Bengaluru: Carmelites along with Carmel Kutam organized a Konkani carol singing competition ‘Natalam Gitam Gayan Spardo’ - 2016 on December 11 at the premises of Sadbhavana.
This programme has been organised for the third time since its dawn in 2014. There was an overwhelming response from all over the city as 90 participants took part in the competition in three sections, namely children, youth, adults under three categories solo, duet and group singing. The programme began with a prayer dance by the children from Carmel Kutam at 2.30 pm. Fr Silvestre D’Souza, the provincial councilor, Maxim Lobo, well known columnist in various Konkani magazines and Ovida Pinto, a budding singer were given the task of choosing the winners by judging their singing quality and stage performance. Ever smiling Pramila D’Souza compered the programme.
Maxim Lobo expressed his sentiments on behalf of the judges. Sianna Lobo BKCS Koramangala, Sharon Mascarenhas, Vijayanagar and Melania Lobo, BKCS Koramangala won the solo competitions whereas Sianna Lobo and Allan Brags BKCS Koramangala, Dovita Lobo and Evita Lobo, Vijayangara and Christline and Jennifer, Sezari Bommnahalli were declared winners in duet category and Carmel Kutam, KCS Yeshwanthpur, Sezari Bommanahalli secured the coveted prize in group singing in chidren, youth and adult category respectively.
Fr Richard Menezes declared the winners and Fr Silvestre D’Souza, Sr Celine D’Cunha,general councilor of PDDM presently working in Rome and Dolphy D’Cunha, president of Carmel Kutam presented the prizes consisting of a trophy and cash prize. BKCS Koramangala was honored with a rolling shield for their all-round performance which was presented by Marina Pinto.
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