Mangaluru, Dec 14: St Anthony’s Ashram Jeppu held ‘Christa Namana 2019’ a Christmas programme on 13th at St Anthony’s Ashram Jeppu.
Dr Sreevarma Heggade of Annapoorna Dasa, Mangalore was the chief guest. In his message he highlighted the value of ‘live and let live’ preached and practiced by Jesus. He appreciated the teachings of Jesus in ‘the sermon of the mount’ which advocate non-violence and winning over of enemies through love and forgiveness.
Prof Irfan Abdulla Nurani of Al-Madina, Manjanady said that Jesus is an inspiration to many benevolent works carried out around the world today. He affirmed that the long service of 122 years by St Anthony Ashram Jeppu is certainly a witness to the self-less love preached by Jesus.
On this occasion of Christa Namana 2019 St Anthony Ashram felicitated the newly elected ward members to the Mangalore City Corporation. Mr Lancelot Pinto, MrsJacintha Vijay Alfred, Mr Naveen D‘Souza, Mr Abdul Rauf, MrVinay Raj, MrBharath Kumar S., MrShailesh B. Shetty were the members felicitated and thanked for their service to the city and specially to St Anthony Ashram Jeppu. MrsJacintha Alfred on behalf of the felicitated thanked the Ashram for the felicitation and assured help whenever required.
The other invited guests on the dais were Dr Julian Saldanha, R.M.O. Wenloc District Hospital; MrKrishnaraj K, Executive Engineer MESCOM; MrGopalKrishanBhat, Traffic Inspector; MsMajula, Sub-Inspector; ShanthalaGatty, president block Congress women wing; MsVijayalaxmi, former Corporator were thanked heartily for their kind co-operation to the Ashram and their service to the city of Mangalore.
Mr Vincent Fernades of ‘MogachiLahra’ fame and his team entertained the audience with melodious Christmas carols in Konkani, Tulu, Kannada, and English.
Fr Onil D’Souza the Director of St Anthony Ashram welcomed the guests. Fr Thrishan D’Souza the Asst Director proposed the vote of thanks. Ms Shainy D’Souza the compered the programme.
Fr Cyprian Pinto Parish of St Joseph Church, Vamanjoor; Fr Francis D’Souza, Spiritual Director St Joseph Seminary Jeppu; Fr Roshan D’Souza, Asst Director St Anthony Ashram; large number of Sisters and over five hundred people participated in the programme.