Mangalore Cultural Association Doha Qatar completes Spectacular Ten years, Announces the Decennial celebration events & MCA Kala Puruskar -2018

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Doha: The 10th Annual General Body meeting of Mangalore Cultural Association, Doha Qatar was held at the Al Andalus Hall Doha on Friday the 20th of April 2018, at 6:30 pm. The Annual meeting commenced with the MCA theme song seeking God’s Blessings on all the MCA members and their dedicated work towards their mother tongue, culture and the less fortunate brothers and sisters back home.

Della Rego greeted all members and gave out a beautiful explanation on all the activities of MCA for the past 10 years. She mentioned all the Wow factors of MCA activities which has been the first of its kind in Qatar. President Veena Rebimbus Pais later escorted the Advisory committee members Felix Lobo, Jerry Pinto and Wilfred Fernandes along with the Vice President Clement Saldanha, Secretary Hema Fernandes and Treasurer Jason Quadros to the dais.


Veena Pais greeted all the advisory members with flowers and addressed the gathering with a heart full of gratitude towards the advisory & executive committee members for their continued support and dedicated efforts to take the Association to this great height in 10 years.  She mentioned that in a span of 10 years MCA has done things beyond imagination. For the past 10 years more than Rs. 75 Lakhs have been distributed to the less fortunate in our home town for orphanages, Education and Medical aids. She also mentioned that MCA has not deviated from its objective and this is the proof of the dedication of all the working committee for the past 10 years. Veena also presented the list of programs for this year.

• Konkani Elocution competition on 25th May 2018 Friday at ICC.
• GVOM -6 auditions on 08th June 2018 Friday at ICC’s Ashoka Hall.
• Vocal Voice Workshop in August.
• MCA’s monti fest celebration on 14th September, 2018 Friday at ICC’s Ashoka Hall.
• GVOM Semifinals and MCA’s Decennial celebration on Friday 21st  September, 2018 (tentative)
• MCA Picnic for members on Friday 16th November, 2018.
MCA secretary Hema Fernandes later read the Annual report with the full details of all the activities organized by MCA for the year 2017/18.  Treasurer Jason Quadros read the finance report. Both the reports were well taken by the MCA members and accepted. All three Advisory committee members spoke out their feelings and concern towards the Association. They all praised the efforts and the zeal of all the members towards achieving the goal for the Association. Felix Lobo, Jerry Pinto and Wilfred Fernandes gave different instances about the consequences of helping a needy and how much more we could do for the unfortunates in our society

Mangalore Cultural Association, Qatar announced that the MCA Kala Puruskar 2018 will be bestowed on “Konkan Myna” Meena Rebimbus for her tremendous contribution in the field of Music.  The Award consists of Rs 1,00,000, a shawl, citation and a memento which  will be given during the GVOM-6 Semifinals and the Decennial celebrations on the 28th Of September 2018.

One of the MCA member Alphonse D’Silva’s Volume 2, “Tururu” was released by the Advisory members on this occasion.
A small cultural program was then performed by members.
Amcho Gavn Canara song was sung by Wilson & Shalini Mendonca, Clement Fernandes Kirthan Rodrigues, Naveen & Sunitha D’souza, Rony & Hema Fernades, Jane D’Souza, Veronica Baretto, Jason Dias, Arthur & Veena Pais.
Comedy skit was performed by Clement Fernandes and George Menezes.
Maka Thuzo ugdas yeta was sung by Kirthan Rodrigues & Eva Wilma Pinto
Sandeep Noronha performed a standup comedy
Little Waylon Mendonca excellently sang the song Mamma saangh to everyone’s appreciation.
Naveen D’souza, Wilson Mendonca, Jason Dias, Rony Fernandes & Kirthan Rodrigues sang Amchya Kushicha Ghara and entertained all.
The whole event was brilliantly compared by Della Rego well appreciated by all. She also conducted some brilliant games for all age groups.
Dinner was served for all. A total of 120 members were present for the AGBM. The program concluded at 10:00 pm.



Doha-Qatar: Mangalore Cultural Association conducted the first ever Konkani Quiz competition in Qatar

Doha, Jan 19, 2018: Mangalore Cultural Association, Doha – Qatar, as a part of its decennial celebration, hosted the first ever Konkani Quiz show in Qatar. The quiz show was entitled InQuizitive. This initiative was received with great zeal and enthusiasm.

A few guidelines and rules for the quiz competition were announced along with the registrations. As it has always been the initiative of MCA to keep the Konkani language alive among the younger generation, one of the rules was to have at least one team member of the age category 10 to 18 years.  Four (4) teams came forward and registered themselves in very good competition spirits. The teams were:
Team Konkan Taran (Mr. Naveen D’Souza, Mr. Agnel Ullas D’Souza and Miss. Saloni Ritika Lobo)
Team Wakra (Ms. Eva Wilma Pinto, Mr. Kirthan Rodrigues and Mstr. Elvin Joshua Pinto)
Team Konkan Stars (Mr. Sandeep Noronha, Ms. Jyothi D’Souza and Mstr Ashton D’Souza)
Team Teen Taran (Mr. Aloysious D’Souza, Ms. Freeda Lobo and Mstr. Waylon Mendonca)

The evening of Friday, January 19, 2018 began with MCA geeth. Ms. Jovita Pereira D’Souza welcomed the audience, briefed the audiences of the rules of the quiz and introduced the teams. The order of the teams was decided by picking of lots. The Quizmaster for the evening was Mr. Gladson Almeida. Gladson is an exceptional writer, orator, singer and a person with an ocean of knowledge. He has won several accolades in poem writing competitions, speech competitions and singing competitions.

The quiz was divided into four rounds namely general round, rapid fire round, audio – visual round and buzzer round. The teams performed remarkably well. There was a tie for the first position between Team Konkan Taran and Team Konkan Stars. A tie breaker buzzer question was thrown at the teams and Team Konkan Taran thus came to be as the winner.

Advisory members Mr. Felix Lobo and Mr. Wilfred Fernandes presented the winning team with a cash price. All the other teams were given cash price as an appreciation for their participation.

The quiz show was well appreciated and MCA was encouraged to have another quiz show in the near future.

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