The Konkan Samudai Bhavana at Kalyan Nagar was decorated with stars, lights jingles and the Christmas tree to celebrate the annual Christmas program organized by KONCAB for its members on 20th December 2019.
The program started at 7.45p.m with the invocation of God’s blessings by Rev.Fr. Stephen Periera followed by the welcome speech by Koncab President Arun Fernandes. Cake & wine was served soon after the presidential address.
There was an Inter Zonal competition held within the members where the members were divided into 3 zones. Norbert & Karen were invited as judges along with Rev. Fr.Stephen, for the competitions. As part of the competitions, young children dressed up as the shepherds, angels, Mary, Joseph & the kings adorned the stage from each zone. This was followed by the Carol Singing competition between the zones. Each zone presented 4 carols sung harmoniously along with various musical instruments. It was indeed difficult for the judges to single out the best team as all the zones gave an astounding performance.
The carol singing was followed by a splendid Tableau presented by the children of the Koncab members. Nora Menezes and Navya Monteiro had put the children together and trained them over the past few weeks for the performance.
The results were announced for the competitions soon after the Tableau. Zone A led by Sunil D’Cunha stood third, Zone C led by Rita Lobo were the runners up and the Winners led by Alyn Mendonca were Zone B who have been winning this feat for three years in a row. A well deserved hatrick indeed for Zone B. Koncab President Arun Fernandes, Vice president Sylvester D’Souza & Secretary Nora Menezes gave away the prizes to the winners.
Koncab’s Santa Claus enacted by Subhash Periera entertained the children with gifts and chocolates.
Sunil D’Cunha conducted some fun events and the tambola for the members. The evening ended on a spirted note with all who attended swaying with their best foot forward to the music of DJ Godwin & DJ Stalen. Sumptuous Mangalorean food was being served to compliment the taste buds.
Jhonas D’Souza compeered the program and brought in the flow of events in order. The entire Christmas program was contrived and coordinated by Koncab Cultural Secretary Navya Monteiro.
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