Monday, August 4, 2008

Countdown to GULAB Silver Jubilee Celebrations in Kuwait (15th August to 19th December 2008)

Countdown to GULAB Silver Jubilee Celebrations in Kuwait:

Konkani lovers in Kuwait in coordination with the Gulab Working Committee (GWC) under the auspices of Kala Mogui Kuwait (KMK) is all set to kick off GULAB Silver Jubilee celebration on August 15, 2008. The much-awaited event will be held in 3 phases from the 61st India's Independence Day to 47th Goa's Liberation Day. The event will be inaugurated at the hands of the Gulab Working Committee (GWC) under the leadership of Domingos Araujo, president of Kala Mogui Kuwait.

Fr. Teo Fernandes, parish priest of Our Lady of Arabia Church-Ahmadi, will preside and declare the celebrations opened on August 15, 2008 at 3.45 pm sharp at Mashra Al Hawally Auditorium, followed by the commemoration of India's Independence Day, a raffle draw in support of GULAB, and a presentation of a Konkani drama "GHORABEACHE VANTTE" written and directed by Mario Menezes (Tragedy King) to commence at 4.15 pm sharp. Mario Menezes, the director with continuous super hits and a Gulab Award 2006 winner for best script and direction, will accompany his full troupe of artistes, singers, and musicians from Goa; the best child artiste Gulab Award 2007 winner 'Baby Rioma,' Rosy Alvares, Agnes, Comedian Joana, Lawry Travasso, Mario de Vasco, Edisson, the king of mimicry 'Sheikh Amir' and musicians: Augusto de Panchwadi and James. To book your gate passes, contact Raja Stores (Kuwait City) Tel. 2412970, M&M Confectionery (Salmiya) Tel. 5619946,
(Abbasiya) Tel. 9106617, (Fahaheel) Tel. 9884681, (Khaitan) Tel. 9391452, (Farwaniya) Tel. 9540232.

Gulab - the popular Konkani language monthly magazine published in Goa since 1983 - has 40,000 readership in India, the Gulf States, US, Canada, U.K., Australia and other countries. It has onboard prominent writers covering social, cultural, arts, among others issues and is considered a family magazine by Konkani lovers.

Gulab Silver Jubilee celebrations will continue with a "Konkani Variety Show" scheduled for October 9, 2008 (Thursday) at 6.15 pm. The entry is free. For details, contact 4726524 from 6.15 pm to 8.15 pm or email: gulabq8@gmail. com. A special issue of "GULAB" and a colorful souvenir will be released to mark this unique occasion which will focus on Goan and Mangalorean organizations in Kuwait and prominent personalities among the community. A Konkani Literary Awards Ceremony will highlight the yeomen services and recognition of all those who supported "GULAB" and the common binding link between the Konkan people – Goa's
State Official Language - Konkani.

The concluding part of Gulab Silver Jubilee Celebrations will be held on December 19, 2008 at 4.15 pm to commemorate Goa's Liberation Day with yet another programme for the Konkani lovers. For your free passes and further details, watch out in Kuwait's newspapers and the Internet media. The organizers look forward to your support and cooperation. For details on subscriptions, Advertisements for GULAB magazine or how you can assist in any way, please feel free to contact Gulab authorized representative in Kuwait: Domingos Araujo on 9391452 or email

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