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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