Mumbai, May.31: Vasai Konkani Welfare Association organized NIRMILLEM CHUKANA a family drama, written by Joseph D’Souza, and Directed by William Mochado, Mumbai, Recentely at YMCA hall, Manikpur, Vasai Eest. The program started at 6.30 pm with Introduction by VKWA’s Secretary John D’Souza followed by Singing National Anthem Jana Gana Mana.
VKWA’s President Reginald Santhmayer welcomed all audience, Nirmillem chukana drama group, as well as all distinguished guest of the event. Fr. Francis Fernandes blessed our program by short prayer, followd by welcome dance from young stars.
After that, Secretary John D’Souza called all distinguished guests on stage. They are Fr. Francis Fernandes SVD, Francis Fernandes Casia, Fr. Nazareth Sequeira SVD, Fr. Melvin Sequeira SVD, Joseph D’Souza, William Mochado, Ex.President Stephen Fernandes and advisor for current managing committee Ancy D’Souza, and President Reginald Santhmayer. All guests are honored with bouquets of flowers by our joint president Hilda D’Souza, committee member Juliet Montero and woman’s wing secretary Luiza D’Souza respectively. Writer Joseph D’Sousa and director William Mochado felicitated with bouquets of flowers, bouquets of fruits, and shawls by Ex. Presidents Stephen Fernandes, and Ancy D’Sousa respectively. Fr. Francis in his speech requested the audience to encourage the association by supporting them to hold such Konkani programmes and to encourage their children to speak Konkani at home to keep alive the Konkani language, and also appreciated the vkwa’s hard work. Francis Cassia told he will bring his new comedy drama Putuli Modki Shorty to Vasai during his short speech.
VKWA’s Vice president Richard Lewis, Treasurer Albert D’Costa, Joint secretary Edward Gomes, Joint treasurer Vincent Fernandez, other committee members Lawrence Mendonca, Gregory Monis, Novel Alvaris, Henry Pinto, and Vincent D’Mello also joined stage program. Finally the stage is handed over to Nirmillem Chukana drama group.
During interval our advisor Jossie Menezes felicitated with bouquets of flowers to all guests present in our show, who works for Konkani Ulai, Konkani Wadai ani Konkani Urai , that is some Konkani association's main office bears from Naigoan, Bhayander, Nallasopera, Jeri Meri, Malwani, Mira road etc.., and writers, singers from Vasai. Program is concluded by thanks giving speech from vice secretary Edward Gomes, followed by Argan geeth from woman’s wing members. Finally 3 prizes are distributed on lucky coupons draw.
The drama witnessed by house full audience, and every one enjoyed the drama and expressed their appreciation which they showered on the actors, vkwa committee members as well as woman’s wing members.
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