By Ishwar M. Ail
Mumbai : Wellknown social worker, who was the supporting personality behind renovation of several Bhagwati Temples of Thiya (Malayalee Billawa) Community in Udupi, D.K., and Kasargod districts, Rohidas S Bangera was awarded the prestigious award of Thiya Samaj “Thiya Kula Ratna” on 28/12/14 during the 10th Anniversary celebration of Mahila Vibhag at Karnataka Sangha’s Dr. Visveshwaraya Hall. Earlier he was felicitated with Thiya Kula Tilaka award for his outstanding contribution for Educational, Social and cultural support.
The function was held under the presidentship of Chandrashekar Belchada, president of Thiya Samaj, Mumbai in the presence of the Chairpersons of various Tulu-Kannada Associations of Mumbai and Thane.
Smt. Lata J. Shetty – Chairperson Mahila Vibhag Bunts Sangha, Mumbai, Smt. Subha D. Gujaran – Chairperson Mahila Vibhag Rajaka Sangha, Dr. Smt. Satya S Shetty – Chairperson Mahilv Vibhag Mulund Bunts, Smt. Usha Hegde – President of Stree Shakti Mahila Mandali, Thane, Dr. Smt. Sandya Vasan – SRM Hospital Chennai were present as Chief Guests. The guests of honor were Smt. Shakuntala Kotiyan – Chairperson Mahila Vibhag Billawara Association, Smt. Usha G Munnur – Chairperson Mahila Vibhag Karnataka Vishwakarma Association, Smt. Madhumati Shettigar – Vice-Chairperson MahilaVibhag, PadmashaliSamajSevaSangha, Smt. Bharati S. Nittekar – Chairperson Mahila Vibhag, ) Smt. Anita G Suvarna – Chairperson Mahila Vibhag, Saphalya Seva Sangha, Smt. Lalitha Bhandari – Chairperson MahilaVibhag, Bhandari Seva Samiti and Smt. Sumati S. Banjan– Chairperson MahilaVibhag, Kulala Sangha, Mumbai.
Divya R. Kotian, Chairperson of Mahila Vibhag, Thiya Samaj, Western Region welcomed all the guests. All the guests were felicitated by the Mahila Vibhag Chairperson and other office bearers and committee members.
In their speech all the guests shared their experiences as Ladies Wing Chief and congratulated Thiya Samaj specially to the Ladies Wing for its successful 10 year. They also expressed the importance of Lady Members for the growth of their community organization.
In his presidential address Chandrashekar Belchada extended his sincere thanks to the representatives of Ladies Wing of various communities for their valid presence which proves the unity among all the communities.
Hon. Gen. Secretary of Thiya Samaj Ail Babu, Hon. Treasurer Ramesh Ullal, Secretary of Mahila Vibhag Chandra M Suvarna, Ranjini Suvarna, Sujata S Uchil, Gangadhar Kalladi, Padmini Kotekar, Shridhar Suvarna, Timmappa Bangera, Harsha Chandrashekar and Anashya of Saphalya Seva Sangha were present on dias.
Former president K P Arvind, Former chairperson of Local committee Ail Babu, Former Chairperson of Ladies Wing Chandra Suvarna and Vrunda Dinesh, President Chandrashekar Belchada, Chairperson of Ladies Wing Divya R. Kotian felicitated on behalf of Mahila Vibhag.
Divija Chandrashekar and Shridhar Suvarna compared the cultural programme. Former Secretary of Thiya Samaj and Jouralist Ishwar M. Ail compared the programme.
Secretary Chandra M. Suvarna offered vote of thanks. Entertainment programme was held by Padmanabha Sasihittlu of Kala Saurabha.