Billava Sangha Kuwait holds Scholarship Distribution and Motivation Programme
Billava Sangha Kuwait in association with Shree Guru Charitable Trust, Mangaluru initiated an Education Programme from this year with Scholarship Distribution and Motivation Programme held on Sunday, 28th August 2016 at Shri Vishwanatha Kalyana Mantapa (Glass House), Shri Gokarnanatha Kshetra, Kudroli, Mangaluru.
H S Sairam, President of the Shri Gokarnanatha Kshetra inaugurated the programme by lighting the lamp. Ganesh A Bangera, President of Shree Guru Charitable Trust presided over the function. Chandrasekhar Nanil, Vice President of Guru Charitable Trust welcomed the distinguished guests and the gathering. Greetings from Janardhan Poojary and Jaya Suvarna was conveyed to the gathering and blessings to the students.
Satish Kunder on behalf of the Billava Sangha Kuwait gave an insight of the activities of Billava Sangha Kuwait and how the motivated members of BSK worked hard to make this Education Programme a reality even though the organization is only 3 years into its inception. With the creation of a strong base of associates and the univocal support, this programme can continue to serve the community in a bigger way year after year. He also briefed on the Billava history and how the strong Billava community has become weak without their involvement with the changes in the society. Only education can take the community to their earlier status again.
Dr Ramila Shekhar, Dean PG Department, Roshni Nilaya delivered the Motivation speech for the students. She stressed the need for the children to be disciplined in their way of life and sais that motivation can come only from within. She asked the children to focused on their goal and evaluate their actions on day to day basis. She said that children are full of energy which needs to put it into action in shaping their life.
It was an august occasion where 89 less privileged deserving students pursuing Post graduation, Engineering, Diploma, Law, Degree, Pre-University and Trade courses were provided with Scholarships. A total of Rupees 5.4 lakh was distributed as Scholarship among these students. Scholarships were distributed by the guests, Sri Rohith Sanil, Raghav, Vivek Rao, A K Ravindra, Manoj Bangera, Ramanath Kotekar and others.
Chief Guest, Shylendra Y Suvarna, asked the children to utilise the opportunity with the helping hand from BSK who have done so with all the odds of working with extreme temperature in Kuwait. He wished all the children to excel in their studies and reach their goals.
Keynote speaker Harikrishna Bantwal, Spokesperson of the Billava Mahamandalin in his spirited speech asked the children to emulate the life and preaching of Swami Vivekananda and Sri Narayana Guru. He said that the backward tag of the community needs to be removed and we have to make ourselves strong with quality education and unity.
Raghu Poojary, Vice President of Billava Sangha Kuwait also spoke on the occasion and thanked Sri Guru Charitable Trust for making the Education Programme a reality with their extensive Survey work. Jayanada, Secretary of Sri Guru Charitable Trust in his emotional speech explained how some of the less privileged students with all hardships and even without a proper place to live have excelled in their studies. Yogish Kotian also spoke on the occasion
Ganesh Bangera in his presidential address briefed on how the difficult work of Survey was conducted and how these children were motivated from time to time. Senior Billava leader M Seetharam and Former President Mohandas Poojary were also present on the dais.
Earlier in the day Dr Ashith M V motivated the students and Pratibha Kulai spoke on “Stress Management”
Education programme -2016 concluded with the Vote of thanks delivered by Govind Belchada of Billava Sangha Kuwait.
Billava Sangha Kuwait slogan – “Proud Associates for Education to the deprived, Path to Enlightenment and Life” is there to remain and BSK pledged to carry on with more enthusiasm year after year.