Dubai: Emirates Pangalites Celebrate Fest

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Dubai, Sep 11: All Pangalites residing in the UAE celebrated Nativity Feast (Monthi Fest) on 10th September 2009, at Richmond Hotel Apartments, Dubai in a homely atmosphere attended by more than 120 Pangalites and friends.

The celebration began at 9.15 pm with a warm welcome by Clevin D’Souza, Cultural Secretary of Emirates Pangalites followed by prayer song by Ignatius, Suman, Thelma, Renita & Veena, and Gospel reading by Merlyn Castelino. Children showered flowers to mother Mary as the gathered sang “ Sokkod Sangatha Melyam ani Moreyek Hogolshiyam”. Novem was distributed along with sweets to all gathered.

Jovin D’Souza, President of Emirates Pangalites gave a formal welcome to the Guest of Honor Joseph Mathias, MD, Merit Freight Systems LLC, Walter Nandalike, Editor in Chief of, Dayan D’Souza, Founder President of Daiji Dubai and Daiji Rang Mandir and to all the guests.

Joseph Mathias gave a message on the importance and significance of Monthi Fest and celebrating the Fest together as a family.

Mickey Castelino, Founder President and Advisor of Emirates Pangalites briefed about Emirates Pangalites and their future program’s and asked all Pangalites to become the member of Emirates Pangalites and support in their future activities.

 Dayan D’Souza gave a brief introduction of Daijiworld weekly and the importance of Media in today’s changing world.

The crowd was then divided into four groups and a variety of group games were conducted. In between a cine dance by Demitra Castelino followed by a Konkani song from Ryan. Spot prizes and games were conducted by Joel. The Whole nights programme was compared by Cultural Secretary Clevin D’Souza and was assisted by Joel Quadras.
A traditional vegetarian meal prepared by Jacky’s Star Restaurant, and was served on banana leaves including Vorn and Pathrade.

The programme was concluded with the distribution of prizes and vote of thanks by Joel Quadras.


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  • Dr. Cajetan Coelho, Goa, India

    Thu, Sep 24 2009

    Happy Monti Fest to all.

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  • President and Committee, Famad Pernal , UAE

    Sun, Sep 20 2009

    Happy feast to you all and congratulations to your organisation for bringing your parishioners together. May your spirits be always high, and may you have many more!

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  • Anwar, Subhas Nagar/Dubai

    Sat, Sep 19 2009

    Wishing you all Pangal / Shankerpura Freinds a Happy feast of Nativity" Monthi Fest"

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  • Cyril D''sa, Canada/Pangla

    Mon, Sep 14 2009

    Happy ''Monthi fest'' to all our near and dear Pangalites. Glad to see you all - mograncho chendu - celebrating family festival.

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  • Nelson, Dubai

    Sun, Sep 13 2009

    Cheers to all Pangalites. Nice to see men in mundoos  reminding of our rich culture. Let others emulate the good example you all have displayed. well done

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  • Suman Violet Barboza, shankerpura/Dubai

    Sat, Sep 12 2009


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  • alwyn alva, Bahrain / Pangla

    Sat, Sep 12 2009

    Happy ''monthi fest '' To all our pangalites. nice to see some my friends with mundoo.

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  • Reiner D''Costa, Mangalore/Mumbai

    Fri, Sep 11 2009

    Wishing Anil, Janet and children a very Happy Feast of the Nativity from us in Mumbai.

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