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Founded in 1901, the Kanara Catholic Association has a long and proud history, with a rich legacy of service to the Kanaraite community in Mumbai. Over the years this has evolved to a much broader canvas, reaching out to all sections of society, especially with the establishment of the KCA Hostel & Halls.   With 'Fostering a spirit of unity, friendship, and self-help among Members' as its laudable objective, 'Vis Unita Fortior' (with Unity – Forever Forward) as its appropriate motto, the KCA has come a long way since its humble beginnings.

Starting out as representative association of Kanara Catholics in Mumbai, the spirit of enterprise, a hallmark of many Mangalorean Catholics, shone through, with the establishment of many affiliated organisations (including a Cooperative Credit Society, an Educational Cooperative Society etc) and endeavours (a Hall & Hostel in Bandra, a Sports Club, St Anthony's League for Social outreach etc).  
Many luminaries from the community have served as office bearers & have been instrumental in establishing the KCA as an institution of repute & pride for the community.  There is a lot we can learn from history as we continue on the journey to take the KCA forward to even greater heights. 

Available for download here are 3 interesting & informative documents - the souvenirs from the KCA's jubilee years. These souvenirs also contain a few photographs and we are sure many of our members will be happy to read & see how their forefathers helped to shape the organisation.

Also, on the website, we will soon be covering interesting events & personalities who have shaped this 100 year plus journey of the KCA through a special section "Down the Corridors of Time". Do visit this section for periodic updates.

1951 - KCA Golden Jubilee Souvenir

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Please click on the cover page to read online or download your copy at the bottom of this page

1961 - KCA Diamond Jubilee Souvenir

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Please click on the cover page to read online or download your copy at the bottom of this page

1976 - KCA Platinum Jubilee Souvenir

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Please click on the cover page to read online or download your copy at the bottom of this page
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