Abu Dhabi: ’Karnataka Rajyotsava’ celebrations at India Social & Cultural Centre

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By Ronald DSouza
Bellevision Media Network

Abu Dhabi, 05 Nov: Abu Dhabi Karnataka Sangha, one of the premier organisations for Kannadigas in Abu Dhabi celebrated the 64th ’Karnataka Rajyotsava’ at India Social & Cultural Centre Auditorium, Abu Dhabi with jam-packed Kannadiga audience who witnessed the grand day-long event on Friday November 01, 2019.


The event started at around 10:45 am and was inaugurated by Mr. Annamalai, Ex-Deputy Commissioner of Police, Karnataka along with other dignitaries by lighting of the lamp.


Abu Dhabi Karnataka Sangha President Sarvotham Shetty spoke on the importance of celebrating Karnataka Rajyotsava and introduced Manohar Tonse and Chief Guest Mr. Annamali in his own style.


Manohar Tonse welcomed the Patron of UAE Kannadigas Padma Shree Dr. B.  R. Shetty along with Mr. Annamalai and all the Guests present. Prarthane was led by Bhavani Sharma and the group.


’Da Ra Bendre Prashasthi’ was conferred on Manohar Tonse, member of Abu Dhabi Karnataka Sangha for his contribution to Kannada journalism, literature and language. The felicitation comprised a shawl, flower bouquet, Mysuru Peta, sanmana pathra, memento and fruit basket. Acknowledging the honour, he said, "I am thankful to Abu Dhabi Karnataka Sangha for giving me this award.


Mr. Annamalai was felicitated with shawl, Mysuru Peta, flower bouquet, sanmana pathra and memento.



The main Sponsors of the event were NMC Group, UAE Exchange Centre, TMT group - Sajan Shetty and co-sponsors were Al Mazroui & Clevy Automobile Services - Leo Rodrigues, Nihal Restaurant - Sunder Shetty, Al Sitara General Contracting - Mohd. Akram. All the sponsors and chief guests were honoured with shawl and memento.


The event continued with a variety of cultural events showcasing the rich heritage of Karnataka, presented by group songs by Mamatha & group – Dubai, Ronald D’souza & group – Abu Dhabi, Pushpanjali by Nidhi Nerlalakatte, folk dance baarayya baarayya and cinematic dance chanda chanda by Vidya Shetty, Ventriloquist by Suma Rajkumar, vachanagararu mathu dasaru by Veena Mallya, Bharathanatyam by Namitha & Group, about Karnataka by Shreyas Krishna, folk dance by Sangitha Savadi & group, group dance by Mamatha & team – Dubai, Bharathanatya dance by Nruthya Guru Mandasmitha and by Nidhi Neralakatte, Skit/dance by Rahul Udyavar & group, Children dance by Deepak & Team, Hanigavana Ghosti was held.


During the event the audio launch of upcoming Kannada Film “RA” was held. Meritorious students who excelled in their academics were felicitated on the occasion.


The day-long event was compered by Ananth and Suma Rajkumar. President Sarvotham Shetty delivered the Vote of Thanks.



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