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Sarvadharma Deepavali celebrated at Mother of Sorrows Church, Udupi

Published On : 03 Nov 2016   |  Reported By : Richard D'Souza

Udupi: Sarvadharma Deepavali was observed at Mother of Sorrows Church premises on Wednesday, 2nd November, 2016 which was organized by Sauharda Samiti, Catholic Sabha Udupi church unit.

In her address, Dr. Madhavi Bhandary fprmer Principal of Poorna Prajna Evening College said that true light takes us from untruth to truth, darkness to light and from death to eternal life. When there is peace and harmony among the people there will be positive developments in the society. Deepavali festival of lights has celebrated by all the religions. These festivals keep us away from negativity. There is darkness due to lack of knowledge.

Very Rev Fr. Fredrick Mascarenhas Parish Priest of Udupi church preside over the programme. Dr. Shusil Jathanna Director Lombard Memorial Mission Hospital and Global Multi Specialty Hospital, Mangaluru, Janab Kalil Ahmed Management Officer of M.E.T. English Medium High School Korangrapady, Udupi were spoken during the occasion.

Various cultural programmes were held during the celebrations by the students of St Mary’s Kannada Higher Primary School, St. Mary’s English Medium School, C.S.I. Boys Boarding Home students and Choir group of Udupi Church. Earlier Alphonse D’Costa Convener of Sauharda Committee welcomed the gathered. Very Rev Fr. Fredrick Mascarenhas and guests were inaugurated the programme with lighting the lamp. Nithyananda Volakkadu was felicitated during the programme.

Around five hundred diyas were lighted to mark the Deepavali celebrations. Smt. Amrutha teacher of St. Mary’s English Medium School, Kannarpady compered the programme. Janab Mohammed Maula member of Sauharda Committee proposed vote of thanks.

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