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Brilliant Bunts Qatar Annual Day dazzles Doha

Brilliant Bunts Qatar Annual Day dazzles Doha

Daijiworld Media Network - Doha

Doha, Apr 7: Bunts Qatar celebrated their first annual day on Friday April 5 at the Al Jazeera Academy in Doha, Qatar with a gala ceremony. The celebration which began at 5 pm had a delightful tinge of culture and tradition. It is an annual event for the Bunts of Qatar to come together as one family and this year being the first gathering, the celebration was very grand and festive. It was a perfect blend of dazzling cultural and festive extravaganza.

The evening began with a welcome note by the young and energetic host of the evening Akshera Rai. She introduced the orchestra singers Jagraj Rai and Soumya Bhat who were specially flown in from Mangalore for the event. Soumya started off with a prayer song, followed by an orchestra number from Jagraj.

Padma Bhushan Dr B M Hegde, the chief guest of the evening along with the guests of honour Sarvotham Shetty, president UAE Bunts, K D Shetty, chairman, Bhavani Shipping Lines along with the presidents of Karnataka Associations in Qatar were escorted by the Bunts Qatar president and philanthropist Ravi Shetty, vice-president Prakash Chandra Ajila, general secretary Navneeth Shetty, treasurer Dhananjay Shetty, sports secretary Uday Shetty, cultural secretary Akshatha Hegde, ladies coordinator Vijaya Shetty, joint secretary Roshan Shetty on an inaugural procession along with other office-bearers of the Bunts Qatar, with traditional beating of drums. All the organizers were dressed in traditional attires.

Welcome dance choreographed by Akshaya was performed vibrantly by Shristi, Samiksha, Diya, Rachana, Priyanka, Sanvi, Dwiti and Shika. This was followed by the traditional lighting of the lamp by the dignitaries and guests.

There were a host of cultural events like songs, skit, group dances which gave the event a traditional touch and were liked and appreciated by everyone. The children had the audience engrossed with their talents. Small wonders danced to the tunes of Jai Ho choreographed by Akshatha, comprising Moksha, Diya, Kashvi, Samiya, Arnav, Abhiman, Nirvaan, Anvith and Dhruv. Young budding singers Sanjeet, Shristhi, Sanvi and Priyanka mesmerized the audience with beautiful Kannada numbers and Sathyam Shivam Sundaram. Sharath, Hemanth, Mahesh Bolar choreographed the number Desi Boys for Sarvad, Pranav, Prachet, Pratham, Sahil, Sanjeet, Srishanth and Ahaan. Chikni Chameli choregraphed by Sharmila was performed by Sharmila, Chaitali, Akshaya, Jevika, Nidhi and Akshatha. Girls' dance was choeroegraphed by Chaitali, dancers were Priyanka, Sanvi, Dwiti, Shika, Punya and Ashna. Young girls performed the Krishna dance choregraphed by Chaitali and performed by Shristi, Samiksha, Diya, Rachana and Krisha. The iceing on the cake was the Tulu comedy skit performed by Vijay Kumar Rai, Chandrashekar Shetty, Rajesh Shetty, Sandeep Rai, Praveen Shetty and Yashjith provided the backstage support.

The stage programme commenced with president Ravi Shetty extendig a warm welcome to all gathered for the evening. Amidst immense applause, chief guest Padma Bhushan Prof Dr B M Hegde rendered a thought provoking speech to the gathering. He emphasized that one should not give importance to money but authenticity, and that culture is what you do when no one is looking at you. "The philosophy of Bunts should be to do what you say," he stressed. He also asked the community to be friends with the local community and be grateful to them and to invite them to such events.

Dr Vishwanath Shetty briefed the audience about Dr Hegde after which he was felicitated by Bunts Qatar. Guests of honour Sarvotham Shetty and K D Shetty also spoke on the occasion and praised Bunts Qatar for their initiative in organizing this event and also congratulated them on their service to the community. Guests of honour K M Varghese, chairman, Advisory Panel, ICC, Sarvotham Shetty, and K D Shetty were felicitated with mementos by Bunts Qatar.

