Daijiworld News Network - Mangalore - with inputs and pics from Raymond D’Cunha Taccode
Moodbidri, Feb 26: Call it the spice of the coastal districts, the Kambala’s have in them a charm of their own. On Saturday February 25, the ‘Jaya-Vijaya Jodu Kare Kambla’ took off at a colourful ceremony here at Edu near Hosmar Naravi.
This time the Kambla was hosted by the Navodaya Gram Vikas Charitable Trust of the South Canara District Central Co-operative bank under the leadership of Karnataka State Apex Bank president M N Rajendra Kumar.
The Kambla was inaugurated by Miyar Jamiya Masjid president Mohammed Gause. Edu Mujillaya temple priest Krishna Tantri, Edu gram panchayat president Ratnakara Acharya and P Jayaraja Kajava were present at the occasion.
Later in the evening a the stage programme was organized which was participated by M N Rajendra Kumar, Karkala MLA Sunil Kumar, Moodbidri MLA Abayachandra Jain, APMC member Dr Santhosh Kumar Shetty and Karkala taluk panchayat president Vikram Hegde.
Jeevadas Adyantaya of Vishal Travels, Eduguttu Muniraja Jain, Nuralbettu Vijayakumar, Edu Padyaru Ashok Kumar Jain and M Jayavarma Jain were also present on the stage.
The specialty of the Jaya-Vijaya Jodu Kare Kambla is that the buffalo race is held in a field with dual tracks, which gives it name the ‘Jodu Kare’. The competitions are held in 6 categories- Negilu Junior, Negilu Senior, Hagga Junior, Hagga Senior, Adda Halage, and Kane Halage. The first prize winner gets 16 grams gold, while the second prize winner is given 8 grams of gold.