26.06.2006: Formal farewell to Fr. Denis D’Sa. There were 200 people. The Bishop, Most Rev. Dr Aloysius Paul D’Souza was the chief guest. Fr. Denis D’Sa was honoured for his dedicated and committed services to Sandesha. Prof. Amruth Someshwar, Mr. Alwyn, Mr. Shiva Prasad, Kumari Swetha and Master Roshan shared their memories down the lane with Fr. Denis at Sandesha. Mr. Prakash lead the group with Ghazal singing with the background dance. Prof. Frances Colaco read the citation. The Karnataka Kala Kendra students gave a Sitar and Table performance. The farewell song was sung by the SLMV students. The second edition of Sandesha documentary was released by the Bishop. The three students with distinction in the final year were honoured by Fr. Denis D’Sa. Mr. Leo D’Souza, the Manager sponsored the prizes. Mrs. Jennifer the old staff of Sandesha compeered the programme. Mrs. Arathy Shetty proposed vote of thanks.

20.07.2006: The Communication Directors of Karnataka Region met at Sandesha to participate in the Media workshop. Media related topics were discussed and lesson plans of Media Education were finalized.

22.07.2006: Sandesha Lalitkala Mahavidyalaya Students Council inauguration was held in the evening. Mr. Joseph Wilson Lobo, the Director of ICCR, Bangalore was the chief guest. Prof Frances Colaco and Smt Suchitra Holla were honoured for their committed services to Sandesha.

29.07.2006: A Seminar on Time Management, Goal Setting, Study skills was organized for the Staff and Students of SLMV. Mrs. Akshatha Balachandra was the resource person.

08.08.2006: Inauguration of the NSS unit in the College. Resource persons were Mr. Gopal from Moodbidri, Dawala College and Mr. Vishwanath from St. Aloysius college.

24.08.2006: A team of 12 members from Caritas Prague visited Sandesha. Mr. Jaroslav Nemec, Director of Caritas, Mrs. Pavla Nemcova, Ms Kristyna Nemcova, Mr Vaclav Nemec, Ms Katerina Nemcova, Ms Karolina Nemcova, Ms Ernesta Peikaustkaite, Ms Joanna Matusiak, Mr Stanislav Pribyl (Priest, President of Caritas) Mrs Miloslava Machovcova, Mr Machovec, Ms Jana Hovorkova. The students of SLMV performed one hour cultural programme with the Legacy of the Legend.

27.08.2006: “Yaad” Konkani anthakshari programme was organized at Sandesha. “Ganesh Chaturthi” was celebrated near Bunts Hostel. The students of SLMV performed on the stage.

11.09.2006: Two days Media Seminar was conducted for the Headmasters/Principals of Karnataka Region at Shanthi Kiran, Bajjodi. There were 90 participants. Fr. Sunith Prabhu S.J. & Fr. Wilson D’Souza were the organizers. Fr. Francis was the coordinator and also the resource person. The other resource persons were Fr. Kanikaraj-Bangalore, Fr. Edward-Mysore, Fr. Peter-Chikmagalur, Fr. Jose- Belthangady, Fr. Clarence-Shimoga and Fr. Vijay-Mangalore. The topics dealt were: Media and Violence, Media Reality, Effective Communication, Media and Ads, Media and Women, Internet and Website. Fr. Sunith gave the inaugural address.

19.09.2006: The SLMV Staff and Students went to Goa for an educational tour.

22.09.2006 to 26.09.2006: Fr. Francis attended the Signis Asian Assembly at Hyderabad. Marketing Social Values was the theme taken for the study during the assembly. Use of Media in the Church was discussed.

28.09.2006: Two days Media Seminar was conducted at Ashirvad, Bangalore for the teachers of Bangalore, Mysore, Belgaum and Bellary. There were 60 participants. Frs. Francis, Clarence, Kanikaraj, Edward, Vijay and Jose were the resource persons. Fr. Sunith gave the inaugural address. The topics dealt were: Media and Ads, Media reality, Media Ethics, Internet and Website, Media and violence etc.

14.010.2006: Prof. G. Shivaram the head of the department of Mass Communication and Journalism at Mangalore University brought a group of 6 students from Volda College, Norway with their Associate Professor Eivind Ronnestad (Department of Media and Journalism) for an interaction and exposure programme to Sandesha. Our students of SLMV gave one hour performance of various dances.

25.10.2006 to 01.11.2006: “KALOTSAVA” – a state level competitions on Art and Communication skills was organized by Sandesha. Mr. Pius Mathias Castelino, the Trustee of Sandesha was the chief guest for the inaugural function. Dr. Na Damodar Shetty was the guest of honour. Fr. Francis welcomed, Dr Na Damodar Shetty gave the message for Suvarna Karnataka and Kalotsava. The week long Kalotsava state level competitions concluded with Suvarna Karnataka Celebrations. Most Rev. Dr Aloysius Paul D’Souza, Bishop of Mangalore presided over the function. In his presidential address he said Sandesha promotes latent talents of the children. Let us build a society of peace and harmony through Art, Culture and Education. Mr. Ivan D’ Souza was one of the guests. He spoke of the services that Sandesha renders to the society in the field of Art and Culture. Fr. Francis welcomed the guests. Mr. Alwyn D’Cunha the chief coordinator thanked everybody. Miss Mallika compared the programme. The Vicar General, Msgr. Fred Pereira, Mr. P M Castelino, the Trustee were present on the dais. Corporation Bank was the main sponsor for the programme.

28.10.2006: The new Mayor Vijay Arun was invited to Sandesha and felicitated with a shawl and bouquet of flowers.

03.12.2006: Christmas Celebrations with the Sponsor children and their parents at Dharma Jyothi, Vamanjoor. There were 1200 children and parents.

09.12.2006: Fr. Francis spoke on Christianity and Peace at the inaugural function of the Harmony club at St. Agnes College. There were more than 500 students. Peace is not absence of war. It is God’s gift.

19.12.2006: The Mangalore Christian Council under the leadership of Fr. Francis conducted the Christmas programme at Sandesha Kalabhavan. Most Rev. Dr Aloysius Paul D’Souza, the Bishop of Mangalore was the chief guest. Sri Vinay Hegde and Smt Sara Abubakkar spoke on Christmas. Jyotirgamaya ballet was enacted. Sri Manohar Prasad compared the programme. Fr. Francis welcomed and Rev Shiri thanked everyone. There were 300 people.

22.12.2006: Christmas celebrations at Snehasadan, Kaikamba. The Mangalore Christian Council members and the Staff and students of Sandesha went to Snehasadan and celebrated Christmas with the inmates. It was a meaningful Christmas. Fr. Francis and Rev Shiri gave the Christmas message.

23.12.2006: Christmas celebrations at NITTE College. The Students of SLMV and the MCC members went to NITTE and performed Jyotirgamaya ballet and sang a few carols. Christmas Sneha Milan 2006 was celebrated at Gurpur.

25.12.2006: Christmas celebrations at Moodbidri. Fr. Francis was the president for the programme. The SLMV troupe performed Jyotirgamaya ballet and sang a few carols. Fr. Francis gave the Christmas message. There were 2000 people.

26.12.2006: Christmas Get-together for the Sandesha Staff and the Students at Sandesha. Fr. Henry D’Souza, the founder of Sandesha and Mr. Roy were the guests. Fr. Henry gave the Christmas message.

28.12.2006: The SLMV Students performed two classical dances and one folk dance on the occasion of the annual get-together of ‘Glow Touch’.




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