Report: Shodhan Prasad
The GSB Community UAE organized its Annual Talent Day Programme on 10th May 2013 at the Emirates English Speaking School-Auditorium, Al Safa, Dubai.
The day long function started with a prayer by Mohan Kamath. The secretary of the GSB UAE, Sunil Shenoy then started the day’s proceedings and requested the President of the GSB UAE Shailesh Shenoy to welcome the audience. The President Shailesh Shenoy, welcomed the audience and thanked the parents and the participants for their active participation. He also briefed the audience on the history and purpose of the Talent Day. The President also informed the audience of the introduction of various sub-committees and of the plans for the future. Pragati Shenoy then introduced the judges for the first competition of the day. There were a record number of 132 entries for the 15 different competitions that were held under four categories viz. Sub Junior, Junior, Senior and Adult.
The judges for the various competitions were Suman Bhat, Nirmala Kamath, Anuradha Kamath, Satyen Babla, Shruthi Kamath, Abhay Singh Chauhan, Monica Valdar, Sadhana Mallya, Sangeeta Mallya, Vidya Rao, Sujatha Bhat, Sabita Shenoy, Prabhakar Kamath, Ramesh Avadhani, Narasimha Kudva, Gopi Kamath, Rinki Duragkar and Sangeeta Shenoy .
The competitions were anchored by children, who also introduced the Judges for various categories of Competitions.
The child anchors were Kriti Kamath, Vibha Kamath, Neha Prabhu, Ritika Nayak, Arjun Kamath, Amay. S.Shenoy, Ameya Mallya, Hamsika Shanbhag, Anurag Kamath, Riya Shenoy, Pratiksha Prabhu, Shweta Pai, Unnati Nayak, Aniruddh Pai, Vindhya Pai, Prerana Pai, Anisha Nadkarni, Nikhil Pai and Meghana Bhat.
The child anchors entertained the crowd with their fluent vocabulary and one liners. Their efforts were also applauded by the audience in a whole hearted manner.
This year, keeping in mind the concept of networking, teamwork and community oneness most of the competitions were jodi or team competitions. The 300-strong audience enjoyed the performances by the children who showed great confidence in coming up on stage and
performing without any trace of stage fear. The audience enjoyed the adorable fancy dress by the little ones, themed dances, melodious singing, humorous dramebaaz by adults and kids, beautiful craft work and painting, and of course lip smacking cuisines by Amchi chefs.
Prerana Pai, (daughter of Harish and Ragini Pai) recipient of Shaikh Hamdan Award for distinguished academic excellence was felicitated jointly by the President Shailesh Shenoy and Dayaram Pai a senior citizen from the community. On behalf of the community the President congratulated Prerana on her achievement and applauded her for making the entire community proud.
The talented women of the community, displayed their creative artwork made at home, in the “Talent Corner”, an area designated for display of art work at the event. This area was adorned with craft work that included items like embroidery done by Shantha Pai, an 80 year old senior lady, baskets, glass painting and many more such items. The audience enjoyed and appreciated the work of art by all these talented ladies of all age categories.
Breakfast, Lunch and Evening Snacks were served during the daylong event. The GSB UAE Vice-President Dr. Sandeep Mallya proposed the vote of thanks.
The judges, the anchors and the sponsors were felicitated by various committee members. The day ended with the distribution of prizes to the winners of the Competitions.
Dr. Janardhan Shenoy, a 60 year old senior member from Abu Dhabi, was also felicitated for his enthusiasm and continuous participation in the various competitions of the community year after year. His performance and participation has set an example projecting that participation is what matters and not winning or losing. The children and adults thoroughly enjoyed his enacting of Mera Nam joker in Konkani.
It was a day filled with fun and entertainment for all people who attended. Audiences were glued to their seats during all the performances cheering all the participants throughout.
All the participants of the Sub Junior fancy dress competition were awarded medals as a token of Appreciation for their participation.
The winners of the competitions were:
|AMCHI FAMILY||Ramesh Shenoy and Family||Rajesh Pai and Family||Shantaram Kamath And Family|
|SUB JUNIOR FANCY DRESS||Poorna Pai||Mahitha kamath||Rohan Kamath|
|AMCHI CHEF||Sarthak Kamath, Mohan Kamath||Sujir Narendra Nayak||–|
|JUNIOR JODI DANCE||Neha Prabhu & Ritika Nayak||a)Aditya Mallya & Stuti Kamath b)Prerana Pai & Aditi Kamath||Vibha Kamath & Kriti Kamath|
|SENIOR JODI DANCE||Meghana Bhat & Unnati Nayak||–||–|
|JUNIOR DRAME BAAZ||Abhishek Pai & Aditya Mallya||–||–|
|SENIOR DRAMEBAAZ||Vindhya Pai, Prerana pai, Riya Shenoy and Aditi Kamath||–||–|
|AMCHI IDOL||Meghana Bhat||Hamsika Shanbhag||Arjun Kamath|
|JUNIOR CLAY MODELLING||Shraddha Shenoy||Prerana Pai||Aryan Prabhu|
|ABSTRACT DRAWING||Unnati Nayak||Meghana Bhat||Hamsika Shanbhag|
|POT PAINTING||Nanditha Prabhu||Sujaya Kamath||Ragini Pai|
|ADULT SOLO||Ganesh Prabhu||Shruthi Kamath||Mohan Kamath|
|ADULT DUET||Kailash Prabhu & Arun Kamath||Ramnath Nayak & Geetha Pai||Mohan Kamath & Sangeetha Shenoy|
|ADULT DRAMEBAAZ||Sudarshan Hegde, Anand Shanbhag & Keshav Mallya.||Anuradha Kamath, Madhu Shenoy, Sujatha Bhat and Ganesh Bhat.||Veena Pai, Nanditha Prabhu, Poornima Shenoy and Ragini Pai.|
|TONGUE TWISTERS||Rajendra Shanbhag||Geetha Nayak|