Saudi Konkan Association Riyadh (SKAR)) is the oldest association of Saudi Arabia founded in 1989 by Mangalorean Catholics. Its main aim is to serve the poor people of Mangalore Diocese. It has been involved in various charity works since 20 years. Every year, the association helps poor students of ten parishes of Mangalore Diocese by contributing to their school fees. SKAR also provides financial aid for medical treatment of needy Mangalorean people, and also supports Konkani artists. The office-bearers are also elected every year. [1]

Its current secretary is Ashok Monis, and President is Leo Sequeira.


  1. Riyadh: Saudi Konkans Celebrate Christmas. Saturday, December 26, 2009 10:32:31 AM (IST). Media Release (SKAR). Retrieved December 26, 2009