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Dubai: Students of Sri Bhuvanendra College, Karkala hold re-union


News: Shodhan Prasad

Dubai, Nov 9: Former students of the well-known Sri Bhuvanendra College, Karkala came together at a reunion in Dubai recently. The college re-union provided a unique opportunity for old friends to relive some of the fun of college days. The reunion at a foreign destination, along with family members was exciting for all.

The BCom batch of 1983-84 of Sri Bhuvanendra College, Karkala (SBC, Karkala) got together at City of Gold, Dubai along with their families between November 1 and 5. Prabhakar Kamath, managing director, KPI - Global, Dubai, a business advisory and accounting firm and Ravi Karkala, group finance and admin manager of Gorica Industries LLC, Dubai were the key persons who organized the five-day event in Dubai. Whereas back in India, Gurudutt Shanbhouge, a Bengaluru based businessperson, Ashok Shetty, Bengaluru based chartered accountant, Jnaneshwari, lecturer at Karnataka Polytechnic, Mangaluru and Prashant Karkala, a career banker provided the logistic support for the travel and other arrangements.



The reunion programme started with prayers rendered by Shilpa and Shetal followed by the inauguration. Dr M P Hrishikesh, director, CMR Institute for Business Studies, Bengaluru and Prof Nagaraj Nayak, head of the department of Commerce, Vijaya College, Mulky inaugurated the reunion at Hotel Raviz, Bank Street, Bur Dubai. In their speech, the two professors, reminisced their teaching days with the batch. They expressed their happiness over the professional success of their students and also the bond getting stronger among themselves and with their alma mater even after a gap of more than three decades.

Prof K Damodar Kini, founder principal of SBC, Karkala was fondly remembered .The guests released the souvenirs brought out on the occasion. Prabhakar Kamath welcomed the invitees from India. Ravi Karkala, Dubai outlined the programmes lined up during the stay in Dubai.

During their five-day stay in Dubai, the group had an extensive tour of the historic places of the City of Gold and also the neighboring Abu Dhabi. Besides, the group had a firsthand experience of the Arab culture, especially, dhow cruise, desert safari and traditional Arab dance and music.

The tour concluded with a fun-filled evening and dinner at Hotel Holiday Inn, Bur Dubai. As many as 47 persons, their families included, gathered for the reunion. The participants shared happy and sad moments in pursuit of their professional success and also their experience about the Dubai trip. Teachers and students dug out old memories with a new perspective.

The 1983-84 Commerce batch of SBC, Karkala has been holding such re-unions for quite some time. The first such re-union was officially held at Pilikula in Mangaluru in the year 2005. The then principal of SBC, Karkala, Prof Padmanabha Gowda, and Prof M Ramachandra had presided over the programme. Since then, the 1983-84 batch has been gathering at regular intervals at different places in India, albeit informally. The Dubai event is the sixth formal event and the first one overseas.

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  • Ravi Karkala, Karkala/Dubai

    Mon, Nov 13 2017

    Dear Mr. Shodhan, Mr. Walter, WE ARE ONE group sincerely appreciate and thank you both for publishing our Reunion as news item in Daijiworld and spreading news world wide. Regards

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  • MP hrishikesh, Bengaluru

    Sun, Nov 12 2017

    The reunion at the Golden City of Dubai’ created an island of happiness to me and my family as I had an opportunity to meet them and spend quality time with my first batch of B.com students.
    While remembering the almmater and the Doyen of education late K Damodar’Kini the founder Principal , we recollected the nostalgic memories.
    The beauty of the programme was everything was well planned, hassle free and worth experiencing. Experience has no finishing line. To all my dearest students, a big thank you and wish each one of you deserve the height of appreciation. God bless you, at the same time let us pay rich tributes to the most revered Principal K D Kini, all the Principals who succeeded him including the present Principal for upholding the rich traditions and values of SBC
    Kudos and cheers to everyone and especially Mr Prabhakar Kamath, Mr Ravindra, Mr Gurudath Shyanubhog, Mr Ashok, Jayaraj and Prashanth
    You have showed us worlds great tourist and cultural destination.Great journey after 33years.world is round, Hope to meet again.
    Dr M P Hrishikesh
    Director CMRCBS, Bengaluru

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  • Umesh Prabhu, Mumbai

    Thu, Nov 9 2017

    I am very fortunate and proud to be a classmate of 1983-84 batch of Sri Bhuvanendra college. It is an unbelievable since the trip is to a foreign country. No words to express gratitude to Ravi and Prabhkar Kamath. Their commitment and efforts to arrange is really admirable. Thanks to all my classmates. We are One and remain one for ever.

