Photos : Stanly Bantwal
Mangaluru, Mar 2 : Fudar Prathistan gave away talent awards for students for the year 2020 at Milagres Jubilee hall on Sunday, March 1, 2020.
Fudar Prathistan is an organization that responds to the educational needs of Catholic students in Mangaluru. Students from the city and Udupi diocese limits who have secured highest marks in SSLC and PUC examinations and ranks in degree examination were presented medals, certificates and cash awards on the occasion.
Most Rev Dr Peter Paul Saldanha, Bishop of Mangalore inaugurated the programme. Fudar Prathistan president John D’Silva presided over the programme.
Dr Norbert Lobo, HOD, Dept of Economics, St Aloysius College, Mangaluru was the resource person. Allen Rajesh Vas, Senior Intelligence Officer, Directorate General of Goods & Services Tax Intelligence (DGGI), Mangaluru Regional Unit was the Guest of Honour. Catholic Sabha organization Mangaluru president Rolphi DCosta and Udupi president Alwyn Quadros were the Chief Guests.
Bishop Saldanha , Dr Norbert Lobo addressed the gathering and John D’Silva delivered presidential speech.
On behalf of Fudar Pratishthan, the Bishop and dignitaries felicitated Allen Rajesh Vas for his achievement. Alvita Ancilla D’Souza, rank holder in PUC for the year 2019 was felicitated during the event. In her absence, her parents accepted the honour from the bishop and dignitaries.
During the event, a suicide prevention campaign was inaugurated by the bishop and the guests. Fr Richard D’Souza, director Canara Communications briefed about the ‘Year of Life’ and the suicide prevention campaign initiated by Mangaluru Diocese.
On behalf of the felicitated students, Princita Correa, Esha Pais and Ivy Kutinha expressed their gratitude to the organizers and gathering.
Fr Walter D’Mello, vice-president, Fudar Pratishthan welcomed the gathering. L J Fernandes, secretary rendered the vote of thanks. Elroy Kiran Crasto, Treasurer, Lancy D’Cunha, president, All India Catholic Union, Nigel Periera, Santhosh D’Silva, Ignetias Monis, and executive members of Fudar Pratishsthan were present on the dais. Shanthi Priya, Bondel compered the event.