Mangaluru: The Snehalaya team inaugurated a Vocational Training Centre and a laundry on December 20, at 3 PM at Snehalaya, Gurupura, Mangalore. They also celebrated Christmas with inter-religious harmony.
The Vocational Training hall was inaugurated by Louis D'Souza and family and the laundry was inaugurated by John Maxim D'Souza. The Snehalaya staff then commenced the stage programme with a prayer.
Joseph Crasta delivered the welcome address while Rafeeq gave the Christmas message. Swaroop, an inmate of Snehalaya, delivered his testimony to the gathering. Prizes were then distributed to the staff and inmates of Snehalaya.
Fr. Clement Mascarenhas was honoured for sponsoring the Snehalaya anthem. Norbert D'Souza was honoured for sponsoring the Vocational Training Centre hall and Abdul Rauf Puthige was honoured for becoming the secretary of Karnataka Janata Dal (S).
Snehalaya products, viz., Snehalaya floor cleaner, Snehalaya Harpic and Snehalaya detergent liquid were also inaugurated on the occasion.
During the Christmas celebration, a cake was cut and shared with everyone. A dance was then performed by the Snehalaya staff to the song "Jingle Bells."
Fr. Andrew D'Souza, St. Jude Thaddaeus, parish priest of Pakshikere Church was the chief guest of the function.
Fr. Clement Mascarenhas, Moodbelle St. Lawrence Parish Priest, Fr. Joseph K J, Parish Priest, Pavoor Church, Norbert D’Souza, Proprietor of Majestic Elevation (Builders and Developers), Abdul Rauf Puthige, Founder of the Talent Research Foundation, Sunil Kumar Bajal, Secretary of CPIM Mangalore South, A K M Ashraf, President of Manjeshwar Block Panchayat and Raju Stephen D’Souza, Kerala Tulu Academy member were also present.
Jacintha Pereira proposed a vote of thanks and Br. Joseph Crasta delivered a token of love to the guests. Rafeeq Master was the emcee for the programme.
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