Norbert Sequeira, new President of “FERARITES UAE”
Dubai, July 12: Norbert Sequeira was unanimously selected as the President of Ferarties-UAE, for the next term at the general body meeting held at Karama, Dubai, on Friday 10th July 2015.
Norbert Sequeira a well-known personality among the Mangalorean’s residing in Dubai. His contribution towards Liturgical activities in St. Mary’s church Dubai especially for the Konkan community has been immense. He has served Mangalore Diocesan I.C.Y.M, Central Council (Indian Catholic Youth Movement, Bishop’s house, Mangalore) for consecutive three terms (as a Treasurer and Secretary for two terms). He is the Ex-President of I.C.Y.M. Ferar. He is the Founder member of well-known organization of our community Konkan Taram, Jerimeri, Mumbai. He has served as a Parish council Secretary of St. Jude’s Church, Jerimeri, Mumbai. Worked as a Core Committee member of St. Mary’s Konkan Community, Dubai. Served as an Eucharistic Minister in St. Mary’s Church, Dubai. Presently a member of Readers Sodality in St. Mary’s Church, Dubai. He is a Founder Member of Ferarites U.A.E. Served as Vice President and Advisory committee member of Ferarites UAE for several years.
Ferarties-UAE, an Association of Ferarites living in the UAE, is a premier social, cultural and charitable Organization, affiliated to St. Francis Xavier Church, Ferar, Mangalore.
The new committee comprises of following members:
- Norbert Sequeira : President
- Roshan Lobo : Vice President & Media coordinator
- Prakash Peris : General Secretary
- Rosetta Pereira : Treasurer
- Leslie Pinto : Internal Auditor
- Clara Fernandes : Cultural Secretary
- Alwyn Fernandes : Core Committee Member
- Nicole Fernandes : Core Committee Member
During the past 8 years, Ferarites UAE, has supported several activities back home and other parts of India in the field of education, health and meeting the needs of economically weak and downtrodden. The launch of “Ferarites-UAE Education Trust Fund, established at SFX church Ferar which supports the needs of underprivileged young students.
Outgoing President Lawrence V. Cutinha thanked and appreciated all the members for standing by the Association in carrying out its activities smoothly. He thanked all the well-wishers, benefactors and sponsors for their support during the last 8 years which helped Ferarites to fulfill its obligations for the society. He further thanked all the media sponsors for their overwhelming support in reaching out to the people.
New president Norbert Sequeira thanked all the members for selecting him as the President for the next term. He solicited support of all the members to achieve the goals of Ferarites-UAE I,e “Reaching out and touching lives of less fortunate”.