News By Gordon D’Almeida
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Mangaluru, July 14 : Catholic Sabha Valencia unit celebrated its twenty years of existence on 13th July 2019 at Valencia Jubliee hall in the evening.
The esteemed guests for the celebration were Mr Aloysius Sequeira dean Nitk surathkal and Mr Rolfy D’Costa President Catholic Sabha Mangalore diocese and Fr James D’Souza Parish priest presided over the function.
Mr Aloysius Sequeira in his speech applauded Catholic Sabha Valencia unit for their continuous work and efforts.He also encouraged the youth to opt for higher studies and go in for government jobs and settle down in India instead of foreign countries.
Mrs Rita Menezes was felicitated for her service in parish council,Catholic Sabha and in the field of social service.
Mr CGS Taccode was also honoured for his service in the field of Literature.
Famous Comedians Melwyn (Mellu Valencia),Richard Sequeira (Richa Valencia),Steevan Rodrigues and Vencilla tauro entertained the crowd with their jokes,dance and group singing was also presented by the members.
Mrs. Merlyn Rego President Catholic Sabha Valencia welcomed the gathering.Mrs Tressy D’Souza Secretary proposed the vote of thanks.
Program was professionally compèred by Ace compere Mr Dolphy Saldanha and Mrs Janet Mascarenhas.
Parish priest Fr James D’Souza,Asst PP Fr Joswin D’Souza,Resident Fr Arun Lobo,Fr William Baraccas,Mr Anil Lobo and Mrs Lizzie Pinto Parish Council Vice President and Secretary,Episcopal City Varado President Mr Patrick Dsouza Valencia,Unit President Mrs Merlyn Rego and secretary Mrs Tressy D’Souza and aound 150 people were present for the celebrations.
The programme ended with dinner arranged by Patrao Caterers Valencia.