By Violet Pereira, Team Mangalorean
Mangalore: Captain Ganesh Karnik Abhinandana Samiti held a felicitation ceremony for Capt Ganesh Karnik at the City Town Hall here on September 16.
The programme began with an invocation. The programme was inaugurated by the Dharmadarshi Harikrishna Punaroor, Sharavu Raghavendra Shastri, A J Shetty and P Raghunath Hegde by lighting the traditional lamp. There was cultural programme by 20 various music troupes. The picture of Ganesh Karnik was drawn by the popular artist Sayyed Asif Ali on the occasion.
President of Indian Overseas Bank, M Narendra, DGM Karnataka Bank P Jayaram Bhat and Prof M B Puranik felicitated Ganesh Karnik with flowers, fruits, shawl and memento.
Addressing the gathering Ganesh Karnik said, " after coming to Mangalore, the members of Vishwa Hindu Parishath encouraged and supported me. Today if I have reached such great heights, then it is because of the support and encouragement from VHP. My wife supported me a lot to continue in this field. We all expect a good leader, good politician to lead our country as well as the state. But how many mothers are thinking of involving their sons or daughters in politics. We need more and more youth to involve in politics to take our state and country forward and make it a better place to live"
Highlighting the importance of education Karnik said that, education is all about enlightenment of a human being. If there is education there wont be darkness but in our country there is darkness. We need to promote education and eliminate darkness from the country. We have good talents in our country and we need to encourage the talents.
Narakasura Moksha Yakshagana was performed by the Tenka Tittu Aristes on the occasion. Secretary of the Samiti Chandrashekar Shetty delivered the vote of thanks.