Mangaluru, Nov 30: The valedictory event of MRPL Kannada Rajyotsava's 2023 celebration was held on November 26 at MERC Hall MRPL. Senior Kannada poet B R Lakshman Rao and the first female Yakshgana Bhagavatha Leelavathi Bypadithaya were the chief guests. On the occasion, 10 retired Kannada teachers from the neighbouring schools were felicitated.
The procession of goddess Bhuvaneshwari was undertaken in MRPL township as part of the celebration. Homage was given to Marty Captain M V Pranjal during the procession, with a tableau of his sacrifice leading the procession. Famous folk artists such as Veeragaase, Pili Vesha, Chande, and Kaldka Bombe performed during the procession. A cultural extravaganza presented by the Alvas College Team enthralled the entire audience.
Activities like a blood donation camp, various contests and two MRPL employees' dramas were the month-long celebration's highlights.
Rajeev H S and Suresh K Rao, both chief general managers, were present on the occasion. Manjunath H V presented the report on Rayotsava's activities. Sampath Kumar HC delivered the vote of thanks. Navin Shankar Naik compered.