Ward Day Celebration - St. Lawrence Ward, Kottara B
The members of St.Lawrence ward gathered to celebrate togetherness on September 15th at 7pm in the main hall of St.Dominic church ,Ashoknagar. The event started by invoking almighty God’s blessings on the gathering. Master Floyd Noronha, Shaman Fernandes and Ms Angel Fernandes sang the prayer song. Children Carlton Rodrigues, Angel Fernandes, Nash D’souza and Ethan Rodrigues welcomed everyone through an energetic yet graceful dance. The ward Gurkar Mr. Placid D’souza extended a hearty welcome to the guests of honour Fr. Aquin Noronha(Parish Priest), Fr. Royston Lobo (Assistant Parish Priest), Mr. Richard Gonsalves (Vice President, Parish Pastoral Council), Mr. Isac Furtado (Secretary, PPC), Mr. Sunil D’cunha and Mrs. Leena D’cunha Ward Representatives) and the members with floral welcome escorted the esteemed guests to the dias.
Mrs. Leena D’cunha, ward representative presented the detailed and captivating report of ward activities of the year 2018-19 . The president of the programme and our keynote speaker Fr. Aquin Noronha delivred his speech and spoke about the importance of unity and togetherness in ward meetings and activities. He also spoke about how these wards contribute to the development of the church as a whole.
The day witnessed the felicitation of 7 teachers of our ward. The event was conducted creatively with a small game for the teachers, followed by the Chief guest Mr. Richard Gonsalves’s address, in which he spoke about the role of teachers in building an educated and healthy society. He mentioned that teaching is a noble profession. Mr. Isac Furtado Felicitated the teachers with gifts. Three students (Prezeel Inisha D’souza, Samantha D’cunha and Shaun D’cunha) who scored Fr.Roystons birthday was celebrated with light hearted fun . People sang birthday song as he cut the cake . He was presented with a beautiful bouquet.
Representing youth power of our ward were Jenita Pinto and Prezeel D’souza. They mesmerized the audience with their dance moves. Other members of different age groups who felt young at heart made the audience laugh little harder, smile little brighter with their dance, songs, skits and jokes. It was a complete package of entertainment.
Many games were conducted by Master of ceremony Mrs. Pramila Rodrigues in which people took part actively. Mr.Sunil D’cunha proposed the vote of thanks and expressed the gratitude towards everyone who worked for the success. Prizes were given to the winners followed by a perfect group photo. Then everyone dispersed for a sumptuous meal.