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"Wilfy Rebimbus has contributed maximum to our community in singing..."

Mangalore Konkans Dubai, organised a press conference on 8th October at 5.30 PM  at Al Naser Leisureland to brief regarding Wilfy Nite 2001 which is scheduled to be held on 11th October at 8.30 PM at the same venue. Speaking to the press reporters, Mr. Lawrence Mendonca who was also one of the sponsors during the  first ever Wilfy Nite held in Dubai a few years ago, appreciated Wilfy`s contribution to the Konkani community in Music. 

Mr. valerian Peris, President of Mangalore Konkans Dubai announced that 90% percent of Tickets have been already sold out for this mega show and a audience of over 1800 are expected for this event. On this occasion he also briefed regarding the various activities and events  organised by Mangalore Konkans during the past years.

Wilfy Rebimbus while talking to the reporters hailed the achievements of Mangalore Konkans and expressed his gratitude for organizing his 207th Nite here in Dubai. After the successful 206th Nite in Bahrain Wilfy was looking cheerful and expressed his wish to return to Dubai for a show again. He also announced his next show which will be held in Doha-Qatar on 19th October.

Ms. Renu , Dr. Ramdas representing main sponsors of the event (New Medical Centre), and co-sponsors , Mr. Franky D`souza of Shezan restaurant, Mr. Alvyn Lewis of Arpal Gulf, Mr. Lawrence Mendonca, of Standard Fabrication & Engineering Works, Mr. James Mendonca were present during the press conference. "Khaleej Times " reporter Ms. Acharya, convenor Mr. Walter Nandalike and other reporters from Press and other media were also present.

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Memorable Wilfy Nite in Bahrain
Nearly 1500 people gathered at the Indian Club open ground were enthralled by the outstanding performance of the greatest singer Konkani Nightingale Wilfy Rebimbus & Konkani Maina Meena Rebimbus in the grand & successful programme organised by Konkan Singers Club Bahrain on 4th October 2001. Wilfy Rebimbus who has won the prestigious Karnataka Rajyotsava Award for his monolithic & yeoman service has carved out his credentials in golden letters by championing the cause of Konkani language & culture through resolute & constructive efforts. Every word, every song emanating from his ever filled armory enriches ones knowledge, reflects every walk of a persons life. When Konkani lovers talk of Wilfy Nite it reminds them, The language learnt on your mothers lap cannot be forgotten. No one can forget his mother.

Prem Lobo, Dolla, Claude, Vishwas & Sandria who constituted the trusted elite club of Wilfy Rebimbus in the programme impressively exhibited their majestic talents in singing, comedy & skits. The well known local artists Jossy Sequeira, Richard Pais, Gracy Pais, Noel Almeida, Ivan Dsouza, Prakash Dcosta, Hilary Tellis, Muriel Gomes, Ruby Alva, Gladys & others added attraction to the show.
The art of dancing was at its peak with Sudhi Fronteiro, Jyothi Colaco &
Priya Mascarenhas drawing loud applause from the crowd for their charming performance.
Felix Sequeira, The President of Konkann Singers Club welcomed the gathering & secretary Noel Almeida delivered the vote of thanks.
Ronald Olivera judiciously compered the programme. 

`Bayya Mallige’  A Sumptuous Konkanni – Tulu Musical Concert in Dubai Relished to Hearts of Many

 The one of its kind, uniquely designed `Bayya Mallige', a Konkanni-tulu musical entertainment programme took place at the Al Nasr Leisureland, Ice Rink on the 4th of October 2001. Over a thousand audiences were enthralled to the tunes of Polka and Baila.

 The Musical team of Leslie D’Cunha, Shobana, Riyaz, Marie, Robert Veigas and Rony Veigas delivered a live performance of popular songs chosen from Konkanni, Tulu, Kannada and Hindi to the constant applauds of the audience. 

 Francis Fernandes Cascia with, Dian D’Souza, Veronica, Janette, Paul Almeida and Alwyn Pinto played out hilarious bursts of skits to merry the gathering. 

 Several rounds of traditional and western dance sequences were presented by Boniface Carlo with his dance team to the wide admiration of the gathered.

 The Bayya Mallige programme was jointly mastered by Hemacharya and Walter Nandalike who uniquely presented the function to befit the theme of the evening.

 Shri George Fernandes who was to grace the occasion had to cancel his visit to Dubai at the last moment, due to the prevailing international situation.  Though the Organisers published this information on leading newspapers, the uninformed though sadly regretful audience, on course of the event, gave their participative support to make it an enjoyable evening.

 A long time resident of Dubai, a veteran businessman and industrialist, a senior citizen hailing from South Kanara, Sri M. M. Rai was felicitated during the occasion with traditional ceremonies.  The programme sponsors Mr. M. A. Latif and Ashok Shetty, Smt. Latif, Smt. Bharati of Rhushi Sanskriti Vidhya Kendra Mangalore, well wisher and veteran businessman Mr. Bernard Vas were present on dias during the felicitation ceremony.

 At the commencement of the programme, Mr. Prasad of Rhushi Sanskriti Vidhya Kendra wished for the programme success while Umesh Nantoor briefly explained the theme of `Bayya Mallige’ to the audience. (Click here for more Photographs)

Photographs: MR & Thomas Saldanha

(News: VT, Dubai)

Sri M. M. Rai was felicitated by Mr. M.A. Latif


Oswald J. Colaco Honoured 

Bangalore: Bangalore's famous "Western Ghats Pharmaceuticals" and "Mangalore's Western Ghats Herbals" founder and owner Sri Oswald J. Colaco of Bendur, Mangalore was honoured by Bangalore Archbishop Rev. Dr. Ignatius Pinto on behalf of Bangalore's "Sathya Maarga Prakashana" at the auditorium of St. Joseph's Boys High School. Oswald is the honourary secretary of Karnataka Indian Medicine Manufacturer's Association and National Ayurvedic Medicine Producers Association's executive committee member. This honour was for his Ayurvedic Medical Research field. 

O.J.Colaco's Forestica and Cinth is well known in South India. He also manufacture and market Flora, Cones, Tress, Voma Water and recent addition Coldrops. Our congratulations to O.J.Colaco.

(News: Nithyanand)

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