General secretary Navneeth Shetty presented the annual report to the gathering. To commemorate this memorable occasion a Souvenir ‘GARI’ was released by the chief guest. Souvenir committee Prakash Ajila, Ravi Shetty, Rammohan Rai, Deepak Shetty and Vijay Rai were invited to the dias for the release.

Outstanding Community Service Award for the year 2011-2012 was presented to Milan Arun for her contribution to the community in Qatar. Milan in her speech thanked the Bunts Community for giving her the honour.

Mementoes were presented to the community members who have extended their special contribution to Bunts Qatar. Recipients were Sandeep Shetty and Akshatha Hegde for the design of Bunts Qatar logo; N Manjunath, a prominent Kannada exponent from Karnataka Sangha Qatar for his community service in promoting Kannada language by sparing his valuable time and teaching Kannada to expartiate children; Dr Rajeeth for proposing the name "GARI" for Bunts Qatar Souvenir, community activist Iqbal Manna and Daijiworld for the media service to Bunts Qatar from its inception, Dhananjay Rai for his outstanding volunteer service, guest artistes Jagaraj Rai and Sowmya Bhat. All participants of the cultural programme were felicitated with mementoes for their performance during the event.

Cultural secretary Akshata Hegde proposed the vote of thanks. Orchestra team of Soumya and Jayraj sang some peppy Hindi and Kannada numbers that kept the audience entertained, and the evening concluded with sumptuous dinner organized by Bunts Qatar. All Bunts, friends and well-wishers from other community residing in Qatar participated and interacted joyously till midnight, and returned home fondly hoping that the legacy of the annual Qatar Bunts gathering continues. Such gathering not only revives Bunts' uniqueness but also preserves and promotes ethnic and enriching heritage of coastal Karnataka.

The committee members, under the able guidance of the President Ravi Shetty, have impeccably conducted and devoted all their efforts undauntedly towards the success of the event.

Presidents of Karnataka associations and prominent members of community Milan Arun, Iqbal Manna, Divakar Poojary, Ramachandra Shetty, Sunil D'Silva, Seethram Shetty, Munjunath Shetty, Deepak Shetty, Arun Kumar, Asmath Ali, Vivian D'Souza, community associations committee members and invited guests were present for the event.


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  • Dr B Rajeeth Shetty, mangaluru/Al Dawah

    Wed, Apr 10 2013

    Thank you Alex and Daiji world for the summary of our grand event. Its been said Athiti Devo Bava. I will carry all the cherished moments of interacting with great Men and women of DOHA GUTHU, with a special mention to Alex and family,Manere, Mrs and Mr Anil Kumar,Mr Boloor and family,Dr Kundri,naykere,ananda-Sandesh and kiran and bothers and sisters of my Doh Guthu. We will definitely incorporate the advice of Professor BM Hegde,Sarvotham Shetty From UAE. I had the opportunity to talk to DR BM Hegde, KD Shetty,Sarvotham Shetty. One word strikes me -The Enthusciasm in the eyes of the persons mentioned above.These qualities were also seen in our Bunts Qatar Team lead By Ravianna. Ravianaa,Ajilere,Navaneeth,Dhanajay,Uday,Roshan,Akshatha and Vijaya you all did a Fantabulous job. Cheers.
    To Daiji world, i would disagree with your Disagree button. I would like to know why some person has to disagree without a reason and prefer that the disagree button to be removed.

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    Tue, Apr 9 2013

    Congrates to Ravi Anna & Team,and all bunts in Qatar on conducting successfully the First Bunts Annual Day.

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    Mon, Apr 8 2013

    Congratulations Ravi shetty and team. Good show keep it up.

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  • A.JAYARAM SHETTY, Mangalore

    Mon, Apr 8 2013

    Bunts, by birth inherited characteristic features like organising capacities,leadership qualities and as such bunts from Qatar can in no way be exception,and they have rightly exhibited their inner potential.Congrates.

