Mangaluru: The valedictory event of Mangalore Refinery and Petrochemicals Limited (MRPL) Kannada Rajyotsava’s 2023 celebration was held on 26 Nov at MERC Hall MRPL.
Senior Kannada Poet Shri. B.R. Lakshman Rao and the first female Yakshgana Bhagavatha Leelavathi Bypadithaya were the chief guests. On the occasion, 10 retired Kannada teachers from the neighbouring schools were felicitated.
The procession of Goddess Bhuvaneshwari was undertaken in MRPL township as part of the celebration. Homage was given to Martyr Captain M V Pranjal during the procession, with a tableau of his sacrifice leading the procession. Famous folk artists such as Veeragaase, Pili Vesha, Chande, and Kaldka Bombe performed during the procession. A cultural extravaganza presented by the Alvas College Team enthralled the audience.
Activities like a Blood Donation Camp, various contests and two MRPL employees’ dramas were the month-long celebration’s highlights.
Chief General Managers Rajeev HS and Suresh K Rao were present. Manjunath HV presented the report on Rayotsava’s activities. Sampath Kumar HC delivered the vote of thanks. Navin Shankar Naik compered.