Submitted by Kumuda on Fri, 2016-05-20 14:30 Dubai: Mercury was soaring in gulf region but it didn’t dampen the spirit of Belmangars who had gathered to celebrate their annual festival, Belman Grand feast, 2016, at Al Wasl Sports Club. Eagles band led by Prashanth Sequeira opened the festival with mesmerising numbers. Speaking on the occasion, James Mendonca urged the members to take up self-employment and stressed on coastal Konkan region expatriates to affiliate with their community associations for overall development of motherland. The members of ‘Belmangars’ honoured actor and director Pradeep Barboza. Emerging singer Melwyn rocked the gathering with his mellifluous songs and local comedian enthralled the audience. The gathering also got a sneak peek into the much-talked "Ek Aslyar Ek na", first Konkani movie, which will be premiered in Gulf. Ivan Periera who was elected president of BETHKATI (2016-18) sought support of everyone.