At KCA we have lots of events that are held throughout the year. ....
Monthi-Fest Celebration in Manchester
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Manchester: KCA-UK once again triumphantly celebrated the day with dual occasions. The first was the decennial celebration of the Association and the second was the feast of Nativity. This was celebrated at the Jain Community Centre in Manchester on Saturday 5th of September 2015.
The day began with the holy mass in Konkani celebrated by Fr Vincent Sequeira. People from all over UK had come to Manchester to grace this occasion as one family. Soon after the mass the blessed corn was shared among the guest and the agenda of the day continued with the Welcome dance. Joseph Sequeira and Raj Francis Pereira were the master of the ceremonies and they compered the entire event for the day.
Santosh Pinto the president of KCAUK welcomed the guest. The lighting of the lamp was done by KCA UK committee members. Lainet Pinto and Vinod Barboza gave a brief insight to the guest about the growth of KCAUK over the last ten years. The previous presidents, namely Ronald Lobo, James Ravi Pinto, Stany Rodrigues and Santosh Pinto were given a memento as a token of gratitude for their voluntary services they have rendered to the Association over the last ten years. Along with them all families who had supported KCA UK in one way or the other were also rewarded with a memento. The families of KCAUK prepared delicious vegetarian lunch which was shared amongst all the guest as one family under the leadership of Martin Saldhana.
Soon after the lunch various cultural activities like skits, songs and dance were presented to the guest by the talented artists of MUKA team members from Nottingham, KCAUK team members Manchester, and team members from Sunderland. Bingo was conducted by Joseph Sequeira and Vinod Barboza. On behalf of the Association, Arshiya Pereira thanked each and everyone who had helped to make this event a grand success. The event was concluded with Laudatte led by Stany Mendonca.
Christmas Celebration by KCA UK in Manchester
Manchester: KCA UK held the Christmas celebration, which is popularly known as ‘Christmas Boom’ for the eight successive year. This is one of the events hosted by KCA UK, which attract people from different community to come together and share some memorable moments. The event was held at Hotel Royal Nawaab Stockport- Manchester on December 27th 2014.
There were around 20 families gathered from all over United Kingdom to participate in this fun filled evening.
The event was commenced at 6.45 P.M. with a melodious song ‘Merry Christmas Everyone’ from Melisha Barboza, Well Known Master of Ceremony Mr. Joseph Sequeira from Warrington gave a friendly start to the event. KCA UK President Mr. Santhosh Pinto welcomed the guests and urged them to take complete advantage of all the activities lined up for the evening.
KCA UK kids brilliantly performed the nativity play written and coordinated by Mrs. Cecelia Andrade.
Excitements were high when Santa Clause came into the stage, which was followed by Carol Singing by children and ladies.
Santa gave away presents to all the children. Mr. Benson Moras from Leeds as Santa, along with some outstanding music from DJ Rizwaan from Manchester gave a thrilling beginning to the event.
As scheduled, the Bar was opened at 7.45 P.M. by opening the Champagne and starters were served, Mr. Martin Saldanha was in charge for this set-up. This is followed by some exciting games both for men, women and Kids. Mr. Santhosh Pinto conducted the games.
Mrs. Ancita D’Souza sang a Konkani song from ‘Wilfy’s Melodies’ which was well appreciated by the participants.
Delicious Dinner was prepared and served by Nawaab Restaurant.
Mrs. Lainet Pinto and Mr. Vinod Barboza offered sincere thanks who worked hard to make the event possible and successful; they wished all the participants a happy new year.
The delightful evening continued with the prize draw, which was coordinated by Mrs. Marina Monis. 10 lucky people won the prizes. Mr. & Mrs. Joe Andrade won the family of the day prize; Mr. & Mrs. Mukesh Kannan honored the winners with a gift hamper.
Mrs. Parjwal Sequeira and Mr. Praveen Sequiera captured the event in their cameras.
In the late hour of the event, all participants were engaged in the non-stop dance.
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