Abu Dhabi Karnataka Sangha Celebrated ’ Karnataka Rajyotsava 2012’ With Pride And Honour

Report: Shodhan Prasad
Photos: Ashok Belman (Gulf Kannadiga)
Kemmannu News Network, 05-11-2012 05:30:15

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Abudhabi Nov 4; Abu Dhabi Karnataka Sangha one of the premier associations for Kannadigas celebrated ’Karnataka Rajyotsava 2012’ in a grand manner on 1st November, 2012 at 10.30 AM in India Social & Cultural Centre, Abu Dhabi Auditorium which was fully occupied by traditionally dressed Kannadigas who were greeted and received by the volunteers of the Sangha.

The programme got clicked with the introductory note by Mangala Shetty and inviting the Chief Guest H.E. M.K. Lokesh, Ambassador of India in UAE along with Chief Patron of Abu Dhabi Karnataka Sangha, Padmashree Dr. B.R. Shetty, President of Abu Dhabi Karnataka Sangha, Rajyotsava Awardee, Sarvotham Shetty, well known Ace Ventriloquist Magician Indushree along with her mother Manjula and all the Committee Members of the Sangha on to the stage for lighting the lamp which was done in a traditional way.

As usual the programme started with prayer rendered by Divya Sharma & Group followed by Sharanu Siddhi Vinayaka & Vishwa Vinoothana by Gana Nrutya Kaustubha.  Later was a dedication to the super star of Sandalwood Cinema Dr.Rajkumar ’Ondu Sihi Nenapu’ beautifully presented by Veena Mallya & Girish of ADIS.  It was a song and dance performance by various couples cutely presented and applauded by the audience.  Soon after this was a Kannada song ’Entha Soundarya Nadu namma Karunadu’ melodiously presented by Donald Pinto & Group. Followed was ’Kavi Kanda Kannada’ dance by Nruthya Vidushi Rohini Ananth and Group graciously presented.


For the first time Abu Dhabi Karnataka Sangha announced and presented the ’Da Ra Bendre’ Award to the identified Kannadiga who promoted Kannada Language, Art & Heritage for three decades in this part of the world.  The maiden awardee is the Ace Kannadiga, Ex--President of Karnataka Sangha Dubai and Chief Editor of Gulfkannadiga.com, B.G. Mohandas fondly known as ’BG’ who was felicitated by the Ambassador of India to UAE, H.E. M.K. Lokesh, Padmashree Dr. B.R. Shetty, Shekar Shetty & Sarvotham Shetty with flower, fruits, shawl and award.


A well compiled profile brochure of those many regional associations of Karnataka in UAE who have donated blood for a good cause in UAE was prepared by Ex-President of Sharjah Karnataka Sangha, B.K. Ganesh Rai as a record of the support to this great cause by our Kannadiga’s to this land.  The same was released by Ambassador H.E. M.K. Lokesh & Dr. B.R. Shetty witnessed by the leaders and members of various Karnataka Associations in UAE.  Satish Venkataramana MD of Chilli Willy Trading who supported the donors with fruits and juices during the campaigns was also present on the stage and honoured.  The Brochure was later distributed by Dr. B.R. Shetty to H.E. M.K. Lokesh and Sarvotham Shetty on behalf of all Kannadigas.  The honors were done by B.K. Ganesh Rai himself.

Later Nrutya Vidhushi Rohini Ananth & Swapna Kiran were honored with mementos.  The Sponsors of the event along with Leaders of various Karnataka Associations and the Media representatives were invited on to the stage and honored with shawl by Dr. B.R. Shetty.


Various students from different parts of UAE who excelled in their studies with merit were invited on to the stage and honoured with medals by Dr. B.R. Shetty


Manohar Tonse introduced the very famous Ace Ventriloquist Magician Indushree Ravindran and her mother Manjula on to the stage and honoured them with shawl, flower and fruits.  Later Indushree took on the stage and grabbed the minds of the complete audience with her spell bound ventriloquism sarcastically presented together with her skilful hand movements.  The introduction of her famous puppet Dinku was surprisingly super and the flow of her spell was really flawless.  Indushree is arguably the best in the world and has recorded more than 3000 hours long shows, first Indian girl to perform double dummy & tripple dummy act, first Indian to give live TV shows, first Indian girl to perform Burnt Alive Act in India successfully and recorded her name in Limca and Guiness Book of World Records.

Indushree presentation was one before the lunch and the other after lunch.  Later her mother Manjula presented few Kannada songs melodiously and was appreciated by the audience.

Sumptuous buffet lunch was served to everyone at around 2 PM.


Later in the afternoon was  UAE level Kannada Folk Dance Competition and there were 7 contenders from various Teams of UAE.  All the contesting teams presented so beautifully one above another giving the judges difficult time to conclude with the marks.  All the participants showed the richness of our Kannada Folk and recorded that the folk is still alive in this part of the world.

Out of the 7 contesting Team, ’Suggi Kunitha’ by Kempegowda Thanda, choreographed by Jasmitha Vivek won first place.  ’Veera Ghaase’ by Sangolli Rayanna Thanda, choreographed by Subhash Bangera won second place and ’Jakanaka Thaithama’ by Rani Chenamma Thanda, choreographed by Asha Nair won third place.

’Vonake Obava Thanda’, ’Madakari Nayaka Thanda’, ’Krishnadevaraya Thanda’ ’Kuvempu Thanda’ were some of the other participants who gave sportive perfomances with small children, youths and elders in their teams.

In the choreography, Asha Nair won first place, Subhash Bangera second place and Jasmitha Vivek third place simultaneously.
The judges who ably judged the competition were Rohini Ananth, Swapna Kiran, Mangala Shetty & Dilip Devadiga who were honoured by Dr. Chandrakumari B.R. Shetty.

Lucky draw was conducted at the end of the programme and Jayaram Rai one of the Member of Abu Dhabi Karnataka Sangha distributed the prizes.

Manohar Tonse one of the senior committee Member compered the programme flawlessly along with his Team which was applauded.

Abu Dhabi Karnataka Sangha with the able leadership of Sarvotham Shetty concluded the day long varied programme successfully this year too with vote of thanks.

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