Bahrain: Yeddi, Shobha to Participate in Kannada Festival
Ronald F D'Souza
Daijiworld Media Network - Bahrain
Dubai, Nov 10: THE Chief Minister of the southern Indian state of Karnataka, B S Yeddyurappa, will be a special guest at the annual festival of Kannada Sangha, Bahrain, it was confirmed by Bahrain Kannada Sangha president Austin Santosh to daijiworld.
As announced earlier, Kannada Vaibhava will be held on November 14 at Bahrain Keraleeya Samajam's Diamond Jubilee Hall in Manama.
The one-day event, starting at 4pm, will showcase the art and culture of Karnataka.
Leading personalities from the film, television, education, philanthropy and political fields are being specially flown in for the event.
Medical Education Minister Ramachandra Gowda, Panchayatraj and Rural Development Minister Shobha Karand-laje and Karkala constituency member Gopal Bhandary are the other special invitees.
Leading media personalities Satish Pai and his wife Sandhya will be guests of honour, while Indian Ambassador Balkrishna Shetty will be the chief guest.
Leading TV actor Ravi Shankar, presently famous for his debut performance in the super hit Kannada film Payana (Journey), and his singer wife Sangeetha will perform at the event.
Meanwhile, leading choreographer Sahana Bhat arrived last night in Bahrain to train young Sangha artistes for a special ballet to be performed on the occasion.
The ballet will be based on Hindu epic Ramayana. "We are very grateful to Chief Minister Yeddyurappa for having accepted our invitation," said Sangha president Austin Santhosh.