Bahrain: Basava Jayanti-2012 Celebrated in Community Spirit

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By Joel DSa
Bellevision Media Network

Kingdom of Bahrain, 20 May 2012: The Basava Samiti Bahrain organize ’Basava Jayanti-2012’ in the Kingdom of Bahrain with immense enthusiasm and devotion in Ban Sang Thai Restaurant hall recently.


An inaugural welcome with ’mangala kalasa’ and ’tal maddale’ was  followed by Basava pooja and prayer with traditional Bharatnatya welcome dance by Basava samiti juniors. Introductory welcome speech was given by Samiti general secretary Shashikala Kallyyanamath.


The famous speaker and master comedian Indumati salimath was invited as chief guest and well-known playback singer Pandit Ravindra Sorganvi, accompanied by renowned tabla player Pandit Satish Hampiholi were invited as guest artistes from Karnataka.


Basava Samiti Bahrain headed by U H Neelkantha as honorary president honoured the chief guests and guest artistes. Shivakumar Kallayyanamath, Ravishankar, Gangadhar Nagthan, R M Patil and Kannada Sangha Bahrain president Rajkumar were the chief guests on the occasion.


Basava Samiti members presented a ’Karnataka Janapada Darshan’, a colourful folk dance choreographed by Raghuram and Praveen Konanje, which included men, women and children performing Dollu Kunita, Kamasale,Yakshagana, Kolata, Kodava Nrutya and Suggi Kunita. The 300-plus audience had a were taken into a different world with the performance. A brief note on the dance was given by Kiran Girish.



The magical voice of Sorganvi and tabla pandit Hampiholi’s flawless beats enthralled the crowd with a lot of devotional, classical, folk and stage-play music. The depth and perfection of Sorganvi’s golden voice impressed the audience.


Indumati Salimath took over to present a string of laughter, message of Basava and advice on healthy social life.


On the successful completion of 30 years of Delta Construction Company, the Basava Samiti Bahrian honoured the dynamic entrepreneur U H Neelakantha as ’Kayaka Yogi’. Sanjay Palled, Shivakumar Kallayyanamath, Shekahr Koppad and Samiti executive committee did the honours.


Neelakantha shared his practical experiences with the gathered audience. He has been a role model for the young generation. He believed in sincere work and supports many charity activities and cultural events in Bahrain.


Shivanand Patil compered the programme, which ended with a vote of thanks by Samiti general secretary and a community dinner.



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Eshwari, Bahrain Tue, April-16-2013, 2:07
We would like to be a part of basava samithi.We also belong to the same community.Pls let us know the details.
Shivakumar G K, Bahrain Sun, May-20-2012, 3:04
Thank you Mr. Joel for the report, I take this opportunity to thank one and all for making this event a grand success, may lord basavesha bless all with good health,peace,harmony and prosperity
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