Pangla/Shankerpura Nov. 3rd 2013 : Holy Cross Parish of Pamboor Bagged the Diocese level championship of ď10th Konkani Singing Competition Ė 2013Ē Mother of Sorrow Church won Runners up and St. John Evangelist Church Pangla Second runner up.,
ICYM Pangla unit organized Udupi Diocese level ďKonkani Singing CompetitionĒ at St. Johnís Sabha Bhavan here on Sunday, 3rd November, 2013. The Konkani singing competition was inaugurated by Rev Fr. Dr. Leslie C. DíSouza Parish Priest of St. John Evangelist Church Pangla. at 10 a.m. Dr. Edward Lobo Vice President of Pangla parish parishad, Mrs Flavia Menezes Secretary, Bronson Monis President of ICYM and Sonel DíSouza Secretary of Pangla unit along with judges of the competition Anil Patrao of Derebail mangalore, Alwyn Noronha of Bajpe and Rony Crasta of Kuleshekar, Mangalore.
The competitions were held for children as Solo singing for boyís and girlís below 12 years, Solo singing for both boyís and girlís as well as mixed dual singing for above 12 years and below 18 years, mixed boys and girls for below 15 years. For Adults Solo, Dual, mixed and group singing competitions were held.
During the Valedictory function present on the dais were Most Rev Mosgnr. Baptist Menezes Vicar General of Udupi Diocese, Rev Fr. Edwin DíSouza Director of Youth Commission (ICYM, YCS & YCM), Rev Fr. Dr. Leslie C. DíSouza, Director ICYM, Pangla & Parish Priest of Pangla Church, Rev Fr. Paul Rego ICYM Director of Shirva Deanery, Rev Fr. Vincent Coelho Principal of St. Johnís P U College, Shankerpura, Dr. Edward Nazareth, Parish Pastoral Parished Vice President, Flavia Menezes Secretary of Parish Pastoral Parished , Mrs.Clara Mendonca Animator of ICYM Pangla Unit, Branson Monis President and Miss Sonel DíSouza Secretary of ICYM Pangla unit and three judges of competition.
16 parishes of Udupi Diocese participated during the 10th mega singing competition. Rev Dr. Leslie DíSouza gave keynote address. Rev Fr. Edwin DíSouza during his message said that participation in the events shows the sign of unity. He regretted to participation of only 16 parishes out of 48 parishes of the Diocese. He all praise for the Pangla Church ICYM unit for the successful organization of the grand event. Fr. Baptist Menezes also gave brief message during the occasion.
The valedictory occasion which was compeered by Oliver DíSa while during the whole program announcements conducted by Mrs. Clara Mendonca, Mr. Ashil DíSouza and Mr Dylan Martis. Miss Sonel DíSouza proposed vote of thanks. Large number of participants during the whole day enjoyed the singing competitions as well.
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