Dubai: A leading community based association of UAE – Vamanjoorians UAE, celebrated a fun-filled nativity of Mother Mary at Bangalore Empire hotel here in Karama, Dubai.
The program started with a hymn, ‘ NamanMoriye’ by Cynthia Latha and by offering flowers to Mother Mary, followed by a prayer and a cultural program leading up to the traditional ‘Novem Jovan’, which was served in the traditional manner.
Fr. Walty D’souza, Shakthinagar Priest, was also present for the program. President Johnson Monteiro welcomed him with a bouquet. Fr. Walty D’souza led the prayers and blessed the gathering. This was followed by the drinking of blessed Novem. Fr. Robert Lasrado too, addressed the gathering.
Following the spiritual ceremony, the crowd was kept everyone entertained with many games, dances, songs, quiz and more. Games conducted included Housie Housie, Spot games, Kiss the tissue etc.
Dances were performed by the Party Spinners led by Nixon and team, Jadon Pinto, Joyston and Orelia, Lenita Noronha and Sianna from Feat Beat Dance Group.
Beautiful songs were sung by Cynthia Latha, Shanthi Saldanha, Jenitha Pinto, Lidwin Cutinho, Glen Carlo, Francis Rodrigues, Avith Lobo. A special song was sung by Sangeeth Ras Lancy Noronha. The ever green Konkani song ‘Sophia’ was sung by one of the most popular singers of UAE. Joseph Mathais. A Baila Session was conducted by Melwyn Dsouza, Robin and Sandra with music by Noel.
The program was compered by Darrel Vamanjoor.
Many Vamanjooreans as well as outsiders were present for the program and it was considered by all, to be a grand success.