Mangaluru, Oct 3: Bishop of Mangalore diocese Dr Peter Paul Saldanha felicitated Francisco Sardinha former CM of Goa and member of parliament, South Goa Lok Sabha Constituency on behalf of Catholic Sabha Mangalore Pradesh here today at Bishop’s house on October 3.
Catholic Sabha president Stany Lobo welcomed Sardhinha and appreciated the good works rendered to our community and also thanked him for his help in renewing RNI licence of Amcho Sandesh monthly magazine published by Catholic Sabha.
Bishop appreciated his long term services to our society in various capacity such as member of legislative assembly, speaker, chief minister and as a member of parliament. Sardhinha whole heartedly thanked Bishop and Catholic Sabha for the felicitation and assured his assistance in future.
Catholic Sabha spiritual director Dr J B Sadanha and PRO of Mangalore Diocese Roy Castelino, editor of Amcho Sandesh Wilfred Lobo, national executive member of Association of Small Industries in India (representing Goa State) Dolphy Prashanth D’Souza Bantwal, Catholic Sabha general secretary Noreen Pinto, treasurer Alphonse Fernandes, joint secretary Lavina D’Souza were present.
Francisco Sardiha is a senior leader of the Indian National Congress party having won 6 times as MLA from Curtorim assembly and 4 times as Lok Sabha MP from South Goa constituency.