Mangalore, Sep 1, 2014: The Foundation stone for the new community hall at Vamanjoor, on Sunday, August 31, 2014, Mr. Nalin Kumar Kateel, M.P., Dakshina Kannada, said.
Rev. Fr. Valerian Pinto, Parish Priest, Cordel Church, invoked God’s choicest blessings on the occasion and consecrated the foundation stone.
Sri. Nalin Kumar Kattel, M. P., Dakshina Kannada, while laying the foundation stone congratulated the Parish Priest and parishioners for their vision of constructing a community hall for the benefit of the citizens of Vamanjoor and around. Vamanjoor is a satellite city and is fast growing. It is a hub for all round development – Educational, Social, Commercial, and Cultural. Community hall was a need of the hour and it is long cherished desire of the entire society. He assured his wholehearted co-operation and wish well.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Ivan D’Souza, MLC, congratulated the organizers for gathering the congregation of all communities and for the wonderful arrangements made on the occasion. He recalled the proverb “Well begun is half done” and he wished the construction work will be completed in a record time. He assured his support and wished well.
Mr. Mahabala Marla, Mayor, Mangalore City Corporation, said that Mangalore City Corporation stands second in the state with regard to development and Vamanjoor stands first in the growth rate. He stressed the need of a community hall in such a locality. He assured his wholehearted co-operation in procuring the required documents and promised to provide basic infrastructure facilities needed for the citizens of the locality.
Mr. Melvin D’Souza, Member, Zilla Parishat, Smt. Hemalatha R. Salian, Corporator, Thiruvailu Ward, Rev. Fr. Ajith Menezes, Asst. Director, SJEC, Sr. Zeena, Provincial, SRA, Sr. Mariette, Provincial, Bethany, Mr. Roshan M. Kamath, Vice President, Mr. Joachim D’Souza, Secretary, Pastoral Council, Mr. Lawrence Cutinha, Mr. Richard Rodrigues, contractor were present on the dais.
Mr. M. P. Noronha, Advocate & Secretary, Diocesan Pastoral Council, Rev. Fr. Rohit D’Costa, Religious sisters, Members of Taluk Panchayath, and panchayaths, members’ form all communities, parishioners, were present among other dignitaries.
Rev. Fr. Cyprian Pinto, Parish Priest, welcomed the dignitaries on the dais and off the dais. He urged the elected representatives to support the cause and extend their wholehearted co-operation.
Mr. Roshan M. Kamath, Vice President, proposed vote of thanks. Felix Saldanha compeered the prograqmme. Students of Vidya Jyothi High School welcomed the dignitaries with the melodious band.