Report and pics by Rons Bantwal
Daijiworld Media Network – Mumbai (RD)
Mumbai, Dec 24: “Kannadiga’s by virtue are well natured, friendly and trustworthy; thereby won the hearts of people at large wherever they settled. They are known world-wide for their commitment to discharge their duties at any cost, besides they are humane to fellowmen”, said Dr D Veerendra Heggade, Dharmadhikari of Sri Kshetra Manjunatheshwar, Dharmasthala.
He was speaking during the inaugural of golden jubilee celebrations of Karnataka Sangh, Chembur which was held at Shiva Swamy auditorium of Fine Arts Soceity, on Saturday, December 22.
“Kannadigas’ have become role models to others since they are admired for their honesty, trust, humane and capability. There would be an honest Kannadiga in the midst of achievers across the world, who has made significant mark owing to jest for achievement by capitalizing on his inherent talents. Moreover, Kannadigas’ are in the forefront in the metro, with their marvelous achievement in whichever sphere they are engaged into. The native Kannadigas’ settled in the metro have contributed significantly for the progress of undivided Dakshina Kannada (DK) district. The natives of Tulunad are proud of the achievement of brethrens in the metro. Further, the Kannadigas settled in metro will have the responsibility of nurturing the native culture with their children” said Dr D Veerendra Heggade.
Barkoor Dharmaraya Shetty, in his presidential address, said that education is the sign of progress. It’s essential to lay stress on higher education, for the Indians to make significant mark in employment across the world.
Prabhakar B Bolar, president of Sangh, said that the dream of co-founders has been realized in golden jubilee celebrations. Moreover, their dream of setting up Pre-University College, management and engineering would be realized in the nearest future. There are plans to begin classes on Karate, Bharatha Natyam.
M V Kamath, eminent journalist, Ananth Pai of ‘Amarachithrakate’ fame, B A Sanadi, veteran poet, Sadanand Suvarna, eminent dramatist, late Sadanand A Shetty and Vyasaraya Ballal in his absence Arvind Ballal, were honoured at the same occasion.
Prof Ratnakar Shetty, administration officer of BCCI, Bhavanishanker V Acharya, vice president of Sangh, Ranjan Kumar, Ameen, Devadada K Shettigar, joint secretaries, Yogesh V Gujaran, joint treasurer, Madhukar Bailoor, Jaya N Shetty, committee members and other office bearers were present.
Gunakar S Hegde, honour chief secretary welcomed. Padmanabha Sasihitlu, rendered the prayer hymn. Journalist, Dayasagar Chowta compered the programme. Honorary treasurer, Timmappa R Shetty proposed vote of thanks. Dance recital was held by Kalasourab troupe, as part of entertainment programme.