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Kundapura Devadiga Mitra (KaDaM) to celebrate 9th anniversary on Nov 15

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Ajman: Kundapura Devadiga Mitra (KaDaM) will be celebrating its 9th anniversary on Friday, Nov 15 from 10 am at the Habitat School Auditorium, Ajman.

KaDaM President Dinesh Chandrashekar Devadiga Nagoor has invited all the community members of KaDaM to come in large numbers and be part of the celebrations.  Nagoor, who is the Managing Director of the Elegant Group of Companies is the main sponsor of the program.

Mahaligna Devadiga Uppunda, AGM of Corporation Bank, Bagalkote will be chief guest of the programme.

Devadiga Sadaka Prashashti

Nagaraj D. Padukone, businessman and social worker of LG Foundation will be honoured with the ‘Devadiga Sadaka Prashasti’  during the occasion.

B.G. Mohandas to be feted

Karnataka Rajyotsava Awardee 2019, B.G. Mohandas, who is the founder of Gulf and also the honorary advisor of KaDaM will be honoured during the programme.

Ln. B G Mohandas became the first Byndoorian to get State Rajyotsava award this year and the 4th Gulf Kannadiga to be awarded the award.  Ln B G Mohandas was the zonal chairman Lions Clubs (1987-88). He was the general secretary of Manipal Jaycees before migrating to Gulf in 1982.

He was awarded Out Standing Alumni of MCOPS, Manipal University in 2002. He is also a Winner of prestigious awards like Vishwa Manava award and First Da Ra Bendre Award by Karnataka Sangha Abu Dhabi and Mayura Award by Sharjah Karnataka Sangha. He joined Lions Club of Manipal in 2014 and became its president during 2015 – 2016. He won District Governor’s Appreciation Award. He has been felicitated by LC Gonikoppal and LC Biagama, Sri Lanka.

Special attractions

The special attraction of the day is a grand Yakshagana Ballet ‘Kusha Lava Kalaga’ which will be presented by Shree Kshethtra Maranakatte Shree Brahmalingeshwara Yakshagana Mandali for the first time in UAE.

The artistes include Ravi Devadiga Soralu as Bhagavatha, Chethan Acharya in Chende, Mahabaleshwara Gowda in Maddale with participants Irabailu Ananda Shetty as Rama, Sheena Devadiga Nagoor as Shatrughana, Kolali Krishna Shetty as Kusha, Vaataru Raveendra Shetty as Lava and Shekar Shetty Yelaberu in a comic role.  Sheena Devadiga Nagoor will be conducting this ballet, which will start around 2 pm after lunch.

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