St. Peters Association (Barkur) Mumbai

We have mentioned on many an occasions, that there are more Barkurians in Mumbai than in Barkur, it’s a fact. As long back as in 1984, when few of us were about to formalize, the start of an Association, conducted a survey and it was confirmed by the statistics then, hold good even today. It’s almost a generation now, and the total number of Barkurian families settled in Mumbai must be doubled. Two events organized by SPA, viz, patrons feast in June and the public entertainment function generally held during November – Divali holidays, practically every year, are more than any formal Get-togethers, for us.

We were also invited and informed of SPA’s Silver Jubilee celebrations, in 2013 - 2014 expected to be grand historical event will be given its final shapes….Its firm beliefs, united we inspire to improve and innovate and join hands to be stronger as Barkurian Community……Its yeomen service always appreciated and more so in encouraging children by way of scholarships, and recognition to their achievements….

No doubt, CYM Barkur, had a stellar effect, in the unification efforts earlier and history repeats itself in UAE too………..Barkur-on-line too has done its bit in this mission…..and its effective  utilization is expected in coming days.

Here is report of the celebrations at Mumbai on 1st July at Chakala, Andheri.

St Peter’s Association, (Barkur)Mumbai, celebrated the 24th annual day celebrations at Holy Family School hall, Chakala, Andheri (East), on Sunday July 1. Holy Family parish priest Fr Gerald Rodrigues offered the Thanksgiving Mass along with the gathering of St Peter’s Association members on Sunday morning.

Association president Simon Furtado presided over the programme after the Thanksgiving Mass.Speaking on the occasion, Furtado said that the celebration of the feast of patron saint will rekindle the spiritual and social concern of the community.

The Association’s former honorary chief secretary and NRI entrepreneur Vincent D’Almeida was the chief guest on the occasion.He explained the social activities of the Association since its founding; its endeavor is to help the poor parishioners in Barkur parish and the forthcoming silver jubilee celebrations.

Entrepreneur Harry Rebello Chembur, Clement Abraham Lobo, dramatist Henry D’Silva Suratkal, ‘Divvo’ Konkani illustrated weekly publishers Lawrence Coelho and Suzanne Coelho, organizer Alwyn D’Souza Nallasopara, Lenny Suvares, James D’Silva, Herald B D’Almeida, Wilfred Gonsalves, and Joseph D’Almeida were present.The Association’s former presidents Richard Carvalho and Henry Roache were present on the dais.

Joint secretary Ivan Martis, PRO Jolvin Furtado, managing committee members Antony Gonsalves, Wilfred Sequeira, John Gonsalves, Bony Sequeira, Rolph Monteiro, Reginald Crasto, Arthur Mendonca, and Norman D’Souza were present.

Treasurer Antony Dias presented the Annual Accounts.

7  Children were felicitated with Educational Award for year 2011-12 who have scored Above 75%   in SSC & HSC,  First Class in Graduation and Post Graduation.


The Association vice-president Norbert Menezes welcomed the gathering. Honorary chief secretary Ivan Rebello explained the social welfare activities of the Association.  Treasurer Antony Dias presented the annual accounts.  The silver jubilee celebration committee president Felix Barnes and executive president Ida Roache provided information on the silver jubilee celebrations.

Ivan Suvares introduced the guests. Secretary Eric Carvalho compered the programme and Joylan Fernandes proposed the vote of thanks.


A Konkani music concert was staged by popular musician Antony Tauro as part of the entertainment programme.

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