Photos: Raghavendra Devadiga/Nagaraj Devadiga
Dubai, December 23: It was a glorious and glittering celebration for “KaDaM” (Kundapura Devadiga Mitra) members when they congregated to commemorate their sixth anniversary on 23rd December at Marco Polo Hotel Deira, Dubai.
The program kick started sharp at 11.30am with the lighting of the lamp by Vishalakshi D Sherigar, Kiran N Beskoor, Sunitha Manoj Devadiga, Shruthi R Devadiga, Harinakshi Sherigar, Sahana Nagaraj, Reshma, Poornima Ashok, Hema Suresh, Revathi, Jayamma, Parvathi, followed by a prayer song devotionally recited by Ramachandra.
Nithyananda Beskoor welcomed the members, sponsors and the media to the function by promising an exciting day filled with loads of entertainment, fun and frolic.
Program was ably hosted by Santosh Sherigar, Shridhar Devadiga Nithyananda Beskoor.
The cultural program started with a spellbound Bharatanatyam Dance performance by Kumari Lakshmi Jayachandran. Nirel fame singers Pramod Kumar along with Shahid, Divya Kumble, Sukanya Sharath Karkera, Sai Mallika, Ashok Bailur, Dinesh Udupi, Ramachandra Devadiga, Shodhan Prasad, Master Amog Varsha Bhat, Master Manish Kumar, Rajendra Devadiga, enthralled the audience with their melodious voice singing great numbers from Kannada and Hindi films.
Tiny tots from Symphony Institute Sharjah enthralled the crowd with their superb dance performances.
The Vijay & dance troop performed superbly well and entertained the audience with some electrifying performances.
Vasudeva Devadiga Byndoor read out success story of KaDaM. Showcasing the growth and social work it had undertaken since its inception, why the group was formed and every detail of how KaDaM came into existence, the birth and its activities since 2010.
As of date, “KaDaM” takes pride to announce that a whopping amount of around Rs.20 Lakhs has been collected as KaDaM Education Fund. Rs.3 Lakhs is being distributed as scholarship each year and another Rs 7 lakhs was given as medical expenditure to the hospitalized patients. The contribution given by each member every month is being accumulated to necessitate unexpected medical expenditure and whenever there is an urgent need for money to meet any unforeseen circumstances, the members voluntarily initiate to cover up the expenses by contributing.
Shodhan Prasad in his speech appreciated KaDaM for its services to the poor and needy while upholding the values of humanity.
Mementos were given to all sponsors, participants and media persons for their support and coverage. Manoj Devadiga & Sudhaker Devadiga handed over the mementos.
Stage & Cultural programs were ably arranged by Yuvaraj Devadiga, Satish Devadiga, Pramod Devadiga, Rohith Devadiga Elegant, Ravi Devadiga, Santhosh Kolnad, Raghu Maravanthe,Nagesh Devadiga, Jagadish Devadiga Elegant, Ranjitha Devadiga, Raghavendra Devadiga Elegant, Vasudeva Devadiga Byndoor, Mutha Devadiga, Manju Devadiga, Narayan koteshwara, Nagaraj Devadiga, Shashi Devadiga, & Sudhakar Devadiga.
Some of the spot prizes were given to the winners of the games and raffle draw was also a part of the fun filled day.
The event was concluded by vote of thanks given by Santhosh Sherigar. He thanked all the Sponsors, Participants, Guest of various organizations, well-wishers and members for the wholehearted support who made the event a grand success particularly Mr. & Mrs. Dinesh Devadiga for the full hearted support extended to all the KaDaM members in planning and executing this event in an organized manner. Elegant Group of Companies were the main sponsor of the event.
Special thanks to Seena Devadiga for coming all the way from India to support grand success KaDaM event.