KaDaM celebrates 1st anniversary with pomp & gaiety -  ‘Sadaka Prashasti’ conferred  on  B G Mohandas

Shodhan Prasad

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ubai: It was a glorious moment for the members of KaDaM (KUNDAPURA DEVADIGA MITRA) when they congregated to commemorate their 1st anniversary on 30thDecember 2011.

The program started at 12 A.M with the lighting of the lamp by Mrs. and Mr. Dinesh, Mrs. and Mr. Sheena Devadiga, Mrs.& Mr. Sridhar Devadiga, Mrs.& Mr. Ravi Devadiga Mrs. & Mr.Pramod Devadiga followed by the prayer song recited by Smt. Shriti, Smt. Yashoda, & Smt.Asha.

Master of ceremony Mr.Nithyananda Beskoor welcomed the gathering. After welcoming the members, sponsors & the media he elucidated the importance of being a member & urged the community members to join the team. Mr. Narayan Devadiga Badakere in his speech gave every detail of how KaDaM functioned from the date of inception and activities. As per the records “KaDaM” has collected Rs.5 lakhs as an education fund to help the needy students back home, and Rs. 2 lakh was distributed among the hospitalized patients as medical expenses.

The cultural program started with spell bound Kuchipudinrathya by Kumari Maunika.Mr.Pramod enthralled the audience with his melodious voice singing great numbers from Hindi & Kannada films. Mr.Yuvraj too thrilled the audience with his ever charming voice & kept the audience entertained.


Nevertheless the ladies trio Vani, Shrithi & Asha equally contributed by singing great numbers from Hindi & Kannada cinemas.

Chintu, Varsha, Master Manish, Miss. Rujutha, Miss.Vaisnavi, Miss.Bebein and Dance group of KaDaMkept the audience delightedby their superb dance performances of Hindi cinema.

There were lots of fun, entertainment, Skit from Monappa and Party & melody throughout the day.

Spot games & games for all ages were conducted by Mr.Nithyananda Beskoor assisted by Mrs. Kiran Beskoor. Prizes were given to all the winners and raffle draw was also part of the day.

KaDaM ‘Sadaka Prashasti’ conferred  on  B G Mohandas

“KaDaM”s maiden Devadiga Sadaka Prashasti” was presented to B G Mohandas for his achievement towards community and social service. Devadiga Sadaka prashasti is given to individuals to recognize their work in social service or any other field. This time the core committee proudly selected B G Mohandas for his achievement in different fields and for his service to Gulf Kannadigas. 

B G Mohandas was the president of Karnataka Sanga (1989) and he is the founder member of Devadiga Sangha Dubai. He hosted a number of websites mainly Gulfkannadiga.com, Devadiga.com, karnataksanga.com and kolluru.com and so on. He has won a number of awards for his social service. He was awarded as an outstanding Alumni of Mahe, Dwani Prathistana Award for journalism, Mayura Award from Karnataka Sangha Sharjah in 2007, Kannada Vaibhava in 2008, and also Felicitated by Karnataka Sangha Abu Dhabi in 2009 are to name a few to recognize his service to Karnataka culture and heritage. He was the president of Indian Pharmaceutical forum, UAE.

Chief Guest Mr. Zafrulla Khan honored Mr. B G Mohandas with shawl in the presence of honorable guests on the dais in traditional style followed by Peta from Sheena Devadiga, Garland by Dinesh Devadiga, flower by Vani U Devadiga, and fruits by Sudhakar Devadiga. Later another honorable guest Mr.Ganesh Rai, former president of Karnataka Sangha Sharjah, read out the Prashasti Patra before presenting it to B G Mohandas. 

Chief Guest and one of the main sponsors Mr.Zafrulla Khan,CEO of Zain International companies and Hotels in his speech stressed the importance of social work and sincere service without any expectation and he also praised  B G Mohandas for his work towards Karnataka’s  heritage and culture  and keeping them alive in Gulf.

One of the Guests and well-wisher, Mr. Ganesh Rai wholeheartedly praised the initiatives, progress, and work of KaDaMin a span of a year, this itself is a strong foundation for the success of KaDaM.

 B G Mohandas felicitated Mr. Zafrulla Khan with shawl and a memento was given by Mr. Ganesh Rai.

In his felicitation speech B G Mohandas said that this is the most valuable honor which I ever had because it has come from my own community and expressed his happiness and thanked KaDaM.

Mementos were given to all sponsors, participants and media persons for their support and coverage

The event was concluded by vote of thanks given by Mr. Shashi Devadiga. He thanked all the Sponsors, Participants, Guest of various organizations, well-wishers and members for the wholehearted support to make the event success.



Comments on this Article
Narayan, Kundapura/Dubai Sat, January-7-2012, 4:53
Thanks for publishing KaDaM Anniversary news. We need your support and will try to give best.
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