Onam celebration in Mangalore by Kearala Samaja

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Mangalore, Sep 21: Kerala Samajam organized the colourful celebration of Onam fest at TMA Pai conventional Hall which was  was inaugurated by minister for forest, ecology and environment B Ramanath Rai on Saturday September 21.



Addressing the gathering Ramanath Rai said that “Kerala and Karnataka state has friendly relationship. There is a similarity between Kerala and Karnataka in culture, tradition, religious programmes, food and all other things.


Urban development minister Vinay Kumar Sorake said Onam is a festival where people of different languages, religions, states, and countries come together and celebrate.  In terms of discipline, environment, resources, education, sports and others, Kearal is a role model to other states,” he said.


“Coastal parts of Karnataka’s religious practices, cultures, celebrations and gods are similar to those of Kerala. I am proud to be part of the celebration minister Sorake added.


Prior to the formal stage programme, various entertainment programmes, chende vadana and pookkalam’ (flower arrangement) competitions were held.


T K Ranjan, president of Kerala Samajam, secretary V S Ajith Kumar, joint secretary M V Tajan, advisor Govinda Kutti among others were present.

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