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  • Sarvotham Shetty, Pareeka - Abu Dhabi

    Mon, Apr 8 2013

    Congratulations to Ravi Anna and entire organising committee for the great show. The cultural programmes from children, specially young singers and ladies dance were superb. Some of the organisers like Prakashanna, Uday, Santosh, Deepak, Roshan and many did their job well and nodoubt they are the leaders for the future. On behalf of UAE BUNTS my best wishes to BUNTS Qatar and its members. GOD bless.

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  • Rammohan M. Rai, Qatar

    Mon, Apr 8 2013

    I would like to thank the President and his team for a wonderful evening and a befitting show to celebrate the 1st Annual Day of Bunts Qatar. The cultural show was a delight and Dr. BM Hegde was a pleasure to listen to.

    The whole team has definitely burnt the midnight oil to make this happen. We salute you. We look forward to Bunts Qatar growing in strength and making great contribution to society, in the days to come.

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  • Nanag Shetty, Kinnigoly , oman

    Mon, Apr 8 2013

    Congratulation and best wishes to Qatar Bunts.

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    Sun, Apr 7 2013

    Congratulations to Bunts Qatar team lead by Ravi anna and his energetic M C members and members for organizing a enthralling Event the 1st Annual day of Bunts Qatar. Wish you all the best and Best wishes for your future endeavors .

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  • Uday Shetty (C), Mundkur-Mulki/Doha

    Sun, Apr 7 2013

    It was a great experience to excecute the event along with our dynamic team under the dynamic leadership of our Bunts Qatar President Ravi Anna. We are proud to have achieved our mega milestone.

    A million thanks for all the Bunts Qatar members & all the chief guest who made it for the mega event & gracing the occasion.

    A big thank you to all the kids & ladies who displayed their talent in singing & dancing under the excellent choreography of Akshaya, Chaitali & Akshata.

    "Akshata" our cultural secretary. Midas Touch" great show sister keep it up.... :)

    Shekar, Vijay, Sandeep & Rajesh.
    superb act..

    Bunts Qatar MC Team Rocks!!!!!!

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  • Seetharam shetty, Boloor/Doha

    Sun, Apr 7 2013

    Congratulations Bunts Qatar Managing committee and the dynamic enthusiastic leader Mr Ravianna to conducting the first buts annual day celebration in Qatar.The variety of programme is enthralled whole crowds. The light energy and the power of the entire programme is Padma Bhushan Dr.B M Hegde every word of his speech is deeply touching the heart.The special attraction of Panchvadyam is really mindblowing. Thank you Daijiworld and Mr Alex for your wonderful converage.

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  • Della Rego, Mangalore, Qatar

    Sun, Apr 7 2013

    Congratulations to Bunts Qatar for celebrating your first annual day. Wishing you all good luck for the years to come and may your association grow larger and achieve all the success.

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  • Thonse Prakash Rao, Thonse/Qatar

    Sun, Apr 7 2013

    Congratulation to Bunts Qatar for well organised function under the dynamic leadership/President Mr. Ravianna & M C members. All events was well set, keep it up & Also congrat's to Mrs Milan Arun for receiving Outstanding Community Service Award for the year 2011-2012 from Bunts Qatar.

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  • Deepak shetty, qatar

    Sun, Apr 7 2013

    Congratulations to Bunts Qatar team lead by Ravi anna, vice president Ajila, navneeth, Dhananjay, Uday, Roshan,Akshata, vijaya and all the members who worked very hard for weeks to organise fantastic 1st Annual day celebration.

    Padma Bhushana Dr.B.M.Hegde made us realise the hard facts of life. Sarvotham anna and K D Shetty reminded us of our culture.

    Very good begining. Keep the momentum going. I am sure under the leadership of Ravi anna, Sangha will reach further glories in near future. I wish them all the best.

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    Sun, Apr 7 2013

    it was an amazing show and had great time with bunts frnds in at the Al Jazeera Academy Doha.president Ravi Shetty is star and thanks for great show.

    special thanks to members of Bunts Qatar for hard work and contribution to Bunts Qatar.

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