BELWAK Media Release
Kuwait, Sep 18: Belman Welfare Association Kuwait (BELWAK) celebrated the feast of Nativity of Blessed Virgin Mary on Friday September 15 at the residence of vice-president Jerome D’Souza, Farwaniya, Kuwait.
The programme began with a prayer by BELWAK joint-secretary Celine Pinto. Thereafter president Clifford D’Souza welcomed the gathering which included BELWAK members and their families. As a mark of respect to the late John Misquith (Johny Suratkal) a minute of silence was observed.
Offering of flowers to Mother Mary was followed by singing of the traditional Konkani hymns ‘Aycha Disa Maye Bov Sobith, Aaz Gavnk aylao Thujee Kirth, Sakkad Sangata Mellyam and Moriek Hogollsiam.'
Former president of the association Tony D’Souza delivered the festive message. He observed that the birthday of Mother Mary is an opportunity for each one to meet and share the family meal while thanking God for the new crop (harvest). The blessed new corn was sent from native Belman to mark this celebration.
Milk mixed with Novem was served all those who were present on the occasion. Clifford D’Souza, Tony D’Cruz and Vincent Andrade entertained the gathering with humorous riddles and jokes. BELWAK consultant, Francis Menezes conducted the spot games. A delicious vegetarian meal comprising of Potrade and other items (totally 9) flavored with Alu-Dento and the sweet vorn was relishing.
Housie-housie game was conducted by Clifford and Anil. Jerome D’Souza proposed vote of thanks. Clifford D'Souza compered the programme.