Mumbai: DVS Hails Bunts for Self-respect, Hard Work

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Daijiworld Media Network – Mumbai (SP)

Mumbai, Dec 12: Karnataka Chief Minister, D V Sadananda Gowda (DVS), hailed the Bunt community for conserving the refinement, customs, and traditions inherited from the ancestors, and continuing to practice them even after shifting their bases to Mumbai. “Bunts are in general, maintain self-respect, and put in hard work. Wherever they live, they come up in life by not losing heart and working hard,” he noted.

He was speaking after participating as the chief guest, at the sixth anniversary function of Mulund Bunts on Saturday December 10 evening at Mahakavi Kalidas Hall in Mulund (west) in the metro. Gowda was not deterred by the protests and opposition expressed to his visit by the Shiv Sena activists.

The function was presided over by Nagriguttu Vivek Shetty, president of Mulund Bunts. Nitte University vice chancellor, Prof M Shantaram Shetty, and working president of All Cargo Global Logistics, Shashikiran Shetty, were the honorary guests. All of them joined in lighting the lamp as a mark of inaugurating the function.

The policemen provided tight security to the hall because of the security concerns created by the anger expressed by Shiva Sainiks against what they term as statements made by Karnataka leaders against Marathi-speaking community of Belgaum. DVS, who arrived at the venue with a delay of nearly three hours, was received by the audience with aggressive applause. DVS was welcomed with Aarati, and felicitated.

“The Tulu-Kannadigas have always have a strong sense of belonging to their language and culture. They should lead a model life and have ideal thinking towards building the society, state, and the country. Being good individually paves way for stronger society. I invite you to point out my follies if any, towards becoming more efficient in discharging my duties,” Gowda said.

Dr Shantaram Shetty, in his address, noted that Bunts have since times unknown, been land lords and leaders in rural places. “In spite of the fact that Bunts have progressed by spreading their presence to foreign countries and bigger cities, surveys have mentioned about the presence of uneducated and homeless people among the Bunts. We should come to their rescue. We should shun the bad systems like dowry. Let organizations like Mulund Bunts pave way for the creation of an ideal society,” he wished.

Shashikiran Shetty and Nagriguttu Vivek Shetty too addressed the gathering.  On the occation, Sadananda Gowda felicitated outgoing president of the organization, Aikala Harish Shetty, Bansuri Ratnakar Shetty, Sudhakar Hegde of ‘Suyog’, Nagriguttu Vivek Shetty, his wife, Sandhya V Shetty, and their children, Varsha Vivek and Varna Vivek. Karnataka Coastal Development Authority chairman and former minister, B Nagaraja Shetty, leading statesman, M D Shetty, Sudhakar Y Shetty of ‘Aahaaar’, sandalwood music director, Gurukiran, Bunts Sangha Mumbai president, Shankar B Shetty, Bombay Bunts Association president, Ratnakar V Shetty, ‘Jawaab’ president, Raghu L Shetty, Anand P Shetty, Sadanand Poonja, Dr Prashant Marla, Charan Singh Safra, Mahesh Shetty of Mahesh Tutorials, Balakrishna P Bhandary, Chandrashekhar R Belchada, Vinay Manohar Madvi, Tonse Jayakrishna Shetty, Prakash B Bhandary, and many Bunt leaders were also honoured. Mementoes were handed over to talented children.

Joint secretaries of the organization, Prabhakar N Shetty and Anant K Adyantaya, joint treasurer, Hemant V Shetty, deputy working president of womens’ wing, Sarala R Shetty, secretary, M Mamata M Shetty, treasurer, Meenakshi R Shetty, joint secretary, Soni R Shetty, joint treasurer, Roopa J Shetty, and various heads of committees were present at the dais. The cultural programmes, organized under the direction of working president of women’s wing, Sujata K Shetty, and vice president, B Srinivas Shetty, were presented by Rahsmi Adyantaya and Sugriya V Shetty.

Vinoda R Chowta rendered the prayer. Secretary, Palimar Vasant N Shetty, presented the annual report of the organization. Convener, Suresh B Shetty, welcomed. Vice president, Dr Satyaprakash Shetty, treasurer, K Jaya Sooda and former secretary, L Prakash Shetty, introduced the guests. Teacher, B Ramachandra Rao Bantwal, Bhaskar Kukkuvalli, and Harish Vasu Shetty compered the meeting programme. B Srinivas Shetty proposed vote of thanks.

A variety programme of dances, cultural, and entertainemtnprogrammes including a Tulu comedy mini play, ‘Gamatmini Kendardam’ were presented on the occasion.


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  • RAJ, Mangalore

    Tue, Dec 13 2011

    To GERALD, Modankap-Bantwal Who said English belongs to christians??? What year we are in it is just 2011 After Death.. Imagine civilization not only 2011 year old.. there were lot of powerful religions before christians.. I am not supporting any religion also not degrading any religion. Just want to let you know that Englis is not only for christians.

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  • Suresh Hegde, Mumbai

    Tue, Dec 13 2011

    Mr.Harsha Malhotra

    It's waste of time to advise Ms.Lydia. Leave her alone. Let her own God will guide in right way. What you mentioned is absolutely correct.

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  • Shridhar Shetty, Kaup/Abu Dhabi

    Tue, Dec 13 2011

    Harsha Malhotra/Mangalore/New Delhi,

    I appreciated your comment. Informed in detail what's going around in the world. I don't think so Lydia will agree on it as she has to be stubborn .

