DECEMBER 18, 2021

All for the glow of Mistletoe

After a long and tough year coping with COVID the community came out in large numbers – all for the glow of Mistletoe. The KCA’s annual Christmas event was well attended by young and old alike. The traditional pageantry of song and dance, carol singing, and skits kept the audience happily engaged. The Catholic Club was lit up with strobe lights, and festive brilliance, and was ideal setting for the celebration of Christmas togetherness.

In keeping with tradition of celebration, a prominent member of the community, Corinne Rasquinha, founder and President of NGO, White Doves – was felicitated. White Doves has been rehabilitating destitutes for over 25 years, has rehabilitated over 650 destitutes  from the streets and reunited 395 destitutes with their families in different states of India. Presently White Doves runs the largest Psychiatric Nursing and Destitute Home with 200 beds in Mangalore.  Educating the poor children and running a home for the children White Doves also distributed over 250 meals to the hungry every day on the streets during the lockdown 2021. Corrine Rasquinha was awarded the Dakshina Kannada District Rajyothsava Award  2015 for Social Service in recognition of her yeoman service to the downtrodden for several years. Amidst the glow, and the cheers of celebration at Mistletoe, Hilma Roach, President, KCA, felicitated the Corrine Rasquinha for her stellar contribution to society.

The KCA Committee members played anchor at all key areas of the event – at the ticket counters, food counters, tables, stage, music and welcome to chief guest, and sponsorships amongst others. The team had worked hard in the sub-committees formed for the event. There was unprecedented support from sponsors, which was creditable for the KCA leadership. The youth expectedly showed great enthusiasm, and a significant number of guest tickets were sold to the young generation. The festivities, and joys of meeting friends and family went on into the wee hours, and clearly one and all felt Mistletoe 2021 was a great success.


Vaccination Drive, Continued

Setting up for safety

The immediate measures for safety of the community included additional vaccinations drives – held at the Konkan Samudhai Bhavan. Organised jointly with KONKAB, KCA’s aim was to encourage all to complete the second dose of the vaccine, as well as those who were yet to take the first. The focus was to cover those in the 45+ age group. The members of both organisations took turns to manage the groups of people who came in for their vaccination. The drive was later opened up to cover anyone who required the vaccination. It was a service rendered at no cost.

The initiative successfully vaccinated 471 people. A committed team of volunteers from the KCA committee ensured all protocols, coordination, support to the community was provided. An example of selfless service.

Vaccination Drive 2021

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KCA is a non-profit organisation set up to promote educational, spiritual and cultural activities for the Mangalorean community.


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