from Rons Bantwal
for Daijiworld Media Network – Mumbai (RD)
Mumbai, Aug 17: Devadiga Sangha Mumbai celebrated 60th Independence Day by hoisting the national flag in the presence of Sangha president, Dharmapal Devadiga and other office-bearers.
Scholarships and talent recognition awards were distributed to the students on the occasion.
President Dharmapal Devadiga presented gold medal to Vinay Madhu Kunder, a student of N S C Kannada Medium School who secured highest marks during 2006-07, in a simple ceremony held at Devadiga Bhavan, Dadar East on Wednesday August 15.
Dharmapal Devadiga while presiding over the programme said that, the students are expected to study in order to secure more marks at the prevailing situation. They are expected to bring laurels to their parents, teachers, elders and the community. Moreover, students are expected to spend due time for studies thereby become worthy citizens of the country.
Gold medalist Vinay Kundar said that he was grateful for the award which was constituted for the development of Kannada.
Community leaders Monappa Devadiga, K M Devadiga, K Bhujangadhar, Ramappa Gujaran, K K Nanda and Sundar Raj Adyar were being felicitated on the same occasion.
Scholarships were distributed to over 150 students by the various office-bearers. Moreover school bags and books were distributed to the students which were donated by Dharmapal and Sujatha D Devadiga.
Sangha honorary chief secretary M P Kergal welcomed. The programme began with the prayers by the members of women division. M P Kergel and honorary joint secretary Raghu Moily compered the programme. The programme concluded with national anthem.