“Voice of Sagar” singing competition was organized on August 30, 2015 at 3.30 PM  for the first prize winners in all twenty-four Small Christian Communities of the Parish.  Four gifted singers were the judges for the event, namely  Sr Ida and Sr Roshni from Amar Jyothi Convent, Soraba,  Br. Joseph from SMSSS and Fr. Henry SFX Parish Priest of Talaguppa Parish.

The competition was held for three categories - children, youth and seniors.  50  participants   competed in this event.  Outstanding  performance by the participants, each singing better than the other, kept the audience captivated for 4 hours. 

The results were as follows:  Among children’s category: The first place was bagged by  Crystal Gonsalves from St. Sebastian SCC, second prize by Adithi Gomes of Divya Jyothi SCC and the third prize by Ankitha Sequeira from Divya Bala Yesu SCC.

Among the Youth: The first Prize was bagged by Monica from Pavitra Hrudaya SCC, second prize shared by two- Sylvester from  Divya Jyothi SCC and Maria Lavina Castelino from St. Sebastian SCC. The third prize was bagged by Arpitha from St. Christopher SCC. 

Among seniors the first prize bagged by Nixon Gonsalves from St. Christopher SCC, the second prize by Mamatha Gomes from Divya Jyothi SCC and the third prize was bagged by John Machado of Jnana Jyothi SCC. 

Addressing  the gathering Bro. Joseph said,  a singer should give attention to timing, melody, and expression while singing a song, and if these three blend together then the performance would be awesome. He narrated the story of a competition on Psalm 23 held in America.  

250 Parishioners were  present to encourage the participants. Proposing the vote of  Fr. Venus encouraged the singers to join the choir.  All the participants came over the dais and sang a hymn to Mother Mary.  The results were announced by the judges and they congratulated the winners.  The event ended at 7.30 PM.

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