Udupi: Nandalike-Bolar duo opens first 'Apna Village Mart' at Padubidri

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Daijiworld Media Network – Udupi (SB)

Udupi, Jan 18: Walter Nandalike, founder, Daijiworld Media Pvt Ltd, and Aravind Bolar, well known comedian and actor, inaugurated the brand new ‘Apna Village Mart’ at Gadiyar’s Arcade, Padubidri here, on Monday January 18.

The Nandalike-Bolar duo is popular in every household in the coastal region through Daijiworld TV's Tulu comedy talk show 'Private Challenge'.

Apna Village Mart is first of the several chain village mart outlets planned by the Apna V Care Pvt Ltd management.

Fr Roque D’Souza, parish priest, St Pius X Church Palimar; P G Narayan Rao, Paatri, Bhramastana, Padubidri; Janab Haji S M Abdul Hameed Madani, Khateeb Padubidri Masjid; Vinay Kumar Sorake, former MLA, and Fr Ronald Miranda, parish priest, Yermal church, were present as guests.

Inaugurating the supermarket, Walter Nandalike said, “I am lucky to inaugurate this huge and well-planned supermarket. Those who are well experienced in business are behind ‘Apna Village Mart’. They understood the need of a supermarket for people in and around Padubidri and came out with a new venture. They are ready to prove that any business is destined to succeed when few successful people come together. The directors of Apna Village Mart have already gained huge success and reputation in their other businesses. Now through this new venture, they have brought ideas together. If people of Padubidri area support them, their success is guaranteed. So I request all who have gathered here and also those who come to know about this mart should spread the news. I wish all success to the directors, staff and customers of Apna Village Mart. I wish in upcoming days Apna Village Mart will grow as a chain of supermarkets.”

Wishing the management the very best, Aravind Bolar said, “I am very happy witness the grand opening of ‘Apna Village Mart’. A few business veterans have brought this venture for the people of Padubidri. I think this is the first-of-its-kind supermarket in this area and will definitely attract people in and around Padubidri. I request everyone to visit the new mart which offers a wide range of products like grocery, vegetables, fruits, dry fruits, fish, meat, toys and many more. Let this hypermarket burgeon all over the district. I wish the management the best.”

Fr Roque D’Souza led a prayer and blessed the mart premises. Directors Francis D’Souza, Gadiyar, Jithendra Furthado, Suvarna, and Diany Cutinha were present. Francis D’Souza welcomed the guests and gathering.

Apna Village Mart has all types of domestic commodities such as fruits, vegetables, spices, grains, pulses, soap and shampoo, dental care products, sanitary products, imported chocolates, detergents, bakery products, stationery, kitchen appliances, kitchenware, non- stick items, steel utensils, ice cream, juice, beverages, snacks, meat and meat products, decorative items and home cleaning appliances at competitive prices.


Apna Village Mart
Gadiyar’s Arcade, 7-18A
NH 66, Nadsal Village, Padubidri








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  • Johnson Coutinho, Palimar/Mira road

    Tue, Jan 19 2021

    Kudos to all Directors !!!! Your new shopping mall is the incarnation of your dreams, hard work, and effort. Without any of these, it wouldn’t have been possible for you to establish your new venture. With your sheer dedication and hard work, you have proved yourself to the world. A big congratulation to you on your achievement!

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  • Jigmig, Mangalore

    Tue, Jan 19 2021

    "Tumari Jodi amar rahe" Walter and Bolar you both spread happiness wherever you go :)

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  • Wilban Dsouza, Mulki/sharjah

    Tue, Jan 19 2021

    Congratulations Jeetendra
    👏 👏, 👏

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  • Anthony D'Silva, Udayavara / Fujairah, UAE

    Tue, Jan 19 2021

    Congratulations to the directors of Apna village Mart. We wish them all the success.

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  • Rohan Karkera, Mangaluru

    Mon, Jan 18 2021


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  • Paul dsouza, balakunje

    Mon, Jan 18 2021


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  • Langoolacharya., Belman / Washington, DC.

    Mon, Jan 18 2021


    ‘Apna Village Mart’ looks good and promising...Belman 12 KMs away from Padubidri , being highway perhaps it takes about 15-20 minutes to reach...People of Belman can buy the items from here rather than going to Udupi which is 35 KMs and Mangalore 50 KMs....Even better if they open ‘Apna Village Mart’ branch in Belman as well....

    Hope prices are competitive as well...


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  • Rita, Germany

    Tue, Jan 19 2021

    Langooji,yes instead of only suggesting why dont you think of coming forward and install one.No need of going far .Second Belman and Nandalike walas can sell their veg,fruits in the market,instead of taking far.People too can buy fresh veggie there .Why should Belman walas stay back ne?I too will send some vegetable from here.Cynthia will bring her basale or something else.

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  • Cynthia, Kirem

    Tue, Jan 19 2021

    Rita, I feel your basale is best if you send from Germany to your proposed Langoolacharya's Apna mart.....You too join him on partnership basis as you both belong to Belman... Do something for your native people..... You were about to send your basale to Lan Sir to Washington... Did you send??

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  • Rita, Germany

    Tue, Jan 19 2021

    Cynthia,kirem,no cynthi,till it reaches USA it might fadeaway and cant be used.I think we will make one union ,and send him Kuwalo .are in planning.

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  • Cynthia, Kirem

    Tue, Jan 19 2021

    Madam, By the time he gets your kuwalo, it will be smashed into pieces and will rot...its not an good Idea to send kuwalo..send your homegrown basale....

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  • Lester Rosario, Kankanady / Doha-Qatar

    Mon, Jan 18 2021

    Congratulations Francis...…..

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