Mangaluru: The Konkani Natak Sabha (R) Mangalore celebrated its 80th Anniversary on September 24, 2023, at Don Bosco Hall. The event was presided over by the President of Konkani Natak Sabha, Rocky D’Cunha. The chief guest for the occasion was the retired Bishop of Mangalore Diocese, Rev. Dr Aloysius Paul D’Souza.
The event also had distinguished guests, including the Vice-President of Konkani Nataka Sabha, Liston D’Souza, and the Rector of Kripalaya in Mysore, Rev. Dr Paul Melvin D’Souza. Other notable attendees included entrepreneur Cleve Leo Rodrigues, veteran media personality Walter Nandalike, and entrepreneur Santosh Sequiera.
The Vice-President of Konkani Nataka Sabha, Liston D’Souza, welcomed the gathering, and Floyd D’Mello, the Secretary of the Sabha presented the financial report. Gerald Consessao, Treasurer, proposed the Vote of Thanks. Joint Secretary Cletus Lobo was present on the stage.
The Konkani Natak Sabha honoured the artists of the year 2023, which included renowned actor Ronald Sequeira, famous theatre artist Francis Fernandes, and musician and actor Prem Kumar Nandigudda.
The Sabha also felicitated eight individuals for their long and dedicated service to the organization.
The play “Carmel Second Street” was held at the end of the event, providing a delightful conclusion to the celebration.