Kuwait Kannada Koota (KKK), held its annual function ‘Kannada Rajyotsava’ on Friday, 6th November at Cambridge School, Mangaf, Kuwait.
Every year KKK celebrates its annual function in the month of November, commemorating the formation of erstwhile Karnataka State in the year 1956. Our children and members put up a grand cultural show depicting the rich cultural heritage of Karnataka.
This year was all the more colorful as our guest Guest of Honor was none other than the living legend Padmashree Mrs. Sudha Narayana Murthy.
The program started with an invocation dance offering obeisance to Lord Ganapati, remover of all obstacles. There were some skits in between enumerating the loyalty of our great freedom fighters who brought independence to this great land, India.
The cultural program had a grand finale depicting the importance of women. It showed that women have hidden power which when harnessed can become great entrepreneurs and lead from front in any walks of life. It had a video clipping of Mrs. Sudha Narayana Murthy talking about power of women in society. It was a befitting finale by our Koota members for the dedication of Padmashree Mrs. Sudha Narayana Murthy, towards empowerment of women.
The stage function started with a welcome speech by the President of the KKK, Mr. Sudhir Shenoy. Padmashree Mrs. Sudha Narayana Murthy rendered an inspirational speech to the assembled audience and KKK members. She quoted her life experiences and explained about history of Karnataka in particular. Her favorite subject is history and loves to travel through the length and breadth of this earth and imbibe live historical, geographical experiences. She was telling us how our ‘Bollywood’ has connected so many people around the world to India. She was extremely happy to share the joy of our Rajyotsava Celebrations and was emotional that it’s so nice and refreshing to see that so many Kannadigas outside India, carrying on our rich culture and passing it on to our younger generation. She stressed on this point that it’s this great culture of more than 2,500 years that has made India one of most great countries in the world.
KKK thanked all the sponsors with memento given away by Mrs. Sudha Narayana Murthy.
The program ended with Vote of thanks by General Secretary Mr. Deepak Katti and a delicious dinner served by Oriental restaurant.
Suresh Shyam Rao Neramballi