Beltangady, Feb 1: Sacred Heart Church ground, Madanthyar, is all set to host the historical Catholic Maha Samavesha -2020 on Sunday, February 2.
The event will start with a ‘unity rally’ from Madanthyar town to church ground following flag hoisting at 9 am. The formal inauguration is scheduled at 9.45 am. Dr Peter Paul Saldanha, bishop, Mangaluru diocese, will inaugurate the Samavesha. Dr Lawrence Mukkuzhi, bishop of Beltangady Syro Malabar diocese will deliver the key note address. Dr Geevarghese Mar Divannasios, bishop of Puttur Syro Malankara diocese will bless the event.
Ronald Colaco, NRI entrepreneur and philanthropist, and Dr Harsha, IPS, commissioner of police, Mangaluru will grace the event. Ronald Fernandes, member, Karnataka State Public Service Commission and Lydia Lobo will participate in the event as resource persons.
"We are expecting over 30,000 delegates from various corners of Dakshina Kannada and Kasargod. The Samavesha will start at sharp 9 am and will conclude at 3.30 pm. As many as 1,500 volunteers are ready to serve the delegates who will attend the event. Various committees and parishioners are busy giving the final touches for the preparations. Seven parking areas have been designated for parking vehicles. Volunteers will serve breakfast for 20,000 delegates in the morning. Water, first aid points and stalls have been set up,” said Rolphie D’Costa, president, Catholic Sabha Mangaluru Pradesh .
Catholic Sabha Mangaluru Pradesh, Indian Catholic Youth Movement, Diocesan Christian Councils of Catholic Women (DCCW) are the organizers of the event while diocese of Mangaluru, Syro Malabar diocese, Beltangady, Syro Malankara diocese, Puttur are the joint organizers.