October 29.

Addressing the press at his office, on Sunday, October 23, Ivan D'Souza said, " District in-charge minister B Ramanath Rai will inaugurate this occasion by distributing 5 kg rice bags to people. On this occasion, 1000 rice bags will be doled out overall. 400 free spectacles will be handed out to the poor who underwent eye tests and are in need of them. An elocution competition will be organised for students of class 8 to 12 on the subject 'Deepavali and Integrity'. Goodudeepa competition and drawing competition will be held. All competitions will have prizes for winners, and certificates for participants . The competitions will be held from 3:00 PM through 9:00 PM".

"The festival will comprise a stage programme at about 5:00 PM. Bhramananda Sarswathi Swamiji of Ramkshetra Kanyadi, Dr Alyosius Paul Bishop of Mangaluru Diocese and Maulana Jafar Sadik will be a part of this programme. This is a message to the society that festivals must transcend the boundary of the faith that celebrates it" he added.

 







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