Konkan Taram Jerimeri Celebrated 20th Anniversary with Monti Fest & Launching of CD Title `Taram Gitam’

Rons Bantwal

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Mumbai:17-09-2011:“Leadership through Service” being the motto of “KONKAN TARAM”, the association had been organizing several social, cultural and liturgical activities in Mumbai. A Konkani Choir Group formed by John R. Mascarenhas in 1986 had given rise to the birth of this New Konkani Association on 1st Sept. 1991, under the leadership and founder Committee members like Fr. Paul Rego, Norbert Sequeira, John Mascarenhas, Wilson Pinto, Rudolf Rebello and several other likeminded Konkani Talents of Jerimeri, inaugurated by Sunny A. D’Souza.






During the last 20 years KONKAN TARAM has organized for it’s charitable fund raising, mega shows like “Baila Show of Eric Ozario” “Henry Nite”, “Melwyn Nite”, “Chintnen Sobdan Kornen” – Konkani Play written by Mic Max and directed by John Mascarenhas, “Antu Khuris Ailo” & “Ghott Dhor Soddinaka” written and directed by Sunny A. D’Souza, “Khunigar Novro”, and “Soirikek addkoll” - written and directed by John Mascarenhas, “Vovvu Lavvu” of Vijaya Kumar Shetty, Christmas Carols and Easter Message in All India Radio, Monti Fest Message in Lemon TV and several other shows for the growth and benefit of the association. Also social activities like ‘Sunny Nidhi’, ‘Shraddanjali”, workshops and training programmes for youth, children, elders and women were conducted. Besides helping Poor, sick and needy, Konkan Taram also honoured several great personalities like Francis Fernandes Cascia, Walter D’Souza Nandalike and also awarded with it’s ‘Kalaratna Awards’ to great artists like Dr. Charles Vaz SVD, Dr. Charles, Sunny A. D’Souza, Henry D’Souza, Lawrence Saldanha, Jerome D’Souza, Nephie Rod Pradhan, Benjamin, William Machado and Melwyn Peris.






After lighting of ‘Anniversary memorial lamp’, Chief Guest Shri Thomas Sequeira – Abu Dhabi and Guest of Honour Fr. Nelson Saldanha were honored and felicitated with a traditional shawl, fruits and ‘Man Pathr’. Chief Guest inaugurated the TITLE OF NEW DEVOTIONAL CD - “TARAM GITAM” of Devotional Hymns composed by John Mascarenhas, (for which singers like Nephie, John , Franky, Sunita, Dr. Prashant, Anthony Tauro and several others with Konkan Taram members, Musician Benjamin Miranda and film playback musicians will contribute.) Lawrence D’Souza, Walter D’Souza, George Furtado, John Mascarenhas, Sister Anita and Flora D’Souza were on the dias alongwith Guest of honour and Chief Guest.

 George Furtado(President) and Flora D’Souza(Secretary) welcomed the guests. Kenet Barnes, John Veigas, Jacintha D’Souza, Joseph D’Souza and other committee members introduced guests with bouquets. John Mascarenhas(Choir Master & Treassurer) spoke about Activities of association and Clement Lobo-Chakala compered the programme. Fiola, Glensita, Valencia, Bonny, Jackson, Rickson, Remita, Rechell, Alita, Magnus, Alisha and Konkan Taram members entertained the audience with singing, dance and variety entertainments.

For Monti Fest High Mass, in the morning Fr. Nelson Saldanha, Fr. Faustin Furtado, Fr. Prakash Tuskano & Fr. Stephen Maria participated and Parish Children like Remita, Noel, Christon, Glensita, Nikita, Roydon and others. Programme concluded with Dinner (Novem Jevann) for all invitees, guests, parishioners and well wishers.














Comments on this Article
Helen furtado, Karkala Mumbai,Qatar Mon, September-19-2011, 3:57
Nice pictures lamb jiyon konkan taram family.be united. i wish u all the best.
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