Photos : Stanly Bantwal
Dec 14 : St Anthony’s Ashram Jeppu organised ‘Christa Namana 2019’ a Christmas programme on 13th December, 2019 at the Ashram premises.
Dr Sreevarma Heggade of Annapoorna Dasa, Mangaluru was the chief guest. In his message he highlighted the value of ‘live and let live’ preached and practiced by Jesus. He appreciated the teachings of Jesus in ‘the sermon of the mount’ which advocate non-violence and winning over of enemies through love and forgiveness.
Prof Irfan Abdulla Nurani of Al-Madina, Manjanady said that Jesus is an inspiration to many benevolent works carried out around the world today. He affirmed that the long service of 122 years by St Anthony Ashram Jeppu is certainly a witness to the selfless love preached by Jesus.
On this occasion of Christa Namana 2019 , St Anthony Ashram felicitated the newly elected ward members to the Mangalore City Corporation. Mr Lancelot Pinto, Mrs Jacintha Vijay Alfred, Mr Naveen D‘Souza, Mr Abdul Rauf, Mr Vinay Raj, Mr Bharath Kumar S., Mr Shailesh B. Shetty were the members felicitated and thanked for their service to the city and specially to St Anthony Ashram. Mrs Jacintha Alfred on behalf of the felicitated, thanked the Ashram for the felicitation and assured help whenever required.
The other invited guests on the dais were Dr Julian Saldanha, R.M.O. Wenlock District Hospital; Mr Krishnaraj K, Executive Engineer MESCOM; Mr Gopal Krishna Bhat, Traffic Inspector; Ms Majula, Sub-Inspector; Shanthala Gatty, president block Congress women wing; Ms Vijayalaxmi, former Corporator were thanked heartily for their kind co-operation to the Ashram and their service to the city of Mangaluru.
Mr Vincent Fernandes of ‘Mogachim Lahram’ fame and his team entertained the audience with melodious Christmas carols in Konkani, Tulu, Kannada, and English.
Fr Onil D’Souza, the Director of St Anthony Ashram welcomed the guests. Fr Thrishan D’Souza, the Asst Director proposed the vote of thanks. Ms Shainy D’Souza compered the programme.
Fr Cyprian Pinto, Parish of St Joseph Church, Vamanjoor; Fr Francis D’Souza, Spiritual Director, St Joseph Seminary Jeppu; Fr Roshan D’Souza, Asst Director, St Anthony Ashram; large number of Sisters and over five hundred people participated in the programme.