Abu Dhabi, October 23 : Folk Dances will enthrall the Karnataka Rajyostava Celebration 2014 to be held on 7th November at I.S.C.
Abu Dhabi Karnataka Sangha is a premier organization of all Kannadigas residing in Abu Dhabi, U.A.E. is all set for the grand Karnataka Rajyostava Celebration 2014 to be held on Friday the 7th November 2014 at the India Social and Cultural Centre Abu Dhabi. During the whole day celebrations, Folk Dances of Karnataka will be the main attractions said Karnataka Rajyostava Prashasti recipient Mr. Sarvotham Shetty speaking to media.
The program commences at 10:30am and will be attended by many VVIPs and Dignitaries namely;
H E TP Seetharam, Indian Ambassador to UAE will be the Chief Guest and Presided by – Dr (Mrs) & Dr. B R Shetty, Patron of UAE Kannadiga’s
Speaking to media Mr. Sarvotham Shetty further said that during this year’s celebrations importance will be given to our traditional folk dances and encourage our children to participate in large numbers. A special team of 24 young girl’s troupe from Bangalore will be specially flown to perform on this special day. These young students will perform 8 varieties of folk dances and a dance drama titled “PUNYAKOTI” by the young students of VENKAT GROUP OF INSTITUTIONS namely;
St. Ann’s School, Venkat International School and Venus International School, Bangalore. The entire Folk Dances will be choreographed by Ms. Nagalaxmi K Rao.
RA. BENDRE AWARD
Abu Dhabi Karnataka Sangha has instituted a distinguished award in the name of ‘Vara Kavi’ D.R.Bendre. This is a special coveted annual award shall be conferred on the persons who have contributed towards development of Kannnada culture, language, sahitya and heritage in this part of the world. The award shall be conferred at every Rajyotsava Celebration day of the Sangha.
The organizing committee announced that this year’s Da Ra Bendre Award will be presented to Mr. Prakash Rao Payyar, President of Dhwani Prathistana, UAE – Mr. Prakash Rao Payyar is instrumental in developing Kannada language through staging various Kannnada dramas in U.A.E. last several years. Some of the most difficult dramas of Girish Karnad has been staged in Dubai and Abu Dhabi and also recently “ Iti Ninna Amruta “ written by Girish Kaikini was also staged successfully in Dubai.
Previously, he has been awarded the prestigious Karnataka State Nataka Academy Award for the year 2009-2010. The Karnataka Nataka Academy has conferred this award in recognition of his contributions to Kannada Theatre activities on foreign soil.
Prakash Rao Payyar was also honored with “Karnataka Chetana” award from Ranga Samaja Cultural Association, Bangalore in 2004 and “Jnana Saraswati Award” from Jnana Mandara Academy, Bangalore in 2005. He was honoured with “Nobel Man” award in All India Kannada Cultural Convention held in Goa in May 2007. Rashtra Kavi Dr.Shivarudrappa honoured him on the occasion of World Kannada Culture Convention held in Kuwait in the year 2007. 2009 Mayura Award presented to him from Karnataka Sangha Sharjah.
Another Kannada personality from Karnataka, Mangalore to attend the Karnataka Rajyostava 2014 is Kannada daily Udayawani Mangalore bureau-chief senior journalist Mr. Manohar Prasad.. He is a great orator and recipient of coveted “ Karki Venkataramana Shastry Soori Award – 2014 “ initiated by the Mumbai-based Havyaka Welfare Trust ® one among the most reputed social welfare organization. Manohar Prasad is well known in journalism sphere. He has over four-decade experience in journalism in undivided Dakshina Kannada district. He has bagged Karnataka Rajyotsav Award in 2005 and has been felicitated by over 500 social welfare and voluntary organizations so far. The Shastry Award presented to him as memorial to his great contributions to Kannada literature in the late nineteenth century nine years ago.
THE ENTERTAINMENT AND CULTURAL EVENTS:
The entertainment and cultural shows will captivate the audience throughout day beginning with Group Songs by Abu Dhabi Karnataka Sangha Members followed by main attraction of the day i.e.
Folk Dances by Abu Dhabi Karnataka Sangha Members and Bangalore based troupe will entertain the audience with their mesmerizing dances.
In addition there will be Dance dramas by Rohini Ananth Group & Sapna Kiran Group which promises to mesmerize the audience.
KANNADA STUDENTS HONOURING:
Abu Dhabi Karnataka Sangha is also privileged to honour those students who have achieved 90% and above in 10th & 12th and excelled during last academic year. Also those who have excelled in the field of sports (CBSE national level) during the year 2013-2014 including the winners of Shaikh Hamdan Award and Sharjah Award. The parents of all winners in the above are requested to register their children names for the felicitation during the Karnataka Rajyostava. Please intimate with Mr. Sarvotham Shetty through his email ID: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Main Sponsor of the magnificent celebrations will be- The Vivansaa Group of Companies, Pune & Bangalore
Around 2000 Kannadiga’s are expected from all over UAE to attend the grand Rajyostava celebrations
All the UAE Kannadiga s are invited to participate in the celebrations.
Sarvotham Shetty also announced to the media that Koosamma Shambu Shetty Memorial Throw Ball Tournament will be held on 23rd January 2015 which will be a Silver Jubilee of KSSM Tournament. A large number of men and women Throwball teams are expected from India and Gulf countries to participate in this memorable Silver Jubilee tournament along with the local teams.
Please contact the following organizing committee members for further details on Karnataka Rajyostava Celebrations and lunch coupons:
Sarvotham Shetty : 050-6125 464
Manohar Thonse : 050-5212 079
Yogish Prabhu : 050-6613 735
Sudhir Shetty : 050-7916 782
Ravindra Rai : 050-6176 149
Syed Siraj Ahmed : 050-6221 809
Pradip Kirodian : 050-4953 432
Bennet D’Mello : 050-6429 616
Loyolla Pinto : 050-8189 788
Umesh Rao :055-7566 385
Praveen Rao : 050-7214 115
Melwyn Fernandes : 055-4057569
Vijay Rao : 055-5528 307
Altaf M S : 050-5683 776
Bhavani Sharma: 050-8106078