“Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting, but a woman who fears the LORD is to be praised. Give her the reward she has earned, and let her works bring her praise at the city gate.” (Proverb 31:30-31)
On 5th November, 2017, Kalyan Diocese prepared a stage for all the enthusiastic and beloved mothers at Animation and Renewal Centre (ARC), Panvel, for the grand finale of Mathrusangam Competition 2017. The grand finale was named as Armonia 2017, the word derived from Spanish means “Harmony of people’s opinions or actions or characters.” The energetic mothers took this special occasion as the best ever platform to showcase their talents and gave out their best in their respective competitions.
The competitions that were held were psalms chanting, Margamkali (an Indian group dance originating from Kerala practiced by Saint Thomas Christians), Mime (a simple act using only gestures and movements to act out a play). Once again the mothers proved their talents and potentiality to win the battles with their willpower and elegantly showed that being a Mother is learning about strengths you didn’t know you had, and dealing with fears you didn’t know existed.
Khargar, Tikujiniwadi, Dombivli teams won the first three positions in Margamkali respectively and Dombivli, Mahakali, Nerul teams won the first three positions in Psalms chanting respectively and Khargar, Vasai West, Kalyan West teams won the first three positions in Mime respectively. Rev. Fr. Kuriakose Kalaparambathu, director of ARC, gave out the prizes for the winners. Rev. Fr. Benny Thannilkumthadathil is the director of the Mathrusangam of Kalyan Diocese and Fr. Jomon Kurishingal is the Assistant Director and Mrs. Regina Mohan is the president of the Mathrusangam of Kalyan Diocese.