Dubai: 'Ferar Fest' – Stupendous Fun with Dance, Comedy, Galore

Dubai: 'Ferar Fest' – Stupendous Fun with Dance, Comedy, Galore
Pics by Jovin D'Souza Pangla
Daijiworld Media Network - Dubai

Dubai, Nov 7: Ferarites, an association of Ferar parishioners in UAE gathered at Grand Midwest Hotel Apts, Media City Dubai, to celebrates its Fest on Friday November 6.

Ferarites under the motto of 'Reaching & Touching Lives', ably led by its dynamic leader Vincent Pereira succeeded in providing entertainment to about 350 parishioners and guests gathered from around UAE. The music fest was provided by 'Pearls of Mangalore' from Abu Dhabi, Pokri Pernal from Dubai and Shylan Band led by Lancy Noronha from Dubai. 

The event officially opened with cutting the anniversary cake by Ferar comittee members. Uttam Menezes, who emerged as one of the best comperes around UAE had taken charge of the marathon event that began at around 11.00 am and concluded at 6.00 pm.

Walter Nandalike of was the chief guest for the event and Fr Freddy D’Souza of St Mary's Church was the guest of honour. In a brief stage programme, president Vincent Pereira dedicated success of the association in a short span to its dedicated ferarite members. He explained, how the association that began in a small way has reached the zenith. Walter Nandalike, appreciated Ferarites for their charity  work. He expressed his happiness that Ferarites were able to reach out to poor and sick people within the short time of its existence.


Fr Freddy blessed the association with his appreciation speech and advised the office-bearers to continue the mission without interruption.

Leslie Pinto, secretary readout the impressive annual report. Wilma D’Souza, wife of Walter Nandalike and Rosita Pereira, wife of Vincent Pereira were also on the dais.

The two leading Konkani personalities from UAE were honoured by Ferarites. Lancy Madtha, who has supported the association from the day one through his advice, moral and financial assistance, was honoured by president Vincent Pereira. Walter Nandalike, Herman Lewis of Radio Spice, Cyril Miranda of Ferar and Dolla Pumpwell (formerly Nandigudda) were also on the stage. Roshani Alvares introduced and read out Citation for Lancy Madtha.

Francis Fernandes Cascia, senior dramatist and comedy king was also honoured. Norbert Pereira read out the citation and introduction. Both personalities acknowledged their gratitude to the association for recognizing them, even though they were not Ferar parishioners.

As part of the entertainment programme, Gavin Rodrigues and group presented mindblowing dance presentation. Pearls of Mangalore Donald Pinto, Ronald Lobo and Sharon Rego presented some of foot-tapping Konkani numbers.

Pokri Pernal presented comedy fashion show which drew appreciation from the crowd. Dony Correa, Asha Correa and others presented Kannada and Konkani songs. The music was organized by young master musician Arun Carlo.

Comedy skits by Pradeep Barboza Paladka and troupe, and standup comedy by Dolla also took audience to the humour world.

Sponsors of the event were presented memento by the chief guest Walter Nandalike and Joseph Mathias of Merit freight.

The eventful day concluded with Baila by all three music tropes. The stupendous five-star lunch was also the highlight of the event. Galore of music, comedy, dance and fun indeed provided audience worth their money.


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  • Fr Arun Wilson Lobo, Siddakatte/Kulshekar

    Thu, Nov 12 2009

    Hats off to Feraites, Mr Vincent Pereira and team.May God bless You all for your ardent effort.

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  • John Martin, Mangalore/Sharjah

    Tue, Nov 10 2009

    Good coverage by Daiji team as usual... Needless to say UTTAM is always the best compere.. As far as I know nobody in UAE as good as him. Any types of functions UTTAM is the best

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  • Herman Lewis/RADIO SPICE 105.4FM, Dubai

    Mon, Nov 09 2009

    Congratulations to the Ferarites, and as usual their function to celebrate their parish feast was a wonderful event filled with lots of fun and entertainment coupled with good moments of laughter, and good food. On the whole this function was well attended and well conducted in a professional manner. This function turned out to be a just beautiful and enjoyable function for the crowd present there.

    Mr. Vincent Pereira and his team put up a good show and again showed that their commitment to serve the community sincerely. CONGRATULATIONS and best wishes for all the Ferarites. "GOD BLESS" Herman & RADIO SPICE 105.4 FM TEAM

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  • Ben Fernandes, Shirva/Dubai

    Sun, Nov 08 2009

    It was well organised event with lots of fun & enjoyment.

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  • Vijay Dsouza, Mangalore - Dubai

    Sat, Nov 07 2009

    Hats off to Ferarites for arranging such a grand event. Ferarite President Mr.Vincent Pereira is a capable leader and he has proved it again by bringing so many artists on one stage. It is not easy to bring so many artistes under one roof and give them opportunity to showcase their talents. The event took exceptionally long time for felicitation & other stage program. Music, singing was good. Overall it was a good show, keep it up Ferarites.

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