Mangaluru: “Our language, Kannada, has a rich heart. Kannadigas respect everyone. We have to preserve and nurture the unique heritage of this country. We have to follow the path given by our elders so as to pass on to the next generation. That is the responsibility of every Kannadigas. Let’s learn, save and help Kannada grow,” said T. D. Nagaraj, Police Inspector, Bantwala.
He was speaking as the Chief Guest at the 67th Karnataka Rajyotsava organised at Lourdes Central School.
Rev. Fr. Robert D’Souza gave a message that our country is home to many arts and we are fortunate to have been born in this land. Let us protect our land and language, serve the country our best, and let us all be ready to protect the country.
On the dais, the Vice-President Anita Thomas and Rev. Fr. Jason Pais were present. The Chief Guests of the school were felicitated with bouquets and mementos.
Teacher Rathnakara. S. Acharya gave a brief introduction of the Chief Guests.
The students collectively sang the state anthem “Jaya Bharata Jananiya Tanujathe”. The guests hoisted the flag symbolically.
Students Chaman N. S. welcomed the gathering, Eva Lobo explained the importance of the day. Rahman Abdul Qadir and Rana Pradeep Team presented a unique singing performance. Yashodhar and Anushka Nayak performed a solo performance. Riya Lobo and Team performed short humourous skit. Srushti S. Pavoor and Balaga performed a group dance.
Teachers Lavina Serrao coordinated the programme, Rekha Naveen, Noylin Pais, Soumya K, Seema Madtha, Nandini, Ivan Mascarenhas, Roshan Cordero and Roshan Sequeira coordinated the programme. Ambar Furtado and H. Adesh Rao compered the programme, while Varnika V. Gatty delivered the vote of thanks.