by Sooraj Noronha, President, Mangalore Diocese
‘Flair 2019’, a diocesan level talents exposition event with the tag line ‘Fragrance of Talents,’ was organized by YCS/YSM (Young Catholic Students) of Mangalore diocese for the 124 YCS units in the diocese on Sunday, November 3, at St Agnes College Campus.
The event began with the inauguration ceremony at 9.15 am. The programme was presided over by Vicar General of the diocese Msgr. Maxim Noronha. The guests of honour were Wencita Dias, Angelore (Miss Teen Karnataka 2019), Velita Lobo, Kulshekar (Winner MTG Daijiworld), Niki Pinto, Valencia (Top 12- Dance Plus 3), Shwetha Vas, and Merwyn Pinto ,Kulshekar (Winners - Naas Nara Naas Nari Daijiworld) and Leon Saldanha, Bendur (President ICYM Mangalore). Being the youth year in the diocese, the youth icons were chosen as guests of honour and felicitated.
As a special attraction to the whole event popular film actor from Kannada and Tulu film industry, youth icon, Rock Star Roopesh Shetty was the chief guest for the valedictory ceremony in the evening. He was felicitated on the occasion. He gave away prizes to the winners and addressed the youth gathered.
Diocesan Chaplain Fr Rupesh Madtha, diocesan president Sooraj Noronha Siddakatte, diocesan secretary Carol Santhumayor Bejai, diocesan animator Prajwal Sequeira Derebail, diocesan coordinator Mervin Vas Ferar and the diocesan YCS central council members were on the dais. Samantha Saldanha and Vikshitha D’Souza compered the programme.
Seven competitions were held on the day. Thematic Group Dance, Konkani Group Singing, Bible Dumb Charades, T-Shirt Painting, Photography, Minute to Win It and Match Stick Art. There were best three prizes in each event and also overall champions and runner up prizes.
Around 1,000 youth, parents, priests and nuns, animators, donors witnessed the mega cultural event. Lanwin Lobo Urwa with Nevin D’Cunha coordinated the competitions. The whole event was organized in order to promote the talents and spirit of competition among the youth.