Chief Guest Mohandas Paramahamsa Swamiji, Mahalaxmi, Manila said that all of us are children of one God. “Our principles should be one, we should live being humane. We should not indulge in violence or hurt others. Let us be positive and inculcate the values of Mother Theresa in our lives,” he said.
Another guest, Moulana U K Abdul Azeez Darimi, Muslim scholar, said “ India is a country which is known for humanity. It is found to be a destination of harmony. It is the country of peace. The glory of the Almighty is in the place where there is service with love. What we sow in the society, we reap the same,” he compared the church of St Joseph the worker to the garden of God’s kingdom and conveyed his best wishes to those who were present.
The programme was set in motion after prayer song. Parish priest Fr Anil D’ Mello welcomed the gathering. Three people in the village were honored for their special achievements. Differently able sportsman Jagadish, artist David Leo Rodrigues and Adyarpadav madrasa headmaster Abdul Sattar Sakhafi, Ramachandra Rao, Bantwal and Jecintha Pereira compered the programme.
Church parish pastoral council vice-president Prakash Pereira rendered the vote of thanks. Pastoral council secretary Jerald Lobo and golden jubilee festival committee convener Arun D’ Souza were present. ‘Eduru Kopa’ tulu drama was performed at the end of the programme.