Dubai: Kannada Paate Shaale – Dubai, the dream baby of Kannada Mitraru Dubai has completed 4 seasons successfully. The School conducted a valedictory ceremony to conclude the activities of the year 2017-18 in a memorable way.
Mr. Prabhakar Ambaltere, Karnataka NRI forum Chief Secretary, Mr. Druva Satyanarayan, an NKR & a strong supporter of Kannada language , Mr. Anthony Abraham one of the main supporter of Kannada Paatha Shale and Mr. Harish Kodi executive committee member of KNRI forum U.A.E were the chief guests of the program.
The Program started by prayer song, sung by the student of kannada paata shaale , Master Manish Kumar Narendra. Mr. Nagaraj Rao welcomed the guests and parents gathered in the school.
Mr. Shashidhar Nagrajappa, Chief convenor of Kannada paata Shaale & President of Kannada Mitraru U.A.E , rendered the acquaints of the school activities of this season to the gathered parents and guests.
Mr. Prabhakar Ambaltere addressed the gathering, recognised the selfless services rendered by the teachers of kannada paata shaale and congratulated all of them. He also spoke about the difficulty, the organizers faces and appreciated the team for conducting classes for a continuous period of six months every year. He also assured to get some support from Karnataka Government to host the Kannada School activities in a smooth manner in the future seasons to come.
Mr. Dhruva Satyanarayan spoke in short and suggested the team to make the children feel proud about their mother tounge and encouraged the children to learn kannada more and more.
Mr. Antony Abhram , the other respected guest, congratulated the whole team of kannada paate shaale for their tremendous efforts bringing up such a helpful concept in Dubai. Lastly, Mr. Harish Kodi addressed the gathering and he suggested the teachers to teach more moral values to the children along with kannada education as it is more important to the upcoming generation.
The program continued with few parents voluntarily came up to speak about their experience with kannada paata shaale and expressed their gratitude to the teachers, organizers and to all the people who are part of Kannada paata shaale.
Then, the most awaited event for the kids, certificate distribution was carried out in the leadership of Mrs. Shilpa Siddalingesh. The guests honoured all children with certificates and medals as a token of appreciation.
Children of 4th class were happy to receive the book – kannada kalika kaipidi obtained from Karnataka Development Board from State Government with the help of KNRI forum President Mr. Praveen Kumar Shetty.
Mr. Prabhakar Ambaltere presented the mementos to all the teachers who make themselves available to teach the kids on every weekend. Mrs Kamakshi suresh & Mrs Chetana Gavaskar shared their experience on behalf of teachers , Mrs. Shwetha Nadig Sharma compered the show and the program was concluded by vote of thanks to the guests and parents by Roopa Shashidhar .
Special thanks were given to organizing committee members and supporter Mr. Siddalingesh BR, Gavaskar, Meti, Putta Raju, Nagaraj Rao, Santosh, Girish, Vineeth , Yuvaraj,Venkatramana and all other supporters.
Next batch of Kannada Classes will start from November 2018 till Aprill 2019, further information will be released soon.
Report by Shwetha Nadig
Pictures by Venkataramana Kamath.