UK Konkans elect new committee for 2013-2015
By: Team UK Konkans | Pics: Melwyn Vaz
10 March, 2013: UK Konkans held its Annual General Meeting on 10 February 2013 to elect their new committee for 2013-15.

The meeting started with a prayer by Raphael D’Souza. Eric D’Souza welcomed the members. Annual Report circulated to the members was taken as read and approved.

Esthela Vaz was unanimously elected as President and she becomes the first woman President of UK Konkans.


The new committee was formed comprising the following members:
Esthela Vaz - President
Arun Coutinho - Vice President
Alice D’Souza - Secretary
Beena D’Souza - Cultural Secretary
Praveen D’Costa – Joint Cultural Secretary
Thomas D’Souza – Treasurer
Kevin Madtha – Public Relations Secretary
Melwyn Vaz, Thomas D’Souza, Edward Fernandes and Herald D’Souza – Web Admin Team

Esthela Vaz thanked the outgoing committee and immediately set out her plans for the new term. She emphasised that she is very passionate about working for the Konkani community and that there would be increased opportunities to Mangalorean children in various cultural activities.


The new committee has confirmed their picnic in July 2013 and Christmas function will be held on 8 December 2013. A core committee was also formed to organise and assist in the forthcoming UK Konkans events.
Viewer Comments
Rev. Dr. Clifford on 28 March 2013 04:35:42 GMT

Congrats to the first woman president of the UK konkans,

Dear Estella, you deserved it ! Actually you deserved it long ago !! As per my knowledge, you were a significant and silent contributor to the to the UK Kon for a very long time!!!

Best of luck for all your work.


Bro. Victor Crasta, OFM Cap. on 27 March 2013 10:57:04 GMT

Congratulations to Mrs. Stella Vas and the team. Good luck and God bless

Wilma Peris on 26 March 2013 21:09:12 GMT

Congrats Stella and the new office bearers of UK konkans. Happy to see Stella leading the team. May God bless your work.

Loy D'Souza on 26 March 2013 18:12:12 GMT

Dear Team UK Konkans

Many congratulations to the new Committee. Wishing you all the best.



Herald Dsouza & Vilma Martis on 26 March 2013 10:15:13 GMT

Congratulations Stella and Team . wish you all the best.

Veeda and Cyprian on 25 March 2013 22:12:13 GMT

Dear Stella

Congratulations and wish you all success in your new post as a President of UK konkans

with best wishes

Veeda and Cyprian

Sr Aileen on 25 March 2013 12:30:30 GMT

Congratulations Dearest Esthela. Do well. Praying for your team. God bless you and make you exuberant to work for the Konkani community. Wishing you all Happy Easter and blessings from the Risen Lord.

Sunil Nelson D'cunha on 24 March 2013 12:31:22 GMT

Hearty Congrats to Mrs.Stella Vaz and all the new committee members of UK Konkans. Wishing you all very best. Keep going and growing.

sandra sequiera on 13 March 2013 21:04:03 GMT

Congratulation Stella on being elected as a president of uk konkans very happy for you wish you all the best.

Raphael D'souza on 13 March 2013 05:10:29 GMT

Congrats to the new team headed by Stella. Wish you all the best

Nelly on 13 March 2013 02:40:20 GMT

Congratulations Stella on being elected as a president of UKKonkans And all Other Office bearers. Wish you all success in your future endeavors.

Helen Pinto from Calgary,Canada on 12 March 2013 01:26:55 GMT

Congratulations Stella. Good to see you and your committee and I am proud that my friend is a president of UK Konkans.Wishing you every sucess. May the Good lord bless you for all the work you carry on for the next 2 years.

Herald D'Souza on 11 March 2013 17:42:50 GMT

Congratulations to Stella Vaz & Team. Wishing you every success.

Lavina Fernandes on 11 March 2013 09:39:48 GMT

Congratulations Stella and all the New committee member's of UK Konkans. Wish you all the best. God bless u all.

Eric D'Souza on 11 March 2013 01:38:57 GMT

Wish you all the best!!!

New committee UK Konkans.. Congrats

Gratian & Sheela D'Silva on 10 March 2013 22:56:01 GMT

Congratulations Stella and the new office bearers of UK Konkans!!!

Wish you all the best....

UK Konkans elect new committee for 2013-2015

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