Annual Devadiga Scholarships; Vision to encourage, motivate talents, creativeness amongst students – Harish Sherigar

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 Highest SSLc scorer with 96% Deekshith M C felicitated, over 500 students were given scholarship; Assured all possible help to national athlete  Manjunath MC by Dubai entrepreneur Harish Sherigar.

Mangalore, July 21: Karnataka Rajya Devadigara sangha®Mangalore and Dubai Devadiga Sangha in co-ordination with local likeminded donors from Devadiga community has organized a annual scholarship distribution ceremony on July 21,Sunday at the premises of Karnataka Rajya Devadigara Sangha,Mannagudde,Mangalore.





Dinesh Devadiga, Kadri, President of the Sangha has presided over the function and Programme was started with the recital of prayer by Smt Swarnalatha.






Chief guests like Harish Sherigar,MD ACME building Materials,Dubai,well known entrepreneur, versatile amateur singer and President of the Dubai Devadiga Sangha,on behalf of Dubai Devadiga Sangha, Dr K V Devadiga, well known neuro surgeon and Karnataka Rajya award winner, Dr.B S Sherigar, retired Vice Chancellor, Kuvempu University, Shimoga,B G Mohandas, founder of GulfKannadiga.com & one of the founder members of Dubai Devadiga Sangha, shared the dais.






Besides Sangha’s committee members like Vaman Maroly, vice president of the sangha, Ramachandra Devadiga, Chief Secretary of Sangha, Sadhashiva Devadiga, treasurer, and Mohan Devadiga Bakimar, convener secretary were also on the stage.






Ramachandra Devadiga, secretary welcomed the guests and gathering. On the occasion ,dignitaries felicitated Deekshith MC for his remarkable achievement by scoring 96% in SSLC examination and national athlete Manjunath Devadiga has also been honoured.Harish Sherigar gifted a laptop to Deekshith.






Addressing the gathering, Harish Sherigar said every year the Devadiga Sangha in Dubai raises scholarship fund from people by organizing cultural programmes. “Initially when we started distributing scholarship, the amount was small but as years passed, with help from donors more money is being raised for the fund,” he said.






He asked the students to contribute to society as they grow in life. He asked students to approach him for any help.








“By distributing scholarships, we are encouraging students to excel in their life. Our aim is students should receive good education and be good citizens of India,” said B S Sherigar, retired vice-chancellor of Kuvempu University.


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“For any community’s growth, education plays an important role,” said B S Sherigar, asking students to help others when they get good jobs.


“We are encouraging students and identifying their talents by giving scholarships to them. The main aim of this programme is to give importance to education,” said Dr K V Devadiga. Lauding Harish Sherigar for his generosity, Dr Devadiga said students should give importance to technical course as it has great potential.

Vaman Maroli, vice-president of the Sangha said around 500 students from 16 different categories were being honoured in this programme mainly for their achievements. “To my knowledge, 3 girls are pursuing IAS studies in our community which is a good sign of progress,” he said.

“The youth from our community are very dynamic and proved the power of Devadiga community recently in organizing Mr and Mrs Devadiga contest,” said Vaman Maroli asking the community to motivate students for self-employment.

Smt veena Ganesh compered the programme and sadhashiva Devadiga, treasurer proposed vote of thanks.

Sumptuous lunch was served for the people who came from across the district,which was sponsored by Dr.K V Devadiga.

Photo by : Sathish Kapikad



  1. balushetty mundaje madooru guthu

    Respected harish sir Being the president of devadiga sangha i congradulate ur social service.nd i wish that u continue th same in the coming future.I pray to God to Keep up ur good work.only because of ur presidentship DSD is shining at its present.jaigurudev

  2. Congratulations to all the recipients and the topper. Feels nice to see the end result of what we did as a sangha this year. Able leadership, sponsors and members here great job at the end. We could do more next year. Missed being there!

  3. Wonderful program. Great Considering so many students for the scolarship. Congratulations to everyone at sangha and also all kind hearted donors. Also to Mr. Karthik for scoring the top and every unique student there… Students just go ahead… We have people to support. Hope coming days many more people will follow Harish Sherigar…

  4. Congratulation to all scholarship recipients. It is really great to know that Deekshith MC has scored 96% in SSLC exam, remarkable achievement. Delighted to know Manjunath Devadiga as National Athlete. Keep up the good work & reach higher & excel in life & make Devadiga community proud. Cheers..

  5. Congrats Harish Sherigar and the entire Devadiga team for the encouragement you have been giving from many years, especially in the field of education. Hope the beneficiaries acknowledge this and do their best and in turn be a blessing in the future to your community. Keep up the good work. God bless you all and your efforts.

  6. Hats off to Mr. Harish Sherigar & team for raising funds for such a noble cause & encouraging young talents to achieve their dreams. This is a classic example for the great saying “For a Home/Group/Community/Society to prosper, children have to prosper & one of the key ingredients for that is, incorporation of good education”.
    Your efforts are really appreciated.

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