Mangaluru, Sep 04, 2019: The USA based Mangalorean Catholic Association (MCA) of East Coast, has been active now since 10 years, one decade. It’s members and executive, is all set to grandly celebrate the success of 10 glorious years spent as one community, one culture by promoting Konkani language, tradition and ethos in the foreign land, with due values.
To mark this glorious event, MCA has announced ’Kevin Misquith Live’ Konkani musical entertainment along with guest singers Norbert and Nancy Pereira, also young singer ’Voice of Arabia’ fame Vanessa Saldanha.
The event will also mark the traditional nativity fest (Monthi Fest) celebrations. Noted personalities and guests are expected to attend the event from different parts of United States of America and all over.
On the occasion of decennial event, three personalities from the community will be honoured for their contribution to society. Dr. Austin D’Souza Prabhu for outstanding contributions to Konkani literature, Ivan Fernandes from Dubai for enabling entrepreneurship to Mangaloreans globally and Walter Nandalike for connecting Mangaloreans through Media.
President of the association Clayton Monis has appealed community members to participate in large numbers and be part of the celebrations.
Merlin Mendonca, Chair, MCA-EC Decennial Committee stated that 10 years back, the Mangaloreans living in the United States New York Area came together and formed a socio-cultural organization (Mangalorean Catholic Association EC Inc. - MCA-EC) which quickly morphed into a US government recognized [501(C)(3)] non-profit organization for Charity and Education. With a large member base of active members spreading across the East Cost of USA. MCA-EC is considered as the most vibrant organization attracting about 400 members for each of its 3 flagship events (Christmas Gala, Summer Picnic and Monthi Fest) every year. Some of these events are featured in the TV Asia program, and other media world over. In alignment with its mission of “Connecting People and Promoting Culture”, MCA-EC has been able to connect people globally and promote the rich Mangalorean and Konkani culture among the new generation living in USA. It has been performing charity events (Food bank, Habitat for Humanity, Soup kitchen, Financial assistance, For the Kids by the Kids etc.) and educational programs (Youth leadership, Empower me series, Konkani classes etc.) throughout the year. Furthermore, MCA-EC has contributed thousands of dollars of its net proceeds to the other charity organization. Through its transformation journey, MCA-EC has helped Mangaloreans to Accelerate Growth Integrating Culture (MAGIC). To sustain this momentum and celebrate its success, the members are excited to celebrate its 10 year milestone 2019 in NJ. On this very unique and special Decennial event celebration, we are expecting about 500 attendees. The event will have variety of cultural programs and publicity through media coverage.