Mangalor, Sep 13: The Konkani cultural organization Mandd Sobhann has elected Joachim Stany Alvares as its new president. Mr. Alvares has been involved with Mandd Sobhann for the past 23 years and is widely acclaimed in the Konkani community for his leadership skills.
The current office bearers of Mandd Sobhann are Eric Ozerio (gurkar), Arun Raj Rodrigues (coordinator), M. A. Rahman of Bhatkal (vice president), Irene Rebello (secretary), Alfred Bennis (joint secretary), Rony Arun (treasurer), and Victor Mathaias (PRO).
The members of the working committee are Louis J. Pinto, Kingsley Nazareth, Naveen Lobo, Lawrence Pinto, Kishore Fernandes, Ronnie Crasta, Narayan Kharvi, Lawrence D’Souza, Sheldon Crasta, Titus Noronha, Vernon D’Souza, Ronald Castelino, M. S. Kamath, Fr. Ramesh Naik, and Ronald Mendonca.
Mandd Sobhann has been mentioned in the Guinness Book of World Records for its Konkani Nirantari, a marathon singing session.