Mangaluru, Nov 02, 2019: White Doves, the premier and well known social action group in Mangaluru led by it’s Director Corrine Rasquinha and team have announced another enactment of the 25th Christmas mega truck show 2019 in Mangaluru in lieu of the December 1 show, again on Sunday December 1 at 6 pm at Nehru Central Maidan. It’s traditional "Christmas fact in a mobile act." will also include the life of St.Mark, one of the Bible, in Kannada "NANU NINNAVANE" written by : Bannu Fernandes. Entrance free- all are welcome. Don’t miss this special show by popular demand.
With the slogan of ’sharing and caring’ the NGO White doves was established in 1990 under the leadership Corrine Rasquinha. It operates two rehabilitation institutions at Matada Khani Road and Jail Road Mangaluru, caring and sheltering the abused, destitute and mentally challenged by providing selfless support. Most of the inmates are from distant places, found mentally deranged, lying in public places starving and delirious. It also has a children’s home at Kulshekar. It distributes 150 to 200 food packets to people who are poor and abandoned on streets.
“The mobile shows will be performed on trailer trucks. The stage will measure over 185 square feet. The 150 artistes include actors, musicians, dancers and technical managers. They will present the song-and-act show for two hours’ duration,” she said.
White Doves Secretary and Treasurer Jerome Coelho, Trustee Vitus Rasquinha and Manager Jerald Fernandes are key members of the effort among many who have generously worked and contributed. Please make best use of this opportunity and witness at least one show in your life if not more. A lifetime experience indeed according to many. Please the pictures of show help on November 30 at Madanthyar.
The Story of St.Mark :
"NANU NINNAVANE" in Kannada is on the life of St.Mark is traditionally ascribed author of the Gospel of Mark. Mark is said to have founded the Church of Alexandria, one of the most important episcopal sees of early Christianity. His symbol is the winged lion. An "unbroken tradition" identifies Mark the Evangelist with John Mark, and John Mark as the cousin of Barnabas, and he belonged to the "Seventy Disciples" who were sent out by Jesus to disseminate the gospel (Luke 10:1ff.) in Judea. Mark the Evangelist wrote down the sermons of Peter, thus composing the Gospel according to Mark (Eccl. Hist. 15–16), before he left for Alexandria in the third year of Claudius (43).
According to the Acts 15:39, Mark went to Cyprus with Barnabas after the Council of Jerusalem. In AD 49, about 19 years after the Ascension of Jesus, Mark travelled to Alexandria and founded the Church of Alexandria – today, the Coptic Orthodox Church, the Greek Orthodox Church of Alexandria, and the Coptic Catholic Church claim to be successors to this original community. Aspects of the Coptic liturgy can be traced back to Mark himself. He became the first bishop of Alexandria and he is honored as the founder of Christianity in Africa.
Mark was succeeded by Annianus as the bishop of Alexandria. Coptic tradition says that he was martyred in 68 AD.