The Historical Thonse - Kemmannu Kambala will be held on November 19.
The Historical Thonse - Kemmannu Kambala will be held on November 19.

Thonse Padumane Kambla (wet land buffalo race) is scheduled to be held on Sunday, November 19, 2017. This is one of the famous kambla’s of the Kolke summer paddy season in Udupi District. The Thonse Padumane kambla attracts participants from all over the coastal area of undivided South Kanara and even as far as from the northern parts of Kerala. Be there and enjoy the day long fun.

Dr. Anthony  Melvin Crasto Received Pharma excellence award in Dubai - nominated for Padmashri 2018
Dr. Anthony Melvin Crasto Received Pharma excellence award in Dubai - nominated for Padmashri 2018

Dr. Anthony Melvin Crasto has been awarded with Pharma Excellence Award for his outstanding contributions to Pharma Industry from Arab Health on October 12th, 2017 in Dubai. UAE. As Dr. Anthony was not able to travel, Shobha Crasto received the award on behalf of Dr. Anthony during the Middle East Healthcare Leadership Awards held at the Dubai Mall, UAE.

Rare photograph of Late B. V. Gopalakrishna Rao - Presidential Award Winner from Thonse/Kemmannu.
Rare photograph of Late B. V. Gopalakrishna Rao - Presidential Award Winner from Thonse/Kemmannu.

Late B.V. GopalkrishnaRao,Head Master of Hindu Higher Primary School, Kemmannu, received this prestigious presidential award in 1962 from the then President of India Dr .Radhakrishnan. This photo relates to the felicitation given to him in the school premises by the school management.

Patron Saint Theresa’s Annual Feast Celebrated at Kemmannu.
Patron Saint Theresa’s Annual Feast Celebrated at Kemmannu.

Annual feast of Patron Saint of Kemmannu church, Saint Theresa was celebrated on Monday, October 02, 2017. St Theresa is also addressed as ‘Little Flower of Jesus’. The celebration began with the high mass at 10.30 am. Fr. Leslie D Souza, Parish Priest of Mount Rosary Church Santhekatte was the main celebrant of the mass with Fr.Stany B. Lobo, Vicar Vara of Kallianpur Deanery, Fr. Ferdinand Gonsa

St. Philomina Hr. Primary School hosts Cluster level sports meet at Kemmannu.
St. Philomina Hr. Primary School hosts Cluster level sports meet at Kemmannu.

St. Philomina Higher Primary School in association with Udupi District Public Education Department Brahamavar Area Education zone organized Manipal Cluster level sports meet at Fisheries ground Kemmannu. Head Mistress of the school Sr. Praneeta welcomed the gathered distinguished guests. Udupi Taluk Panchayat member Mrs. Sulochana along with Rev. Fr. Victor D’ Souza, Kemmannu Panchayat President

Swarna our little lady - By Aaron Ambrose D’Souza
Swarna our little lady - By Aaron Ambrose D’Souza

Ah Swarna our little river. She looks like she’s going through her rebellious phase. She might have lost some weight recently due to the sand mining but she seems to be on a forced junk food diet of plastics. This girl has seen better days like really better days. Well compared to places like the Ganges and the beaches of Mumbai we are comparatively a lot better. But we used to drink the water

Monti Feast celebration at Kemmannu Church.
Monti Feast celebration at Kemmannu Church.

Monti feast, Nativity of Blessed Virgin Mary, the festival of new harvest was celebrated on Friday in Kemmannu, with traditional gaiety and fervor. Early morning 7.15, hundreds of faithful gathered at the church ground. Blessing prayers were held near the church Grotto. Parish Priest Fr. Victor D’ Souza blessed the fresh crop of rice corn with a brief introduction. ’Moriyeek Hogolsiyaa’ hymn wa

KEMMANNU ICYM holds kallianpur Deanery level ‘Yuva Samagam 2017’
KEMMANNU ICYM holds kallianpur Deanery level ‘Yuva Samagam 2017’

Kallianpur Deanery level “Yuva Samagam 2017” organized by kemmannu ICYM Unit was held at the St. Philomena School auditorium, Kemmannu. The day long Yuva Samagam included inauguration, Youth Catechism (Youcat), Holy Eucharistic celebration, valedictory function and cultural programmes. Around 200 youth from 9 parishes of kallianpur deanery participated in the Yuva Samagam 2017. The Yuva Samagam

Your grandparents saw it? Well you can’t - By Aaron Ambrose D’Souza.
Your grandparents saw it? Well you can’t - By Aaron Ambrose D’Souza.

Think I’m kidding well… think again. Ask the oldest people (older people know what I’m talking about) you know about what used to live in your backyard I’m pretty sure you don’t see them anymore. Especially in places like Kemmanu since according to the WWF there has been a 58% decrease in the biological diversity from 1970 to 2012 and freshwater environments are the ones hit hardest. Well if you s

Kemmaann: 28th Thonse Sarvajanika Ganeshsova idol installed.
Kemmaann: 28th Thonse Sarvajanika Ganeshsova idol installed.

28th year celebrations of Thonse Sarvajanika Ganeshsova began here today with the installation of Ganesha idol at the Bhadrakali Mahamarikamba Temple Gudiyam. The idol was carried from Hampank

Dr. Antony Melvin Crasto nominated for the “Award for outstanding contribution in Pharma Industry”
Dr. Antony Melvin Crasto nominated for the “Award for outstanding contribution in Pharma Industry”

Dr. Antony Melvin Crasto has been nominated for the Award for outstanding contribution in Pharma Industry at the Middle East Healthcare Leadership Awards which will be held on the 12th October, 2017 at Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard, Dubai, UAE.

