Dubai: On June 1, “KaDaM” (Kundapura Devadiga Mitra) organized a felicitation event to honour President, Dinesh Devadiga for having been awarded the “International Aryabhata 2017” for his social service to the society. The event was held at the Fortune Plaza Hotel in Dubai, UAE and was largely attended by KaDaM members.
Recently, Dinesh Devadiga Chitradi Nagoor was awarded the “International Aryabhata 2017” in a function held in Bengaluru. He is in the service of those in need by providing medical help to the poor, distributing books to the students, providing scholarships to children and other social services.
The ceremony began at 8 pm, with a prayer song sung by Asha Sridhar, Prathima Narayan, Shashirekha Shrikant, Reshma Pramod, and Smitha.
Narayan Devadiga Badakere welcomed the guest and the audience. He briefly introduced the main guest, Dinesh Devadiga, and listed out his achievements as a businessman and as a social worker. He recounted the memories from his college days when Dinesh Devadiga was a leader of the students union. Humbleness and simplicity of Dinesh won him the admiration of students and teachers alike, he said. Narayan Devadiga also lauded Vishala Dinesh Devadiga for being the pillar of support in her husband’s achievements and for actively participating in KaDaM.
Manoj Devadiga, Ravi Devadiga, Suresh Devadiga, Shodhan Prasad and Santhosh Sherigar also shared their experiences and thoughts about Dinesh.
Overwhelmed by the words of praise, Dinesh Devadiga thanked all KaDaM members for organizing the event. He said that collective contribution of every member towards social service was much more important than his own.
Asha Devadiga and Sridhar Brahmavar compered the program.
The audience also participated enthusiastically in the games thereafter. The program concluded with a vote of thanks delivered by Manjunath Devadiga.