Puttur: Koti-Chennaya Kambala goes on Amidst Bevy of Sandalwood Stars

Puttur: Koti-Chennaya Kambala goes on Amidst Bevy of Sandalwood Stars

Daijiworld Media Network – Puttur (KD/AF)
Pics: Arun Uppinangady

Puttur, Mar 3: Jaya Karnataka Party founder and industrialist Muttappa Rai has said that his party was founded not for political benefit but to raise voice whenever Kannada is under threat and to lend a helping hand to the down trodden.

He was speaking at the inaugural function of Koti-Chennaya kambala here on Sunday March 2.

He further said that sports that enjoy recognition and popularity are supported by people but no one comes in support of local sports such as kambala. 'Being a son of this soil, I am concerned about the upkeeping of the culture of this land and hence extend wholehearted support to kambala,' he said.

The kambala which began on Sunday March 2 will end on Monday March 3.The valedictory ceremony will be organised by Muttappa Rai.8

In the evening a stage programme was organized in which film actors, political leaders, social and religious leaders were present. The chief guest was former union minister C M Ibrahim, former MLA Dinesh Gundurao.

The highlight of the event was the presence of actor Jaggesh, Duniya film actor Vijay and actress Bhavana. Dr Mohan Alva, Vasu Poojary, Anand Shetty and international kabaddi player Rose Mary Precilla were honoured by  Muttappa Rai. Rekha Muttappa Rai was also present.

Kambala committee honorary president Vinay Kumar Sorake delivered the introductary address while committee president N Chandrahas Shetty welcomed the gathering and Satish Nayak proposed the vote of thanks. 


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  • Venugoapala Bhandary, Puttur/Muscat

    Thu, Mar 06 2008

    Kambla is a game where buffeloes used as the partcipants.Even though buffeloes are whipped on race,one should not forget they are fed like children.you can not find any of your rest of the animals treated in that way. The only intention is to prepare them for the race.here the relation ship like parents and children. 

    Why children are punished on their mistake? Here difference is they cant express.If you want to show mercy,it should be everywhere.Then there will be no cultivation on land,there will not be entertainments like circus,First of all millions of non-vegetarians will lose their food.I think this cruelity is very minor compared to killing for food.Better to bother about what we can do.

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  • Juliet, M'lore

    Wed, Mar 05 2008

    Why shoudn't many people write about many things? There are various sets of people...some who really want to make a difference, some who see no point in making a difference and some who belong to the confused lot who only criticize other's efforts! Man, that is what I say too....U enjoy your life...let the animal's enjoy theirs. They don't meddle with our lives, so, why should we? Let life go on smoothly. Live and let live.

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  • Dayanand Bangera, Katapady, Abu Dhabi

    Wed, Mar 05 2008

    Many people comment on many things. Can anybody stop kiling cows, chicken etc. Man , life goes on. Keep going. Enjoy and keep going.

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  • Anna, Mangalore

    Tue, Mar 04 2008

    I fully agree with Kuki.We say that we are the evolved lot, but this is plain brutality to these dumb animals who can not even protest.What is the difference between the savages of the dark ages and us then?I do not agree in preserving culture which thrives on cruelty to animals.

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  • Kuki, M'lore

    Tue, Mar 04 2008

    What ever draws people to go and watch the 'Kambla', event? Is it entertainment? Those animals are mercilessely whipped so that they may run fast and reach the finish...their noses have thick ropes running through them...they are sometimes forced to consume alcohol in order to run fast...they are again whipped if they loose the race...and WE...the superior clan watch all this with smiles on our faces and generous claps to encourage the participants on.

    Again, Is this entertainment? Do we need such cruel forms of culture? Why don't we develop the maturity to find alternate forms of entertainment or at least leave animals in peace? Let the humans run instead.

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