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Kuwait: Montifest Celebration by 'Abbasiya Families' - Pictures
Report and Pics By Wilson & Priya Saldanha, Shirthady/ Kuwait
For Daijiworld News Network - Kuwait


Kuwait, Sep 9: Abbasiya families Kuwait celebrated Monthi Fest on 8th September 2006 at the Integrated Indian School from 7.00 pm onwards. The program commenced with a warm welcome by Ronnie Suratkal. Procession of children with flowers with Novem and Mother Mary`s statue went up the stage with the hymn “Sakkd Sangatha Melya”. Fr. Melwyn then blessed the noven and the kids offered flowers to Mother Mary with the hymn that really brought the memories of the way the feast is actually celebrated back home in India.  The kids were all given a packet of chocolates and sugar cane at the end of program. The music was rendered by Joe and Francis D`souza.

Fr. Melwyn then congratulated the Gurkar John Tauro and the organizers for taking such a step of celebrating the family feast in such a good way and setting a example in Kuwait. He wished one and all gathered and also their families back home in India “A Happy Feast”.

As a tribute to the departed soul of Johny Suratkal, Jaya D`souza spoke a few words. A minutes silence was observed as a mark of respect to the departed soul of Johny and also the mother and brother of Glady`s Teacher who is also one of the organiser of this event. Rony & Jasmine D`cunha led the family prayer followed by a  mini drama “Ruzarichem Razaar” by Benna Fajir entertained the guest and Rony Lobo lead the grace before meal. Special thanks was given to John Tauro, Roney, Janet Teacher, Mohd. Ali Saab, Vincent, Paul Aranha, Vally, Monthu Furthado, Benna, Maxim, Rolphy, George, Vincent Mendonca and Lancy Mendonca the main organizers of this event.

Rony D`cunha, Jasmine D`cunha and party entertained the crowd with the signing of the hyms and action songs during the food sessions and Benna Fajir proposed the vote of thanks.

The festiv meal with 11 types of typical mangalorean delicacies was prepared by Chinagate restaurant. More than 400 people took part.

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