from Rons Bantwal
for Daijiworld Media Network – Mumbai (KD)
Mumbai, Apr 7: Bunts Association of Mumbai celebrated Bisu Parba 2008 at Bunts Bhavan, Kurla here on Sunday April 6.
Bunts association president Dr Padmanabh V Shetty presided while Kudkadi Vishvanath Rai inaugurted the function.
An exhibhition of Rangoli and handicraft was inaugurated by Shamalatha Prabhakar Shetty and Shika K Shetty as part of the programme. Boja Shetty’s article ‘Saramale’ and Raghu P Shetty’s 'Tulunadu Customs and Convicions' were released on the occasion.
Radhabai E Bhandari Memorial 2008 Award and Kanjaru Anand Shetty Memorial Yakshagana Kala Award 2008 were presented on the occasion.
A cultural programme under the leadership of Arathi Y Shetty and group folk dance by Prasad Shankar Shetty and other dances were perfomed on the occasion. Kodu Boja Shetty's Tulu play ‘Pandinen Kenade’ was staged by Damodar Shetty in association with Karunakar Shetty Bhisma Parva – Gadayudda Yakshagana.
Cultural committee working president Anand P Shetty welcomed the gathering, association vice-president Aikal Harish Shetty Honrary secretary K D Shetty, treasurer C A Sanjeev Shetty, joint secretary Jaya A Shetty, joint treasurer Dr Prabhar Shetty B, education committee working president Vishvanath Shetty and women division working president Sujaya R Shetty were present on the occasion.