Rons Bantwal for Daijiworld Media Network – Mumbai (AF)
Mumbai, Jan 4: The Tulu-Kannadigas cultural activities group Chinnara Bimba organized ‘Makkalotsava – 2006’ and its fourth annual day at the Buntara Bhavana auditorium in Kurla (W) here recently.
The programme was inaugurated by founder president Pooja Prakash Bhandari by lighting the lamp. Children dressed as pontiffs conducted rituals and religious ceremonies.
Children of the forum also presented bhajans, folk songs, folk dances and other performances. They also performed a musical jugalbandi and various spiritual acts as part of the cultural programmes. The children of the Mulund and Nerul wings of the forum presented a Tulu play and Yakshagana respectively on the occasion.
The chief guests were ace swimmer Sanika S Todalkar and disabled child achiever Partha Kishore. Special invitees Harish Vasu Shetty, R S Kamath, Divakar Poojary, Aikala Harish Shetty, Vijaya Shetty, Dr Padmanabha Shetty, Sudhir Shetty, Prof Seetaram R Shetty, Dr J Manohar Shetty, Santosh D Shetty, Karnire Vishwanath Shetty, Ramesh Poojary and others were felicitated by various office bearers of the forum on the occasion.
Chinnara Bimba working president Nayana Prakash Bhandary welcomed the gathering and honoured the guests.