News Karnataka- ( Abu Dhabi )
Abu Dhabi: The Karnataka Rajyotsava was celebrated with grandeur and fervour at Abu Dhabi on November 1, Friday under the aegis of the Rajyotsava Award winning Karnataka Sangha, Abu Dhabi. Inland Builders Mangalore were the sponsors of the event which reflected the rich cultural heritage of Karnataka. India Social Centre auditorium was the venue of the programme.
The event was inaugurated by NRI and philanthropist Dr BR Shetty, Karnataka Sangha, President Sarvotham Shetty, Indian Ambassador MV Lokesh and other dignitaries by lighting the lamp.
Karnataka Sangha President Sarvotham Shetty delivered the welcome speech. MV Lokesh in his address said, “Kannada resides in the heart of Kannadigas and it would appreciated if Rajyotsava is celebrated with togetherness.”
C.R Shetty who is active in various pro-Kannada organizations in the UAE was awarded the Da. Ra. Bendre Award. Speaking after receiving the award, he said, “I am thankful to the Karnataka Sangha for giving me this award and Kannadigas must come together for the betterment of Karnataka no matter where they reside.”
Dr BR Shetty felicitated Siraj Ahmed, Managing Director of In–Land builders and also appreciated the success of the event.
Siraj Ahmed who also spoke on the occasion, said “Mangalore is a rapidly growing city and In-Land Builders has always tried to create projects that are an architectural splendor and are also Vaastu compliant.”
A variety of cultural events showcasing the rich heritage of Karnataka were presented by Sri Mookambika Cultural Academy from Puttur, Divya Sharma and group and Rohini Ananth group.Renowned comedian and TV actor Dayanand, also entertained the gathering.
Meritorious students were felicitated on the occasion.The event was organised under the initiative of Karnataka Sangha President Sarvotham Shetty and other office bearers.
Al – Masuria Director Lee Rodrigues; Reliable association head James Mendonca; Shekhar Shetty from Arab Udupi Hotels; Director of Chilly Willy Group Satish Venkatramana; UAE Exchange CEO, Sudhir Kumar Shetty; Karnataka Sangha, Sharjah President Satish Poojary; Dubai Karnataka Sangha President Girish; Karnataka Koota president Sadhan Das, well-known artist Vilas Nayak; Namma TV Director Shiv Sharan Shetty and others were present on the occasion.