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.
“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