By Simon Lasrado - Bangalore
Bangalore 6th October 2009: Konkan Catholic Association,Mathikere, Bangalore organised Senior Citizen's Day for its members above 60 Years of age, on Sunday, Oct 4 2009, at Konkan Bhavan, Mathikere, Bangalore. There were about 70 elders out of 100 members gathered. The programme began at 9:30 AM with Konkani Mass, with Rev Fr.Michael Menezes being the celebrant. KCA President David Fernandes welcomed the gathering followed by the breakfast. Later Fr. Michael presented a talk in which he gave a message highlighting the sacrificial life of elderly people and the difficulty they faced in bringing up their children.
Mrs. Albina Vaz, committee member, presented useful tips and advice concerning elderly people's health & safety. Later she sang some good old traditional konkani hits like "GUPITH MOG" "ROSALINE MUJYA MOGACHEM" and the seniors joined and sang with her.Birthday song was sung for those who celebrated their birthday in October. Lionel D'Souza conducted fun n frolic games and the winners were given away the prizes. Mrs. Irene Sequeira, committee member, who was incidentally celebrating her birthday on the next day shared the birthday cake with the elderly folks. Mangalorean styled delicious lunch was also sponsored by her. Mr. Henry D'Souza sponsored the hot drinks. KCA Secretary Vinod Saldanha proposed vote of thanks.Totally, this SENIOR CITIZEN DAY by KCA Mathikere, went on in a grand and systematic manner. Thanks to the organizers for making this event successful.
Edited & Published By Konkanifriends Team