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“Uretta Kannuda Siri” collection of Tulu poems book review session and Gulf addition launching function held at Fortune grand Hotel Apartment at Bur Dubai on 29.05.2015. Before the book release the dignitaries lit the traditional lamp. The same book was released at Tulu Sahitya Academy Mangalore a week ago.Mr Prakash Rao Payyar welcomed the guests after prayer song was rendered by Reshma Shetty. Presidents of all UAE Kannada, Tulu,Konkani and Beary associations and other dignitaries are honoured with bouquet of flowers.Mr. Sampat Shetty readout the list of books Mr.Payyar penned and Awards and honours he received.
Introducing the book to the guests, Mr Gopinath Rao opined that the collection of poems is full of the flavour of the vibrant culture of Tulunadu. It has everything you have possibly seen or wished to see while you are in your native place and therefore worth the effort.
The book was later released by Mr Sudhir Kumar Shetty, president of UAE Exchange. Remembering his younger years, Mr Shetty told the nostalgia of native place excites him whenever he goes to India and like him, even his family loves to enjoy the unique culture of Tulunad. He appreciated the work of Mr Prakash Payyar in trying to document the culture in detail for the people to remember.
Chief guests Mr. Frank Fenandes and Mr Shekhar Shetty also lauded the efforts by Prakash Rao Payyar and assured him of support.
Mr Manohar Tonse analysed the poems to bring out the glory of the presentation of the culture, the love, the depiction of mythological characters in the book and the uniqueness of some of the poems.
Mr Shantaram Achar recited the poem uretta kannuda siri for the delight of the gathering.
Mr Murgesh Gajare,Mr Ganesh Rai and Vasukumar Shetty congratulated Mr Prakash Rao Payyar for his efforts and wished him success in his future.
Presiding over the function, Mr Sarvottam Shetty narrated events in his long his association with Mr Prakash Rao Payyar and congratulated him on yet another masterpiece, this time in the form of a Tulu collection of poems. He recited a para from Dr Suneetha Shetty’s forward to the book, which he said points out to the creativity within Mr Prakash Rao Payyar and his determination to follow his plans meticulously.
Mr Vinaykumar Naik compered the program neatly and rendered vote of thanks as well.