Jeddah: The Karavali Welfare Association Riyadh (KWAR) won the prestigious Kabaddi League- 2017 championship trophy by beating White Stone in a thrilling final. Bhatkal Community Jeddah,Bhatkal Community A, Energia Al Faris, Manki Community Jeddah and Jeddah Tamil Thunders participated in the league organised by NRI Sports Federation, in association with SACQO and Bhatkal Community, Jeddah, at the Shababiya Ground, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

Illinois, USA: Mangalorean Konkan Christian Association (MKCA), USA, will be celebrating Easter on April 15, Saturday, at the Courtland Square Club House, 8909 David Place, Des Plaines, Illinois. There will be an Easter Vigil by Fr Henry Sequeira with the blessing of fire and water. After Mass, there will be a cultural programme for young adults with Easter Bunny entertainment, said MKCA in a release. "MKCA will provide an open bar with soft and hot drinks. MKCA will also have appetizers and dinner with dukramaas and sonnam," the release said.

Forest Park/Illinois: Forest Park Mayor Anthony Calderon has nominated Dr Austin Prabhu to the newly established Diversity Commission of Forest Park.  Established in 2016, the Diversity Commission will be a resource for experience and information on diversity issues and serve in an advisory capacity to the Mayor and Village Council. They shall help to enrich the social and intellectual life of all residents through educational and social programmes. 

Doha: The Mangalore Cricket Club (MCC), Qatar, celebrated the International Women’s Day on March 9 at the Indian Cultural Centre. As many as 40 women were invited for the celebrations.  International Women’s Day celebrated on March 8th is dedicated to women and is a day to celebrate the extraordinary achievements of ordinary women. The theme of this year was “Women in the Changing World of Work: Planet 50-50 by 2030”. 

Abu Dhabi: Mangalore cup 2017 (Season-5), an over arm hard tennis MRI ball cricket tournament was held under the auspices of the Mangalore Cricket Club (MCC) at Sheikh Zayed International Cricket Stadium ground, here. As many as 20 Karnataka teams from across United Arab Emirates participated in the event. All the matches were planned to be of six overs each, however, the final matches were cut short to three overs due to time constrains.

Mumbai: Five new Konkani books were released at the mega get-together of Konkani associations ‘Konkani Ekvott 2017’ organised in association with Ashawadi Prakashan in Mumbai, recently.

The KCA Committee 2017-2018 with the KC President Errol Fernandes, Chief Guest and Guest of Honour

Bengaluru: ‘Mood Mangalorean’, the annual cultural and social event of the Kanara Catholic Association (KCA) was a grand celebration that saw who’s who of the Catholic community. The celebrations were organsied at its newly built building "Konkani Samudai Bhavan" at Kalyan Nagar. The chief guest on the occasion was Leslie Fernandes, ex-Chairman and major shareholder of the multinational  Dockendale Shipping, which has 42 ships around the world.

Pics by Reuben D’Souza

Manama: Young Konkani rock star Kevin Misquith entertained the Bahraini crowd with his evergreen songs on Friday, February 24, 2017, setting a new trend in the history of Bahrain’s Konkani music. Thirty-year-old Kevin Misquith, born in Bahrain, presented his 45th live-in-concert along with his band members Jackson Noronha and Clyde Ashley Lobo and local musicians Sayonjee Simon, Rajeev and Edwin Cardozo.

Errol Fernandes

Bengaluru: The Kanara Catholic Association (KCA), a 67-year-old organisation set up in 1955 is all set for its ‘Mood Mangalorean’ event onFebruary 25 at the newly inaugurated Konkani Samudai Bhavan at Kalyan Nagar. Errol Fernandes, KCA president said Leslie Fernandes, former chairman of Dockendale Shipping. Co will be the chief guest and Ronald Colaco, catholic social worker will be the guest of honour. For the past 67 years, the KCA has been organising programmes for the community members, said Errol Fernandes.

Dubai: As many as 28 teams took part in ‘SMMC Sports 2017’ - an indoor cricket and throwball tournament organised by the St. Mary’s Mangalorean Community (SMMC) Dubai at the Insportz Sports Club, Dubai. Flipperz, Dubai clinched the cricket tournament while Coastal Friends – Dubai won the men's throwball event. Konkans Dubai clinched the women's throwball event. 

Photos by Reuben D'Souza

Manama: Konkani’s young music icon Kevin Misquith was accorded a warm welcome in Bahrain yesterday. He reached the island, where he was born three decades ago, along with his companions Jackson Noronhna and Clyde Ashley Lobo. A huge group of Kevin’s well-wishers, Bahrain Konkans conveners and local artists gathered at Karnataka Social Club auditorium on Saturday, February 18, after he reached Manama via King Fahd Causeway.

Kochi: Oscar winner A.R. Rahman will stage a live concert in UAE on March 17 after a gap of seven years. Media house Mathrubhumi Group will host the evene at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium. M.V. Shreyamskumar, Director - Marketing and Electronic Media of Mathrubhumi Group, told IANS that they are excited about getting Rahman to perform, especially as he will take to the stage in UAE after so long.

Dubai: The organising committee responsible for the Agnesian-Aloysian Reunion-2017 is leaving no stone unturned to make the event a huge success.  The reunion, scheduled to be held at Crown Plaza Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road, on Friday, will be filled with music and dance.   ‘Fusion Again’, a popular band in Dubai, is scheduled to perform at the event. Multi-talented compere Errol Goveas will be compering the event along with compere Rowena Pereira.

Riyadh: The Katipalla Muslim Youth Association (KMYA) Riyadh held its 18th AGM in Riyadh. The meeting commenced with recitation verses from holy Quran by Saifullah Mahin. President Parvez Ali presided over the function and welcomed the members and guests. In his speech, the president spoke about the senior founder members of the organisation, who setup the origination back in 1996, and also thanked the committee and the members for their hard work.

Doha: Tulu Koota Doha's Ravi Shetty has been nominated to the new Advisory Council of the ICBF for the term 2017-19.   A letter issued from R. K. Singh, DCM & CO, ICBF, confirmed the appointment of Tuluva Ravi Shetty. The CBF Managing Committee for the term 2017-19 was formed several weeks ago.  The new committee, comprising both elected as well as nominated members, has already started its work for the term 2017-19.


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