Kuwait: GSB Sabha Kuwait takes pride to celebrate its 16th Annual function “KONKANI SOURABHA” along with Chief Guest Shri. Uday Jadugar”. The function was held recently at Indian Community School Auditorium, Salmiya, Kuwait with a lot of exuberance and ardors.
It was truly a day of accomplishments and celebration. The auditorium was filled with GSB member families and invited guest Artist Smt. Sparsha Shenoy from Mysore. The program started invoking the blessings of the Almighty God which was compered by Ms. Vibha Vishwanath Prabhu and Ms. Disha Girish Shenoy and invocation dance was performed by Guest Artist Vidushi Sparsha Shenoy.
Shri Uday Jadugar, was the honored Chief Guest for the event. The ceremonial lighting of the lamp was performed by the Chief Guest along with the President of the GSB Sabha, Shri Palimar Vishwanath Prabhu along with the committee members, Vice President – Shri Girish Shenoy, Gen. Secretary –Smt. Spoorthy Deepak Kamath, Treasurer – Shri Vinayak Prabhu & PRO – Shri Ganesh Padiyar. In his welcome address, the President thanked and briefed his tenure as president for the year 2018 and 2019.
The Chief Guest Shri Uday Jadugar was given a warm welcome. In his address, he conveyed gratitude for inviting first time in his life as Chief guest for any GSB community functions. The stage was very much set for magic world of Shri Uday Jadugar and scintillating natya performance by invited guest artist and Vidushi Smt. Spasha Shenoy. Both the Chief Guest and Guest Artists were felicitated by GSB advisory Committee members Shri B. Prakash Pai, Shri Rajaram Pai Kateel, Shri Gokuldas Bhat, Dr. Surendra Nayak & Shri Anil Prabhu.
Acknowledging the meritorious students who excelled in 10th and 12th Grade, mementos were distributed respectively by Chief Guest. During the stage program GSB kids performed scintillating dance step for the famous medley tune of hindi and Kannada songs, skit “Punya Koti”, Yakshagana and medley dance by GSB Ladies members.
“MILITARY MAMU” which was written by Shri. Arun Prakash Nayak, Mangalore and directed by our own local talent Shri Manjeshwar Mohandas Kamath and co-directed by Shri Naveen Prabhu. The Konkani drama was much appreciated by all the audience. With its first stage play out of Mangalore, the Konkani drama was very well played by local GSB members. The Drama was very much helped by technical expert Shri Jagadeeshwar Shanbhag.
The program came to a close with the sumptuous dinner served by SANGEETA Restaurant and Vote of Thanks by Mrs. Spoorthy Deepak Kamath.
by: Suresh S. Rao Neramballi