Dec 16 : St Anthony’s Ashram Jeppu as part of the Christmas feast shared the joy of Christmas by holding celebrations at different places in Mangaluru.
The first and the second programmes were held at Green ground Deralakatte and Thokkottu Bus stand on Saturday, 14th December 2019 at 4.30 pm and 6.30 pm respectively. The third and the fourth programmes were held on Sunday, 15th December at Panamboor beach and Kavoor junction at 4.30 pm and 6.30 pm respectively.
The programme included Christmas carols in Kannada, Konkani, Tulu and English. There was also a skit depicting the scenes and situations surrounding the birth of Jesus. To savor the sweetness of festive mood, cake was distributed to those who were present for the programme. Similarly gifts were given to the winners of lucky coupons.
Around sixty artists contributed their talents to make the celebration successful. Mr Vincent Fernandes of ‘Mogachi Lahra’ fame and Mr Martin Ferrao trained the groups. Thousands of people participated in the programme. This is the fifth consecutive year St Anthony’s Ashram is holding Christmas programme at public places.