Author: Manickpur

Thirst - Prayer For Youth

Thirst – Prayer For Youth

“Thirst” is a meditative Prayer for YOUTH, started in Manickpur in 2013. THIRST Prayer – for Youth – completes ONE year. We offer this prayer for all the youth of Vasai Diocese, especially Youth of Manickpur Parish in THANKSGIVING to God for this grace of Prayer Service for last one year. This prayer service is organised by the Manickpur Youth Choir, specially chosen and called from among the Youth to work for the Youth and...

Vidhan Bhavan

Speeches on Parliamentary Democratic System

Samarthan an organization that strives to undertake consistent and dedicated efforts toward the establishment of a just society, as envisaged by the Constitution of India is conducting an event where eminent speakers will be speaking on Parliamentary Democratic System. Here is the list of speakers at the event. Ex Chief Minister and Speaker of Loksabha Manohar Joshi Senior MLA and Leader of BJP Sudhir Mungantiwar MLC and spokesperson for Shivsena Dr. Neelam Gorhe Senior MLA and Ex...

Malcolm Dias

Malcolm Dias – First Vasaikar in the NDA

Malcolm Dias, 18, worked hard for months preparing for his goal – to join defence services. On Saturday, he became the first person from Bhuigaon village in Vasai to crack the National Defence Academy entrance exams, ranking 220 on the merit list. “After my class X board exams, I knew I wanted to join the defence. And so, I did not choose engineering or medicine as my career. My aim was to serve the country...

RIP Suruchi Baug :-(

RIP Suruchi Baug :-(

Amar Mhatre writes about the ignorance that’s killing Vasai’s Suruchi Baug. Its time we ask a few questions on the rapidly dwindling Vasai ecosystem.

Aptitude-Tests

Aptitude Tests – 2013 – Update: Cancelled

Once again, the Manickpur Education Welfare Fund has organized Aptitude Tests for school students from class 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12th. Here are the details. Aptitude tests help to map a student’s personality and aptitude, and can provide him/her with a sense of direction. If a student takes the aptitude tests when he/she is in 9th standard to 12th standard, they can identify areas that need to be improved upon, so that they increase...

Royston Harold Dias plays into the IPL

Royston Harold Dias from our very own Manickpur has been selected to play with the Delhi Daredevils in the IPL. He is a very talented left-arm fast-medium who has played for Mumbai Under-19 team.

Fr. Oscar Colaco Memorial Fast Season Speaker Series 2013

Fr. Oscar Colaco Memorial Fast Season Speaker Series 2013

Lent is a Christian Season 40 days prior to Easter and is observed by Fasting, Repentance, and Spiritual discipline typically by Catholic community of Vasai with a purpose is to set aside time for reflection on Jesus Christ – his suffering, Sacrifice, life, death, burial and Resurrection. The family members of Most Respected Late Father Oscar Colaco from Manickpur organizes Lent Period Fast season Speaker Series in his remembrance at St. Michael’s Church, Manickpur every...

Tree Census by VVMC

Tree Census by VVMC

The Vasai Virar Municipal Corporation (VVMC) has undertaken a seven month long project of conducting a Tree Census of all trees in the Vasai-Virar region. Terracon Ecotech Pvt Ltd has been appointed to carry out the survey of trees. The agency will record the species, height age and health of the trees. There are over five lakh trees in the region and those on both private and government land will be counted. The agency will...

From Vasai to Hollywood

Ayush Tandon, 12, stars as the child version of protagonist ‘Pi’ Patel in director Ang Lee’s new film even as another Indian boy plays his teenaged avatar. The Vasai boy has wrapped up his part for the 3D Hollywood movie, ‘Life of Pi’. He shot in places like Taiwan and Pondicherry. Lee, a Golden Globe and Oscar winning Taiwanese American film director, got international acclaim with movies like ‘Sense and Sensibility’, ‘Brokeback Mountain’ and ‘Crouching...

Thane

Plan to split Thane district gets official nod

The long-pending move to split Thane into two districts has been given a seal of approval by the Konkan divisional commissioner, who has recommended setting up of a new district headquarters at Palghar. Commissioner Vijay Nahata is understood to have submitted his report to state authorities after protracted meetings and listening to diverse opinions voiced by officials and local political functionaries. There is a proposal for Palghar to be the headquarters of a new district...