Special Achievers felicitated at Catholic Sabha Annual Conference
Catholic Sabha Mangaluru Pradesh felicitated Walter Nandalike, Founder of Daijiworld, Francis Maxim Moras, Traffic warden, Mangaluru and Dr Cyprian Monteiro, the joint director of education,
Marcel Monteiro, Member, Planning commission, Karnataka Government, and Walter D Souza, Former Chairman of FIEO, were honoured at the programme considering their special achievements to the society.
The conference was inaugurated by the Bishop of Mangaluru Diocese Most Rev Dr Peter Paul Saldanha and chaired by Paul Rolfy D'Costa, president of Catholic Sabha Mangaluru Pradesh.
Speaking after receiving felicitation, Walter Nandalike said, "When we work towards the society, we can't restrict ourselves on a particular community or religion. It is our responsibility to respect and reach everyone without any discrimination of caste, creed and religion."
"We can't judge a community by the actions or the fanatic thinking of a few members. When we fail to mingle and cope up with the people who hail from different communities, religions or their thoughts, then we also turn into fanatics," Walter said.
When a person points out a community, for differences, automatically he will also mark it as communal. When the 'term' society comes without our major fellow communities like Hindu and Muslim brothers we Catholics can't do anything. So, it is the right way is to live in society being social and in brotherhood, he stressed.
The Bishop of Mangaluru diocese already known for his 'Bandhutwa' message. In the past two years, he fully emphasized an inter-faith dialogue between and communal harmony oriented programmes. The members of the Catholic community should carry forward Bishop's mission and Catholic Sabha should lead them ahead, he added
In his inaugural speech, the Bishop said, "Catholic Sabha is the face of our community in our society. The members of Catholic Sabha are the volunteers of the Catholic community who always spread goodness to the society which comes from catholic principles, values and morals. At the same time in the community, they are like soldiers who are always ready to help the members of the Catholic community. I appreciate Rolphie and his team for their success leading the community. When the community faced trouble they acted wise and when needed they rendered their selfless service. They won the hearts of society by their 'Bandhutwa'.
Antony Mariappa. IFS- DFO Bengaluru Rural district distributed scholarships to three students which were funded by Catholic Sabha, Mangaluru Pradesh.
Agriculturists William Pinto, Alwyn Menezes and 85-year-old auto driver Monthu Monteiro, also felicitated during the event
Fr Mathew Vas, spiritual director; Antony Mariappa. IFS- DFO Bengaluru Rural district; Joylous D'Souza, president, Christian development committee, Government of Karnataka; Marcel Monteiro, member, Karnataka government project authority; Roy Castelino, Public Relations Officer, Mangaluru diocese; Walter D'Souza, former chairman of Export Promotion Council of India and Lancy D' Cunha, national director, AICU were present on the dais as guests of honour. Master Ceremony by Victor Correa and Gretta Fernandes compered the event.
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