Photo: Stanly Bantwal
Mar. 03: On the occassion of International Womens day, catholic Sabha Mangalore Pradesh (R) Organised “Women’s Day” on Sunday 3rd March at the Bishop’s House, Kodialbail, Mangalore.
Programme started at 9.00 a.m with a prayer song by members. Rt. Rev. Dr. Peter Paul Saldanha, Bishop of Mangalore, Mr.Rolphy D’costa, President of Catholic Sabha, Mrs. Philomena Lobo (Rtd. Director of Public Institution , Secondary Education Dept, Govt. of Karnataka, Dr.Prabha Adhikari, Prof.Yenopoya Medical College, Mr. Victor Rosario Corea (Rtd. Soldier from the Armed Forces). Mrs. Celestine Dsouza, General Secretary, Treasurer Vivid Dsouza. Ex-President Mrs. Flavy Dsouza, Convenor-Mrs. Ida Furthado, Co- Convenor, Mrs. Noreen Pinto and 11 Varado Women representative were on the dias.
Mrs Ida Furtado welcomed the guests on to the dias and also welcomed all those who were present for the function.
Rt. Rev. Dr. Peter Paul Saldanha, inaugurated the function and invoked God’s blessings for the success of the programme. His message to the women is to educate their children on National interest in joining our defense and Government section. Ladies should first learn to make use of all the opportunities in the society.
A tribute was paid to the brave soldiers of our land who sacrificed their lives for our country. Rev. Bishop offered prayers on behalf of all those present . Mr. Corea expressed sympathies and prayers for the martyers.
Mr. Rolphy Dcosta, Catholic Sabha President gave his introductory speech and praised the women for their hard and sincere work. He also said as a token of appreciation this Womens Day was organized by Catholic Sabha.
Vivid Dsouza introduced Miss. Amleen Dsouza and Mrs. Agnes Saldanha to the audience. Rev. Bishop honoured both these young women and wished them success in their future.
Mrs Celestine Dsouza introduced Mrs. Philomena Lobo to the audience. Mrs. Lobo briefed the women about the challenges faced by her to reach this high and how education can change our lives. She also asked the women to make use of the various of schemes offered by the government for women.
Miss. Amlin spoke a few words and praised catholic Sabha by saying “ My participation in the elocution competitions gave me the courage and strength to face my future”. She requested all the ladies to work together to build a healthy and peaceful society.
Mrs. Flavy Dsouza introduced Dr. Prabha Adhikari , Resource person who spoke on the “ Womens health issues”. The audience was very attentive and had a number of questions. Dr. cleared all their doubts.
Members from various units presented their skills with songs, dance and entertainment. Spot games were conducted, gifts distributed to the winners.
Thanks giving Mass was offered by Rev. Fr. Aquin Noronha in his message he called upon all women to give good families to the society and to bring up the their families, with social values.
Mr. David Dsouza, Vice President thanked Fr. Aquin Noronha for sparing his precious time for us and also praying for the future of our children.
Dr. Theresa Pereira was the master of ceremonies for the day.
We thank all members who worked hard to make this programme a success.