Moodbidri; Jan 26: On behalf of Koti-Chennaya Jodukare Kambala Samiti, Ontikatte’s Veerarani Abbakka culture village’s Kadalakere Nisargadhama, 12th year’s Koti-Chennaya Jodukare Kambala festival under flood light began on Jan 25, Saturday.
Bishop Rev.Fr Basil Vaz, Alangar Church,Alangar Badagu Mahalingeshwara temples Vedha Murthy Eshwar Bhat,Puttige E.M.Shafi Saheb have launched the Kambala (buffalo race).
K.Abhayachandra Jain, minister for youth welfare and president of Kambala Samiti by offering tender coconut, betel leaves welcomed the race buffalos to the designated place of buffalos.
District Kambala Samiti president Bhaskar.S.Kotian,district general secretary Suresh.K.Poojary,committee members like Chandrahasa Sanil,Suresh Poojary,Suresh Kotian,Premanath Marla, municipal corporation’s chief executive Rayappa,former president Ratnakara Devadiga,members like Anil Lobo,Koragappa,P.K.Thomas,police inspector Anantha Padmanabha,SI Ramesh Kumar and among others were present.
Kambala Samiti’s general secretary Gunapala Kadamba, physical education instructor Naveen Amboory hosted the programme.