A Brave Soldier from or own backyard- Mr.Ashok Kumar of Moodu Thonse Kallianpur.
A Brave Soldier from or own backyard- Mr.Ashok Kumar of Moodu Thonse Kallianpur.

In recent past few years there is much talk about increased respect for soldiers of Indian Army, who guard the country’s boundaries in difficult terrain and harsh weather conditions. An youngster, Mr. Ashok Kumar of Moodu Thonse, Kallianpur has by destiny had joined the Indian Army 20 years ago and step by step moved up the ladder to be in exclusive group of elite NSG Commando and presently posted

Konkani Kutam Bahrain Award was conferred on Dr Gerald Pinto, Kallianpur.
Konkani Kutam Bahrain Award was conferred on Dr Gerald Pinto, Kallianpur.

Konkani Kutam Bahrain Award was conferred on Dr Gerald Pinto, popularly known as Jerry Pinto Niddodi, on August 10 in a glittering ceremony held at St Sebastian Platinum Jubilee Hall, Bendore here on 10-8-2-17. Fr Melwyn Pinto Neerude presided over. Dr Edward Nazareth was the chief guest. Local convener of Konkani Kutam, Richard Moras and committee member, Manu Bahrain were

A day out in the Mud Fields- Sea Star Friends Kemmannu organize ’Kesarrdonji Dina’.
A day out in the Mud Fields- Sea Star Friends Kemmannu organize ’Kesarrdonji Dina’.

To keep of the tradition of spending time in the fields as our elders did a few years ago, Sea Star Friends Kemmannu, a group of young Kemmannites organized ‘Baley Kesarrddu Gobbuga’ an event of Games, sports, fun and frolic. Children from the age of 3, youngsters and elders took part in the daylong event and needless to say enjoyed to the core. Earlier in the day Mrs. Veronica Cornelio, AICC sta

Nature Block: How plants save the world on a daily basis By Aaron Ambrose D’Souza
Nature Block: How plants save the world on a daily basis By Aaron Ambrose D’Souza

I’m pretty sure everyone knows how important plants are with the first thing that comes to mind being photosynthesis the process due to which we are still breathing literally perhaps eventually we’ll have machines to replace that but right now plants are the oxygen tanks of the earth. Well that’s not the only thing we get from photosynthesis though it is how plants get their sustenance which event

Kemmannite Br. Romel Saldanha ordained at Jaipur Diocese.
Kemmannite Br. Romel Saldanha ordained at Jaipur Diocese.

Br. Romel Saldanha, Son of Mr. Merwin and Ruby Saldanha and Grandson of Mr. Augustine and Lenny Saldanha of Kamblathotta, Kemmannu was ordained as Catholic Priest in Jaipur Diocese on Sunday, July 23, 2017 at a ceremony held at Jaipur Cathedral. Bishop of Jaipur Diocese, Most

Mr Selvin Brian Rego (59 Yrs) Kemmannu/Arlington, Texas, U.S.A
Mr Selvin Brian Rego (59 Yrs) Kemmannu/Arlington, Texas, U.S.A

Mr Selvin Rego, 59, son of the soil, s/o Late Mr Fredrick Rego and Late Mrs Elsie Rego of Kemmannu expired on 21 st July 2017 at his residence at Arlington, USA after a short illness. He is survived by his wife Mrs Wilma Carol Rego, nee Correa, daughters Lauren, Lian, Andrea and son in law Mr Daniel. He had his early school education

Nature Block: Flora and Fauna of Kemmannu (Thonse)  by Aaron Ambrose D’Souza
Nature Block: Flora and Fauna of Kemmannu (Thonse) by Aaron Ambrose D’Souza

How much do you know about your home and by home I mean the endless green surrounding that building made up of bricks? Kemmannu is not just home to us humans but to plenty of flora and fauna and we’re sure you don’t know half of them. But what’s the use of knowing all this you ask. Well other than learning about sheer awesomeness of nature, you can learn what plants are edible, how can they be use

Bishop Gerald Isaac Lobo adminsters the Sacrament of Confirmation to 47 candidates at Milagres Cathedral
Bishop Gerald Isaac Lobo adminsters the Sacrament of Confirmation to 47 candidates at Milagres Cathedral

Udupi : The Bishop of Udupi diocese Most Rev Dr. Gerald Isaac Lobo administered the Sacrament of Confirmation to 47 candidates of Milagres Cathedral, Kallianpur near here during the Solemn mass celebrating the feast of Holy Trinity on Sunday, 11th June, 2017.

Fr. Victor D’Souza takes charge as Parish Priest of Kemmannu, Fr. Ferdinand departs to Pangala.
Fr. Victor D’Souza takes charge as Parish Priest of Kemmannu, Fr. Ferdinand departs to Pangala.

Rev. Fr. Victor Gerald D’ Souza took charge as Parish Priest of Kemmannu in a ceremony held at the church. He was received and welcomed at the church by outgoing Parish Priest Rev. Fr. Ferdinand Gonsalves along with Church Vice President Mr. Charles Lewis, Parish Council members and the Parishioners. Fr. Victor was transferred to Kemm


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