Kundapur, 19th May, ’14 : Annual General Body meeting and Annual Convention of the Catholic Sabha Udupi Pradesh held at St. Mary’s PU College Hall here on Sunday, 18thMay, 2014.
After the invocation, Vinod Crasto former President of Catholic Sabha Kundapur Deanery and Convener of the program welcomed the gatherings. His Lordship Most Rev. Dr. Gerald Isaac Lobo Bishop of Udupi Diocese inaugurated the occasion by lighting the lamp along with other dignitaries of the dais.
Kiran Elroy Crasto President of Catholic Sabha Udupi Pradesh Central Committee presided the occasion. Lancy D’Cunha former President of Catholic Sabha Mangalore Pradesh, former president of AICU of Karnataka State and National Vice President of All India Catholic Union, Roy Castalino President of Konkani Sahitya Academy Government of Karnataka,Shirthady William Pinto Noted Advocate & Social Activist, Rev Fr. Ferdinand Gonsalves Spiritual Director of Catholic Sabha Udupi Pradesh, Rev Fr. Anil D’Souza Spiritual Director of Catholic Sabha Kundapur Deanery, Victor Vas Secretary Catholic Sabha Mangalaore Pradesh Central Committee, Mary D’Souza Secretary of C.S. Udupi Pradesh, Walter Cyril Pinto Past President of C.S. Mangalore Pradesh Central Committee, William Machado, Alwyn Quadras, Diocese deanery presidents and secretaries and other were present on the dais.
Mary D’Souza readout the invitation of the annual general body meeting and later placed the annual report. Remedia D’Souza placed the report of Manasa Pamboor while Alwyn Quadros placed the report of statement of accounts for the year. All the reports were passed during the occasion.
Rev Fr. Anil D’Souza hoisted the catholic Sabha flag and later spoke on the occasion. Shirtady William Pinto released the Catholic Sabha Telephone Directory. Lancy D’Cunha released the email identifications of all units of the diocese.
During the occasion Shirthady William Pinto, Roy Castalino, Lancy D’Cunha and others were felicitated for their outstanding contribution for the society.
Best units and deanery committees were honoured during the occasion. Meanwhile highest sale of donation coupons in units, deanery level as well as individual highest sellers’ also honoured during the occasion.
Shirthady William Pinto called audience to guide our people to know about our national Constitution through seminars and right to participate in gram panchayat meetings. Lancy D’Cunha said that Catholic Sabha one of the strong sanghaton due to united work for our society which will be instrument and way of success. During in his address Roy Castalino said that Konkani is one of the national language and also third optional subject in the schools and colleges. Konkani Academy promoting Konkani language in schools.
Rev Fr. Ferdinand Gonsalves also spoke during the occasion. During in his address Kiran Elroy Crasto outlined the success of laity organization and called to strengthen the Catholic Sabha with more members.
During in his brief address Bishop said that laity organization like Catholic Sabha need the social face of the Holy Sabha and need to inform and convey the works of Catholic Sabha to the people of our society.
Catholic Sabha Udupi Pradesh Central Committee and Kundapur Deanery Catholic Sabha committee organized the occasion. Sahila Almeida and others were compered the programs. Around four hundred catholic sabha members were present during the occasion.