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.

Yashaswini K Amin

Mumbai: Billawa Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI) will launch the Mangaluru chapter on Feb 19. Billawa Jagruti Balaga Mumbai president N T Poojary along with BCCI directors will launch the chapter at Hotel Deepa Comforts. "Chartered accountant Yashaswini K Amin, gold medalist in financial accounting, will be felicitated on the same occasion," said BCCI secretary Anand M Poojary.

Abu Dhabi: Mangalore cup 2017 (Season-5) over arm cricket tournament has been organised by Mangalore Cricket Club (MCC) at Sheikh Zayed International Cricket stadium, on Feb 24. MCC President Lathif KH informed the media that, “This is our fifth consecutive year of MCC tournaments. Its getting bigger and better by years. This time we are hosting the event at International cricket pitch. We have received immense support from cricket lovers and Kannadigas of United Arab Emirates for the last 4 seasons. We expect more teams and at least 5000 crowd this year.”

Kuwait: Mogaveers Association Kuwait (MAK) said it would hold the MAK Championship Trophy – 2017 on Feb 25. The volleyball and throwball tournament will be held at American International School, Maidan Hawally. The last date for registration of both volleyball and throwball teams will be on Friday. Contact for registration: Mobile numbers: 965 99596457/965 97527166/965 65925730  

Kuwait: Konkani community lost a precious soul as Louis Rodrigues, co-founder of Konkani reality show ’Gulf Voice of Mangalore’, passed away on Tuesday. He was 62. Rodrigues together with Lawrence Pinto co-founded the Gulf Voice of Mangalore in 2008. Since then, the reality show has gone on to become Konkani NRI community’s biggest show. Known for his organising skills, Rodrigues strove to popularise Konkani language and culture in the Gulf. He was the first one to organise ’India Day’ in Kuwait in 1997.

Dubai: Janata Dal (Secular) leader HD Kumaraswamy and the General Secretary of the party, BM Farook, were felicitated by the Bearys Cultural Forum (BCF), UAE and Mangaluru, at a glittering function.  The event was attended by several dignitaries from Karnataka.

Kuwait: Shirva Welfare Association Kuwait (SWAK) celebrated their annual feast on Friday in a grand manner. Songs, dances, and delicious food made the occasion memorable. The event began with a prayer, which was followed by melodious Konkani song, ‘Swagat Swagat’ sung by committee members.

Chennai: Women Yakshagana troupe of Durgamba Yakshagana Mandali, Suratkal, Mangaluru, created history by performing their 100th Yakshagana Talamaddale show in Chennai. The show was organised by Karnataka Sangha – T Nagar, Chennai, currently headed by P Narayana Bhat.

Mangaluru: Prof. (Dr.) US Krishna Nayak, Principal and Dean, A B Shetty Memorial Institute of Dental Sciences, was conferred with the ‘Distinguished Orthodontist Award of the Year 2016’ for excellence in orthodontics by the Indian Health Professional Awards Committee. The award was presented at a glittering function in Pune recently.  Dr. Krishna Nayak has previously been the head of The Indian Orthodontic Society, Indian Dental Association, International College of Dentists, Pierre Fauchard Academy to name a few. 


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