Mangaluru: Mandd Sobhann had undertaken a “Debt-Free Abhiyan”, to liberate itself from the huge burden of debts it has acquired, in the course of its cultural work. As a part of this Abhiyan, lucky dip tickets of Rs 10,000 each were sold, the first prize being a brand new Mercedes Benz (A-Class 200 CDI) Car. The concluding ceremony of this Abhiyan and the draw of the car were held on January 31 at Kalaangann, Mangaluru.
Winner of the prestigious President’s Medal, Valentine D’Souza, A C P, Dakshina Kannada was the Chief Guest. He applauded Mandd Sobhann for its contribution to Konkani and assured them of his support. He then drew the Lucky Coupon of this high-voltage draw.
The Lucky Winner of the Rs. 30 Lakh worth Mercedes Benz was Vincent Furtado of Hirebyle, Chikkamagaluru, the bearer of ticket number 0135.
Prior to the draw, there was a beautiful one-hour presentation of the Golden Hits of Mandd Sobhann, which was compered by Titus Noronha.
Mandd Sobhann honoured Valentine D’Souza on being conferred with the prestigious President’s Medal and for his meritorious service in the Police Department. All the co-sponsors and all those who supported and helped Mandd Sobhann in the “Debt-Free Abhiyan” were also honoured on the occasion.
Karnataka Konkani Sahitya Academy President Roy Castelino, Mandd Sobhann Gurkar Eric Ozario, President Louis J Pinto, Vice President Stany Alvares, Secretary Kishore Fernandes and Treasurer Joel Pinto were present on the dais.
Victor Mathias conducted the proceedings.