Udupi: Konkani Natak Sabha Mangaluru conducts auditions for 60th singing competition

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Udupi, Jul 7: Konkani Natak Sabha (KNS) held its 60th singing competition for children, Elders and veterans as part of its annual competitions on Sunday, July 7. This was the third time that KNS conducted its singing competition at Udupi Diocese.

The audition round in Udupi was held at Ave Maria Hall, Mother of Sorrows Church, Udupi. Fr Charles Menezes, parish priest, Mother of Sorrows Church, Udupi, gave few singing tips to the participants and delivered an encouraging message to the competitors, wishing them the best of luck and inaugurated the competition.





Liston D’Souza, vice-president of KNS, Loy Rego, singing competition convenor, Sunil Menezes, former vice president of KNS, competition judges Jude Fernandes and Sylvia Fernandes along with Fr Charles Menezes were present on the dais.

A total of 39 entries from 12 different categories with 65 participants from various age groups, ranging from 5 to 10 years, 10 to 15 years, 15 to 45 years, and above 45 years showcased their singing talents in solo, duet, mixed group and married couple categories

Liston D'Souza offered special thanks to Diocese of Udupi and Fr Charles Menezes, for their valuable support in organising the competition in Udupi. At the same time KNS Honored Fr Charles Menezes for his tremendous support in organizing the singing competition at Udupi from past 3 years.

Renowned musician and singers Jude Fernandes and Sylvia Fernandes from Mangaluru served as the esteemed judges for the competition.

The competition received valuable support from KNS manager Boniface Pinto, Sunil Menezes, former vice-president of KNS, and Managing Committee member Joseph Theodore assisted in organizing the competition.

Liston Derick D'Souza compered the programme and proposed a vote of thanks.

The following participants have qualified from Udupi for the second round of singing competition which will be held on August 25 at Don Bosco Hall from 9.30am onwards:

5 to 10 Years Solo

- Leona Olivera, Perampalli
- Ahana Stuthi, Barkur
- Auralia Crisel Castelino, Pangla

10 to 15 Years Solo

- Ayush Regan Menezes, Pangla
- Arush Naman, Barkur
- Velsie Castelino, Pangla
- Siona Mendonca, Pangla
- Sanvi Ridhima Dias, Barkur

10 to 15 Years Duet

- Ayush Regan Menezes & Siona Mendonca, Pangla
- Arush Naman & Sanvi Ridhima Dias, Barkur

15 to 45 Years Women's Solo

- Jiya Alisha Mendoca, Pangla
- Melriya D'souza, Katpadi
- Dr Silviniya Amitharaj Fernandes, Udyavar
- Ishney Melaida Fernandes, Kemmannu
- Rikita Neola Saldanha, Shirva

15 to 45 Years Men's Solo

- Avin Vinay Barboza, Belman
- Darren D'souza, Pangla
- Sohan Alva, Pangla
- Lancy Fernandes, Kalmady
- Glen Aaron Fernandes, Shirva

15 to 45 Years Women's Duet

- Jiya Alisha Mendoca & Melriya D'souza, Pangla / Katpadi
- Ishney Melaida Fernandes & Jacklyn Carol D'souza, Kemmannu
- Eldreena D'souza & Lynn Rebello, Pangla
- Alisha Saloni D'souza & Reenal Fernandes, Shirva

15 to 45 Years Mens Duet

- Darren D'souza & Sohan Alva, Pangla
- Glen Aaron Fernandes & Joshua Chris Noronha, Shirva

Above 15 Years Mixed Group

- Oliver Thomas Rebello & Group, Pangla
- Clerita Joyce Noronha & Group, Shirva

Above 45 Years Men's Solo

- Oliver Thomas Rebello, Pangla
- Joachim D'souza, Yermal

Married Couples Duet

- Shanon Lobo & Silviniya Amitharaj Fernandes, Udyavar

Upcoming competitions of KNS at Don Bosco Hall, Mangaluru

- July 21st 2pm Onwards: 60th Singing Competition First round for Children at Mangalore
- July 28th 9-30am Onwards: 60th Singing Competition First round for Elders at Mangalore
- August 4th 9-30am Onwards: 56th Elocution Competition
- August 11th 3-30pm Onwards: 22nd Dance Competition
- August 18th 3-30pm Onwards: Konkani Short Play Competition
- August 25th 9-30am Onwards: 60th Singing Competition, Second Round
- September 1st 9-30am Onwards: 22nd Poetry Competition
- September 1st 3-30pm Onwards: 1st Gumtam Gayan Competition
- September 15th, 9-30 am onwards: 60th Singing Competition (Grand Finale)


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