Rons Bantwal for Daijiworld News Network
Sangli, Jun 19: The preparatory programme of Suvarna Karnataka cultural fest was held at the Tulunad Samskritika Bhavana at Miraj near Sangli recently. The programme was organized by Maharashtra Kannada Sahitya Parishat in cooperation with Gowda Saraswat Samaj, Sangli.
Chandrashekara Patel (Champa) presided over the meet, while hotelier Srinivas J Bhat was the chief guest.
Pradeep Kumar Kalkura, president, Kannada Sahitya Parishad Dakshina Kannada district, H B L Rao, president, Kannada Sahitya Parishad Maharshtra unit, P S Prabhu, president, Gowda Saraswat Brahmana Samaja, Sangli, Dr Nitin Nayak, Ganesh V Rai, former president, Keshava Rao, honorary chief secretary, Suresh Rai, Kusuma Bhat, president, women’s unit, P R Nayak, Govind N Acharya, Dr Karunakara Shetty, honorary chief secretary, Kannada Sahitya Parishad, Maharashtra unit, were present on the dais.
Vice president Sadashiva Shetty Gundibailu gave information about Miraj Karnataka Tulunad Sangha.
Srinivas Mankude, president, Karnataka Tulunad Sangha, welcomed the gathering. Keshava Rao Mulki compered the programme.
Pradeep Kumar Kalkura presided over an interactive session, in which Dr Sanjeev Shetty, Vishnu Balageri, Arathi Acharya, Usha Bhat Shivarama Shetty, anantha Acharya, Kusuma Bhat, Krishna Poojary, participated.
‘Angada Sandhana’, a yakshagana was presented by Jayaprakash Nidduvannaya.