Bengaluru: SEZARI’S Baandhavya 2018 held at St. John’s Auditorium in Koramangala, Bengaluru, was a mighty success. Spectators from various parts of Dakshina Kannada settled in Bengaluru packed the auditorium for an evening filled with wit, humor and just the right amount of theatre.
The programme began at 5.15pm with a welcome note from emcee Geo D’Silva popularly known as Geo Agrar who came from Bantwal to compere Baandhavya 2018. This was followed by a welcome dance by Ms. Remona Pereira,a born dancer pursuing her education in Mangaluru. The programme was inaugurated by Cyril Nandan Nazareth, MD Arnold Consulting Pvt. Ltd, Anand Edward D’ Souza, Chairman – FKCA, Dr. Fulton, HOD, Pediatrics Department, St. Johns Medical College Hospital, and Rev. Fr. Faustine L Lobo, National Director, PMS, and Leena Lobo, President, SEZARI.
In her inaugural speech, Leena Lobo welcomed the audience and reiterated the purpose of Baandhavya 2018. She said, “SEZARI – Konkani Association affiliated with FKCA organized Baandhavya 2018 to bring together residents of Dakshina Kannada settled in Bengaluru for a tasteful evening of joy and laughter. SEZARI works for the enrichment of the member families through socio-economic and cultural programs."
She thanked all the donors, well-wishers and audience for supporting Sezari in their moral cause of providing assistance to children with cancer and critical illness by contributing to a fund - “Child for Life” in collaboration with the department of Pediatrics of St. John’s Hospital and in establishing a new fund exclusively for Children with Cancer.
All the donors and sponsors were felicitated by the President and Executive Members of SEZARI. Devadas Kapikad and Remona V Pereira were felicitated with a shawl, flowers, fruits and a memento from SEZARI.
The splendid performance by Devdas Kapikad’s team in the Tulu Drama ‘Kode Budpale’ entertained the audience thoroughly.
Remona V Pereira made a place in the hearts of the spectators through her three electrifying dance performances.
Anand D’Silva, former President of Sezari, rendered the vote of thanks. The final attraction of the show was the Bumper Lucky Draw of a brand-new Honda Activa which was won by William Pinto.
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