🕓 October 18, 2018
Kanajar, Oct 18: The Parish pastoral council along with ICYM unit of Lourdes Church Kanajar had organized Udupi diocese level sports meet 2K18 at Late PM Saldanha Memorial Kowdoor Stadium, Ranganapalke near Kanajar. The event was organized to aid the construction of Lourdes English Medium School Kanajar.
The event began with march past held on the ground by the participants who
later took the oath. After the march past the flag was hoisted by Mr Evline
Lewis. Most Rev. Dr Gerald Lobo, Mr John D'Silva and Rev. Fr Alexander Lewis
released the balloons into the air.
Most Rev. Dr Gerald Isaac Lobo, Bishop of Udupi, Mr Evline Lewis, Trustee of Christ King School, Karkal, Mr Lawrence Saldnha, Owner of the Late P.M. Saldanha Memorial Kowdoor Stadium, Rev. Fr Alexander Lewis, Parish Priest of Kanajar Church, Mr John D'Silva, Owner of Tengu Raja Coconut Products, Mr Dion D'Souza, Udupi Diocesan President of ICYM, Mr.Felix Mathias, ZP member Mr.Wilson Rodrigues, Mr Ambrose Lobo, Vice President of Parish Pastoral Council of Kanajar, Mr Robert Menezes, Secretary of Parish Pastoral Council of Kanajar, Edison Saldanha president& ICYM Kanajar, Deanery ICYM Presidents and others were present on the dais.
The stage program began with a prayer hymn by ICYM Kanajar members. Most Rev. Dr Gerald Isaac Lobo inaugurated the program by lighting the lamp with the dignitaries. Mr John D'Silva, Mr Lawrence Saldanha, Sportsperson Mr.Jackson D’Souza Basrur, PET Teachers Mr Fredrick Rebello and Mr.Edwin Mendonca were felicitated on this occasion. Mr Lawrence Saldanha voiced his feelings. Most Rev. Dr Gerald Isaac Lobo addressed the Gathering and officially declared the sports open.
There were two categories below twenty years and above. Volley Ball for men
and throw ball for women, running race, relay race for men and women, discus
throw, high jump, long jump and other events were conducted. 985 sportspersons
from 40 parishes of Udupi Diocese participated in the sports meet.
The valedictory function was presided over by Msgr. Rev. Dr. Baptist Menezes Vicar General of Udupi Diocese; V. Rev. Fr Joswey Fernandes, Dean of Karkal Deanery; Mr. Wilson Rodrigues, Member of Zilla Panchayath; V. Rev. Fr Denis D'Sa, Dean of Shirva Deanery; Mr Lawrence Saldanha; Rev. Fr Fredrick D'Souza, Parish Priest of Manipal Church; Mr. Edison Saldanha, President of ICYM Kanajar, Mr Dion D'Souza, Diocesan President of ICYM; Rev. Fr Alexander Lewis, Parish Priest of Kanajar Church; Mr Ambrose Lobo, Vice President of Parish Pastoral Council of Kanajar; Mr Robert Menezes, Secretary of Parish Pastoral Council of Kanajar and others were present on the dais.
Mr Robert Menezes welcomed the gathering.. Fr. Baptist Menezes thanked the organizers for the beautiful event. Kanajar youth made history by organizing a mega event.
Mr Edwin D'Souza read out the names of winners of the various events. Overall Shirva parish was adjudged the Champion with Trophy Shield and cash amount. The program ended with the singing of National Anthem.
Volleyball: Winners - Pangla Parish, Runners - Basrur Parish.
Throw ball: Winners - Kuntalnagar Parish, Runners - Gangolli Parish.
Individual parish Champion:
Below 20 Girls - Kuntalnagar Parish, Below 20 Boys - Thottam Parish.
Above 20 Girls - Moodbelle Parish, Above 20 Boys - Shirva Parish.
Below 20 girls - Ashvitha Bramvawar, Below 20 boys - Renith Colaco Thottam.
Above 20 Boys - Alson Joshwa Udyavar, Above 20 Boys-Dickson Castalino Shirva.
Above 20 Girls - Joyce Mathias Pernal, Above 20 Girls -Raina Rodrigues Pangla.