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  • Sayeeram, Karkala/ Goa

    Thu, Nov 9 2017

    Great effort Ravi You and Pabbi both have really worked hard. There is no doubt about it. .I know how difficult it is to organize such an event in a place like middle East .that too organize so beautifully, meticulously....ouch!!!! For us all ooked so easy and smooth..(Sorry I missed it man due to personal compulsion...Thanks for sharing photos, videos they all speak a lot) Not only reunion was in an overseas destination, but you both have made it really of an international Standard! I AM PRETTY SURE AND CONFIDENT A REUNION OF THIS LEVEL AND IN AN OVERSEAS DESTINATION​ ONLY ONE OF ITS KIND...FIRST OF ITS KIND... and now news is out in public domain... will certainly make others to think , work on and emulate this... YOU HAVE SET AN EXAMPLE...DEAR.God bless this unity of 83-84 batch long live...

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  • Sayeeram, Karkala/ Goa

    Thu, Nov 9 2017

    Great effort Ravi......You and Pabbi both have really worked hard. There is no doubt about it....I know how difficult it is to organize in a place like middle East...and to organize so beautifully, meticulously.... all looked so easy and smooth..(Sorry I missed it.man .due to personal compulsion...Thanks for sharing photos, videos .. and they all speak a lot)

    Not only reunion was in an overseas destination, but you both have made it really of an international Standard!!!!! I AM PRETTY SURE AND CONFIDENT A REUNION OF THIS LEVEL AND IN AN OVERSEAS DESTINATION​ ONLY ONE OF ITS KIND...FIRST OF ITS KIND... and now news is out in public domain... will certainly make others to think , work on and emulate this... YOU HAVE SET AN EXAMPLE...DEAR....

    God bless this unity of 83-84 batch long live...

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  • Laxmana Achar, Nandalike Karkala

    Thu, Nov 9 2017

    I am proud to feel that after 34 years we participated in this unique occasion beyond the teritory of our mother land.we wish our sincere thanks to all the supporting team behind this who made such a historic event to happen in the city of gold.

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  • Laxmana Achar, Nandalike Karkala

    Thu, Nov 9 2017

    I am proud to feel that after 34 years we participated in this unique occasion beyond the teritory of our mother land.we wish our sincere thanks to all the supporting team behind this who made such a historic event to happen in the city of gold.

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  • Jayanthi, Karkala

    Thu, Nov 9 2017

    Proud to be a part of such an amazing batch .. kudos !!

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  • Prashanth, Karkala

    Thu, Nov 9 2017

    Thise is wonderfull.we are proud of u .I am proud to be a bach mate of 83-84 of sbe collage. I never thinkd when i start my journy to dubai it could be world wide news but it was true when i see in the daijiworld.com.I realy thankfull to cordinaters of tour Mr.Ravindra Meangundi ,prabhkar kamath ,KPI ,Gurudath Shanboge and
    News provider daijiworld.com Phots and news coverd supper

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  • Ramesh Salian, Sanoor, murathangadi.( at present Mumbai

    Thu, Nov 9 2017

    This Dubai trip is One of the Memorable one. We are proud for our classmate at Dubai especially Ravi, prabhakar, Rina at dubai organusef this great event.
    We should also proud of being the students of Shri Bhuvanendra college and u its professors.
    We had a great tme at dubai in 5 days. Tha nks to all.

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  • Kumar K, Udupi

    Thu, Nov 9 2017

    Re - Union after 33 of college life at Dubai... Really great... heart touching..

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  • Ailine Carnelio, Karkala/Kuwait

    Thu, Nov 9 2017

    I am so lucky to attend the re-union held in Dubai "City of Gold" under the banner of We Are One. Truly with efforts of Mr. Ravi, Mr. Prabhakar Kamath, Mrs Prabhakar Kamath & Mr. Gurudatt all proved that We Are One. Enjoyed the 5 days stay in Dubai along with all my friends & Professors. Now waiting for next re-union. Kudos to Sri Bhuvanendra College, Karkala

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  • Ganesh Kotian, Karkala

    Thu, Nov 9 2017

    Kudos to Mr. Ravi Shettigar and your batch mates.

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  • Bhaskar, Mangalore

    Thu, Nov 9 2017

    Glad to know that the 1983-84 batch of my almamater made a record of sorts by organising their reunion in Dubai!It is an inspiration for all of us who studied in this great college!

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