The Feast of Assumption and 69th Independence Day was celebrated in Sagar Parish on 15th of August, 2015.  The Festal Mass was celebrated by Fr. Venus along with two concelebrants Fr. Anthony the Superior and Fr. Savrimuthu, the Administrator of Shanthi Ashram. The homily for the Mass was given by Fr. Venus and he spoke about the Magnificat of Mother Mary, and who can bring change in today’s world and where does it begin. He stressed that change should begin from within. On this Occasion, 

A Scholarship for poor students pursuing higher education instituted by Mr, Victor and Mable Fernandes  was inaugurated and the first cheque of Rs. 5,000 was handed over to Ms. Manisha Lobo.

After the Mass there was Flag Hoisting ceremony, which was conducted by ICYM members of the parish. There were four dignitaries on the dais -  Fr. Venus, Fr Anthony,  Fr. Sarvimuthu and the Director of the ICYM, Bro. Joy.

The short programme began with the prayer song and a welcome speech by the ICYM members. The flag hoisting was done by Fr. Anthony  from  Shanthi Ashram with the flag commander Isac Lopes. The president of ICYM  Ishal Furtado spoke on the significance of Independence Day and what should be the response of the people to build the nation. A patriotic song was sung along with slogan “Bolo Bharath Matha Khi Jai”.  Paying due respect to the nation, singing the national anthem, the short programme ended with vote of thanks by ICYM members.  

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