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  • ADS, kodial

    Tue, Dec 13 2011

    Harsh Malhotra is outsider and has no knowledge of what he is talking about. This northy always bullying that is the attitude of them even most of them are like this character. IN the past south people had tough time with these people and now south is dominating even in Central govt whereas these punji's are low in volume so this character talks on this forum. People such character should be ignored completely

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  • Sachin, Mangalore

    Mon, Dec 12 2011

    Bunts are the only community where they have not taken sanctions or donations from any Govt in Karnataka Its the had work & will power that has paid off. HAts off Bunts

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  • Melvin Mendonca, kUNDAPUR

    Mon, Dec 12 2011

    come on ..... Lydia,... Harsa Malohotra is a not a kannadia he is North indian , how he is having the feeling towerds kanndigas.

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  • GERALD, Modankap-Bantwal

    Mon, Dec 12 2011


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  • Harsha Malhotra, Mangalore/New Delhi

    Mon, Dec 12 2011

    Ms.Lydia Lobo, Kadri...already i have told you..problem of biharis/kanndigas/madrasis/'s just a matter of fact for some's not at all big you people bombarding roman catholics in ireland..!!

    Up to now nothing has happened in india as compare to other parts of world..where in people are doing genocide in lacs and not thousands..People like you are creating problem for nothing..and yourself digging pit to fall...!!

    Protestant church are pouring lots of money to malign roman catholics..and to wipe out completely...Just grow-up before commenting anything non sense..!!

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  • Lydia Lobo, Kadri

    Mon, Dec 12 2011

    Oh great Indian Malhotra,

    Then why did it not occur to you to enlighten Thackerey not to drive out Biharis and Bunts ? Or, not to abuse an award winner from Karnataka ? You lived in Karnataka for how long time ? Was Thackery sending you the food ?

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  • GERALD, Modankap-Bantwal

    Mon, Dec 12 2011


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  • Harsha Malhotra, Mangalore/New Delhi

    Mon, Dec 12 2011

    Ms.Lydia Lobo, Kadri..

    that's the problem with you.. you are distinguishing each and and every thing. by there religion/sects/region/language/caste..for me everybody same..and my country first and foremost..i am indian...from which you fall apart..!! better just try to come out of it..!!

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  • Lydia Lobo, Kadri

    Mon, Dec 12 2011

    Harsha Malhotra,

    I am a Kannadiga and am concerned when an outsider is insulting a Kannadiga. You find your stand and refrain from interfering in others matters ! Thackereys are not saints - ask a Bihari if you have doubts !

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  • rajeev, mangalore

    Mon, Dec 12 2011


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  • GERALD, Modankap-Bantwal

    Mon, Dec 12 2011


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  • Harsha Malhotra, Mangalore/New Delhi

    Mon, Dec 12 2011

    Ms.Lydia Lobo, Kadri...

    whatever it may be..after all bal thackeray saheb and sadanand gawda..are belonged to one family..aakhir..chote-mote jhagade hothe rahte hai..!! by the way where you people stand...!!

    may be you do not know about a former yugoslavia.. war erupted between orthodox christian and croatian roman catholics..but ethnic cleansing happened of muslims..(bosnia)..!!! it's called tactic!!!you won't understand..!!

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  • Lydia Lobo, Kadri

    Mon, Dec 12 2011

    Dinesh Sir,

    Bal Thakery is not doing a social work either. This Bajao Pungi, Bhagao Lungi was hooted against very bunts who run food outlets successfully in Mumbai. Moreover, he called to break Shri Kambhar's spine (kambar thoda) over being awarded Jnaan Peeth Award.

    BJP alone is not a concern of Kannadigas young man, if not DVS, the public cannot go in hoards to gerao Thakrey ?? Can we ?

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  • GERALD, Modankap-Bantwal

    Mon, Dec 12 2011


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  • Vincy, Bangkok

    Mon, Dec 12 2011

    .With due respect to all Hindu community, the Bunts are more united and use only one platform though they have use many surnames.

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  • Dinesh Poojary, Kundapura/Bengaluru

    Mon, Dec 12 2011

    Lydia Lobo, Kadri

    DVS has gone there to represent our state people, not for his personal benefit..

    You always want to see downfall of all BJP men.Yeddy is making his efforts to get DVS won.

    Don't think ugly always and mislead Daiji readers... Keep yourself apart from unnecessary affairs.. Be true to yourself..

    Understood sir...???

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  • Mike, KSA

    Mon, Dec 12 2011

    At this juncture, let me point out, one of the noteworthy thing I have noticed with this community, is that their Unity. If "WE" have to come up in the society, better "WE" too, adopt this good virtue, dispelling the jealousy.

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  • Bulsam, Mangalore

    Mon, Dec 12 2011

    Bunts are one of the vibrant communities in Mumbai. I wish them good luck and wish that they invest a portion of their hard earned wealth to industrialise Tulu Nadu as well as promoting tourism in the region with proper united planning and Govt support.

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  • Lydia Lobo, Kadri

    Mon, Dec 12 2011

    Oh ! No wonder Yeddy is hatching a coup there in Karnataka ! Hasmukh Chai is in Mumbai !

    Will you at the same time pay a visit to Bal Thackery who hooted 'Bajao Pungi, Bhagao Lungi' and questioned Jnaan Peeth Puraskar to Shri Kambhar ?

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  • Lancelot N Tauro, Manglore - Doha Qatar

    Mon, Dec 12 2011

    Mukhyamanri D.S.Gowd're eer panpuna 100% sari... Keep it up Bunts. Bunts contributions specially in restaurants in Mumbai appreciated.

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