Mangaluru: St Anthony’s Ashram, Jeppu, as part of the Christmas feast, shared the joy of Christmas by holding celebrations at different places in the city.
The first and second programmes were held at Green Ground, Deralakatte and Thokkottu Bus stand on December 14 at 4.30 pm and 6.30 pm respectively. The third and the fourth programmes were held on December 15 at Panamboor beach and Kavoor junction at 4.30 pm and 6.30 pm respectively.
The programme included Christmas carols in Kannada, Konkani, Tulu and English. A skit depicting the scenes and situations surrounding the birth of Jesus were also performed. To savour the sweetness of the festive mood, cake was distributed to those who were present. Similarly, gifts were given to the winners of lucky coupons. Around sixty artistes contributed their talents to make the celebration successful.
Vincent Fernandes of Mogachi Lahra fame and Martin Ferrao trained the groups. Thousands of people participated in the programme. This is the fifth consecutive year that St Anthony’s Ashram is holding a Christmas programme in public places.
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