Report: Shodhan Prasad
Ajman, Sep 29: Margadeepa Sanskrathika Samithi successfully concluded their 9th year’s Sarvajanika Shree Ganeshotsava Celebration with traditional fervor on September 25 in Indian Association Hall, Jurf here attended by a large number of devotees.
The day-long programme started with Ganahoma and went on until mahapooja in the noon with Maha Annadana and later did the Ganapathi Visarjan keeping the tradition alive.
The stage function started later with guests from India including former minister Krishna J Palemar, who inaugurated the function and spoke a few words. FormerMLA Raghupathi Bhat, Mattaru Ratnakar Hegde and the delegation of Vishwa Gita Paryaya Samithi who came from Udupi and who lighted the auspicious lamp during inauguration were also honoured during the programme along with the sponsors and various leaders of community.
Margadeepa Samithi’s President Ajith Korakodu, vice president Sandeep Rao, general secretary Mahesh Chandragiri, treasurer Rajesh Rao, Utsava Samiti president Sugandhraj Bekal and founder president Prabhakar Ambalthere spoke on the event and briefed on the Samiti’s past 25 years celebrations remembering all those who have helped to conduct successfully. Srinivas Krishnapura conducted the programme as master of ceremony.
In the evening, the cultural programme started with Bhakti Rasamanjari, Bhajans, Nrityabhajans and later ‘Kalasha Pooja’ with Band Vadya. The cultural part of the programme was conducted by Aarati Adiga as master of ceremony.
Maha Annadana was distributed to all the devotees at the end of the celebration,
The Bhajan group included Margadeepa Sanskratika Samithi, Om Shree Bhajana Vrida Dubai, Aadyathmika Samithi Kannada, Sharjah & Ramakshatriya Sangha UAE. In the Bhakti Rasamanjari programme, Ramachandra Bedradka, Yuvaraj Devadiga, Dr Santosh Kemmunje and Shaurya Santosh rendered soul touching devotional songs. Bharatanatyam was presented by the students of Golden Star Music Fine Arts Sharjah and Dance Nritya Priya Thanda also presented other dances.
This year, on the occasion of silver jubilee of Sanskratika Samiti during the Sarvajanika Ganeshotsava, Vishwanath Bekal, Dinesh Bekar and Prabhakar Ambalthare were specially honoured. Also couple Satish Hangaluru were felicitated as a special honour.
The committee at the end thanked and felicitated all the devotees, donors and press members for their contribution in the success of the day-long programme.