Report: Lavina D’Sa
Pictures: Melita Alva & Lynel Lobo
During the month of December with the beginning of Advent as the festivities of Christmas begin, the houses get lit up with lights, Christmas trees and various decorations. This brings in the spirit of Christmas.
The concept of Crib making which was started by St. Francis of Assisi is very popularly followed by every Mangalorean household. The crib is believed to bring in the experience of the birth of Jesus Christ into the household by mimicking the environment that was in Bethlehem during Christ birth.
MCCP keeping up to its tradition, organized the Crib competition for all its members. The format of the competition was kept very simple: Creativity, craftsmanship, decoration and originality was given prime importance. Every family had to send in the photograph of their handmade Crib to the Executive committee members. The deadline for competition was 26th Dec 2016.
An overwhelming response with 12 entries was received. Melita Alva-General Secretary, Trecilla Menezes-Internal Auditor and Lynel Lobo–Sport Secretary of MCCP team 25 personally visited all the 12 venues of the cribs that were registered.
The participants were:
Aslita D’souza, Cyril Danthi, Francis, Helen Sequeira,
Manglurche Komble, Naveen & Suman Mathias, Nikhil & Nihal Noronha, Phiyola Celestine D’souza, Stany Wilfred Menezes, Walter D’Souza and Abhilash, Frederick Tauro, Norman Corda.
The winners of the competition are:
1st Place: Lancy Lobo
2nd Place: Abhilash, Frederick Tauro, Norman Corda
3rd Place: Manglurche komble.
The prize distribution to the winners will be conducted during the upcoming MCCP events and the winners will be notified regarding the same in advance.
MCCP President Dilip Correa and his team are very grateful to all the participants for their over whelming support and look forward to the whole hearted support of all the members for the upcoming programs.