Dahisar Konkani Catholics Celebrate Monti Fest

News & Pics: Ancy Paladka
Daijiworld Media Network – Mangalore (SB)

Mumbai, Sep 21: Mangalorean Konkani Community of St Louis Church, Dahisar West celebrated Monti Fest on Sunday September 20.

The programme started with the honouring of infant Mary with the flower petals, blessing of paddy corn followed by the Konkani mass. Fr Leo D'Souza, Fr Ivan D'Silva and Fr Timoti D'Souza celebrated the mass.


The cultural programme in Konkani started after the mass in the parish hall. The programme began with the welcome song specially composed for the occasion by Irene Taccode and sung by Juliana, Philomena, Blanche and Irene. Little children Keziah Noronha and Valynn Lobo presented a welcome dance.

The honorary editor of Kutam weekly Ancy Paladka explained the history and importance of Monti Fest and also the importance of preserving Konkani language and our culture. Roitacho Nach (Farmers Dance) was presented by  Veronica Noronha, Joyce D'Souza, Eliza and Nirmala Noronha.

The special attraction of the programme was a short Konkani play "Mog Korat" written by Lancy Pinto Nayak and enacted by Treesa, Jospine, Juliana and Wilfred Mendonca. Harry Pereira and Johny D'Souza presented melodious songs. The programme was beautifully anchored by Gregory Urban Pinto.


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