Mumbai: Monsoon season is the time that keeps everyone busy in the City. I remember an incident that happened to me during the rainy season as a child. If there is God’s grace, we can escape from any difficulty. Today we all are happy in a big City like Mumbai because we got the blessings of our elders. We can never forget the rainy days of our childhood, oland our health is cool because of the crops grown in the soil of our village, said Bunt’s Association Mumbai Treasurer Mundappa Payyade,
Speaking at the Bunt’s Association Mumbai, Jogeshwari – Dahisar Regional Committee Women’s Section ‘Mariyalada Nempulu’ (Memories of Rainy season) programme held at “Aadharika Mahila Aadhaar Bhavan” near Pawan Dham, Kandivali West on Saturday July 30 he said, “Today the Women’s Wing of the Regional Committee is organising this programme with enthusiasm. The programme was successfully conducted under the leadership of Shailaja of the Women’s Unit with the help of all the workers and committee members. Man can live a life without eyes but it is difficult to live without a woman, be it his godmother, mother, elder sister, daughter, whoever, women should be respected. Our true relatives are those who help us in times of trouble, he said .
“Life doesn’t change in a minute but a decision taken in a minute can change our life. if children are taught about the plus of listening to elders at young age, they will follow it later in their lives,” he added.
Welcoming everyone, President Nitte M. G. Shetty said that, the rainy months are all difficult months. Especially the month of Aati is the month of living in extreme poverty. He said that through such a programme, our young generation should be informed about the rules, customs, culture and traditions of our town.
Vice President of Bunt’s Association Mumbai’s SM Shetty Education Institute Ratnakara Shetty Mundkur said that among the 9 regional committees of Bunt’s Association, Jogeshwari-Dahisar Regional Committee is always active and is at the top. He also said that he has experience of working as an active worker of this regional committee since its early days. The youth seem to be very few here. Today women have prepared different types of food at their homes and a disciplined atmosphere seems to have been created here, he added.
Working President of Bunt’s Association Mumbai Women’s Division Uma Krishna Shetty said that Aati and Sona months are very special months in Tulunadu. It is said that if Atikalenja comes home, the disease will be cured. It is a pleasure to see that all the programmes of the women’s unit under the leadership of Shailaja are being carried out smoothly and neatly with the support of all of you, she noted.
Regional Committee Coordinator Ravindra. S. Shetty, Senior Advisor Manohar. N, Shetty, Vice President K. Premanath Shetty, Youth Department Dheeraj D Rai, Women Department Convenor Vinoda Ashok Shetty, Vice President Sunita. N. Hegde, Secretary Rekha Y Shetty, Treasurer Yogini S Shetty, Secretary Sarita M Shetty, along with Treasurer Shubhangi S Shetty were present. Padmavati b. Shetty, Jaya Shetty, Sankesh Y Shetty, Praveen J Shetty Chandrasekhara S Shetty Belman and several workers of the women’s section collaborated.
Amar Nath Shetty, President of the Women’s Division of the Regional Committee, thanked everyone and gave a new name to this programme and introduced the image of all the months of the monsoon season. Today our women have prepared various dishes at home and I congratulate all the women members for their encouragement, he said. Similarly, he paid tribute to all the members of the committee who contributed to the programme.
The programme was graced by Mundappa Payyade of Bantara Sangha, Uma Krishna Shetty, Shasikala Poonja, Regional Committee Working President Nitte M G Shetty, Women Section Working President Shailaja Amarnath Shetty and all office-bearers, Vinoda Ashoka Shetty, Senior Advisor Manohar Shetty, Former Working President Nithyananda Hegde, Premanath Shetty, Ashoka V Shetty, Gangadhar A Shetty, Dheeraj D Rai amomg othets lit the lamp and inaugurated the programe. Rajani Raghunath Shetty rendered the prayer.
Later, a musical programme was held by the members. In between each song Tulu quiz, riddles, paddana and many other information about ancient Tulunadu were imparted. All present participated enthusiastically.
Social activists Yermal Harish Shetty, Dr Harish Shetty, Dr Satish Shetty, Nitesh Shetty, Gautam Shetty, Anita Shetty, Ratna Shetty, Shivaram Shetty, Suchitra Shetty, Amarnath Shetty, Shalini Shetty etc. were honoured. Office bearers and members of other Regional Committees, Women’s Division and Youth Division were present in the programme.
The programme was organized by Secretary Raghunath N. along with Regional Committee. Narrated by Shetty, he introduced a comprehensive picture of the customs of the people of Tulunadu in the past, the difficult life of the peasants during the rainy season, the snacks of the days of poverty, and the means of entertainment etc.