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Moodbidri: Ustad Amjad Ali Khan receives ‘Alva’s Virasat 2015 Award’

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Moodbidri, Jan 8: “Music connects the world and music is the realization of God and realization of art and culture,” said Ustad Amjad Ali Khan on Thursday January 8. 

He was speaking after receiving the ‘Alva’s Virasat 2015 Award’ at Alva’s College.

He also said, “In the 21st century, we expected peace and harmony because we have acquired so much education and super science. But we still kill people on account of religion. In our family, we feel connected with every soul and religion through music. We feel that we have a common God and a common race.” Khan said that he was humbled to see Dr Mohan Alva’s contribution to the field of education and Ayurveda.

State minister B Ramanath Rai, who inaugurated the event, in his address said, “Virasat is a unique programme which exhibits the art and culture of this nation. This programme will exhibit talents and the culture of artists in an innovative way to the people of society.”

Praising Dr Alva he said, “Dr Mohan Alva is an alternate name for Moodbidri. He has achieved a great deal in the field of education through his efforts and talent. This great extravaganza involved all classes of people in the society.”

Dr N Vinay Hegde, president, NITTE Education Trust, in his address, lauding Dr Alva for his immense contribution to the field of education, art, culture, and sports, said, “Alvas is one of the best campuses in the field of education in the country. It is impossible to describe Dr Alva’s contribution. He is unique and exceptional in his field. Through his immense contribution to the field of education, he has created many tolerant, great personalities".

Dr Alva welcomed the guests. Subhalakshmi Khan, wife of Ustad Amjad Ali Khan, V S Krishna Kumar, executive director of Canara Bank, Bangalore, P Jayaram Bhat, MD of Karnataka Bank, Nadija Dr G Shankar, president of G Shankar Family Trust, Dr M N Rajendra Kumar, president of SCDCC Bank, Amarnath Shetty, Suresh Bhandary, and Capt Ganesh Karnik were also present.

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  • Umeshchandra, Mangalore

    Sat, Jan 10 2015

    What good work? only money works here...sad to see that he called up on the stage only his relatives , friends and community people...

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    Fri, Jan 9 2015

    Great thinking People at GREAT thinking PLACE.

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  • yogesh, bombay

    Fri, Jan 9 2015

    Wah Ustaad wah!his interview over AIR was very good!aap ki kitni bhi tareef ki jaai kam hai

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  • Shekar Moily Padebettu, Udupi/India

    Fri, Jan 9 2015

    Well done and heartfelt congratulations Dr.Mohan Alva for organizing such a beautiful event in Moodbidri's Alva's camp.If Moodbidri is there in the world map,that is only because fo you and your selfless efforts.Hats off to you.You are trying to keep the place (Moodbidri) always alive in one way other.In organizing events like this and in sports field no match for you.It is really wonderful and amazing and I love to hear your name and your institutions name everywhere daily.Of course critics are inevitable and we cannot avoid.That is part and parcel of our life ever since we born.But I appreciate and laud better side of your good works.God bless you sir.You are great and contributed to the society in many ways and made Moodbidri's name very famous in world map and imprinted your name there.

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  • prem, mudubelle

    Fri, Jan 9 2015

    rai is there..but we miss you award distributor nd candle lighter oscar nd co. missing..g8 surprise,,

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  • vellano1, Mumbai

    Fri, Jan 9 2015

    Ustad Amjad Ali khan, is a great musician! I have had a chance of meeting him in a hotel lobby two years ago at Jaipur!... nice human being!! a future Bharat Ratna, for sure!..

    Btw, Alva is doing a commendable job!.. he never ceases to surprise me... however, he should change his dress designer! more south Indian dress will suit him.. or wear a western suit or a sherwaani! ... -) just a suggestion..! now dont pounce on me! :D

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