Dubai: The metro based Yaksha Mitrara Balaga, amateur Yakshagana troupe staged Kateel Kshetra Mahatme, an episode on divinity attached to Durgaparameshwari temple, Kateel in Mangalore, at Sheikh Rashid auditorium, here on Friday June 14. It was staged as part of decennial celebration of Yaksha Mitrara Balaga.
The show was staged with the leadership of renowned Bhagawat – Purushottam Poonja Bottikere and Patla Satish Shetty, renowned playback musicians Mohan Shettigar Mijar and P V Paramesh, and guest artiste Deepak Rao Pejavar.
B R Shetty and UAE Exchange CEO Sudhir Kumar Shetty inaugurated the programme.
Venus Hotels proprietor Vasudev Bhat sponsored the religious celebrations at the occasion.
B R Shetty and Sudhir Kumar Shetty felicitated Yakshagana artistes Patla Satish Shetty, Mohan Shettigar Mijar, P V Paramesh and Deepak Rao Pejavar, make up artistes Gangadhar Shettigar Kinnigoli and Balakrishna Gowda Mijar during the programme.
Yaksha Kala Bheeshma title was conferred to Purushottam Poonja on behalf of Yaksha Mitraru Balaga at the same occasion.
Speaking on the occasion, B R Shetty said that its significant that the metro based Yaksha Mitrara Balaga has been fostering the coastal Karnatakas heroic art of Yakshagana since the past 10 years.
He was surprised by superb show which was staged , which even included the children as artistes. He also urged expatriates of undivided Dakshina Kannada district working in the gulf countries not to neglect Yakshagana in the race of achieving significant life.
B R Shetty also honored sponsors of the programme – Fortune Group of Hotels director Praveen Shetty ,Acme Group director Harish Sherigar, Arab Udupi Hotels proprietor Shekar Shetty, Chidanand, Sirin Automobiles proprietor Sarvottam Shetty, Raghu Shetty, S K Poojary Muscat, Karnataka Sangh Dubai president Girish Shetty, Tulu Koota UAE office bearer C R Shetty.
Daijiworld Media Private Limited CEO and editor Walter Nandhalike, Karnataka Sangh Sharja president Satish Poojary and office bearers of different Kannadiga associations were also present.