Prasanna Teertha Swamiji Inaugurates Pili Nalike 3
Mangaluru: President of the District Youth Congress, Mithun Rai in association with ‘Namma TV’ organized Tiger Dance competition for the third consecutive year, “Pilinalike 3”, at the Volleyball Court, Mangala Stadium here on October 10.
The programme began with an invocation. The competition was inaugurated by Sri Sri Sri Prasanna Teertha Swamiji of Shri Subramanya Math by lighting the traditional lamp along with other dignitaries on the dais. The “Tiger camp” team performed for the inaugural programme.
Addressing the jam-packed audience, Sri Prasanna Teertha Swamiji said, “We are performing Puja to Goddess Durga and whoever prays to Goddess Durga, she will bless them. I have special respect for Mithun Rai because he is trying hard to retain the culture and tradition of Tulunadu. In this modern era, most of the youth are influenced by modern technology. But Mithun Rai at a young age has organized the tiger dance competition, “Pili Nalike – 3″, we should all support him to continue his zeal in retaining the tradition of Tulunadu. Dasara is celebrated in all the districts according to the tradition and culture. The tiger dance is a traditional dance of Tulunadu and the dancers go from house to house, dancing and entertaining people. Mithun Rai has given them a platform to exhibit their talents by organizing Pili Nalike.”
He further said that nowadays youth are addicted to modern gadgets and they do not participate in any programmes. “But Mithun Rai has the capacity to bring together all the youth. In the coming days, he will surely emerge as a popular leader. Let Mithun serve the society and let God bless him to continue his good work.”
Chief Whip of Karnataka Legislative Assembly Ivan D’Souza speaking on the occasion said, “Mithun Rai and Namma TV has given an opportunity for the tiger dancers to exhibit their talents which is commendable. Tiger Dance is a unique form of folk dance in Dakshina kannada that fascinates the young and the old alike.” He congratulated the organizers and wished success to the participants.
Speaking on the occasion, Mithun Rai said, “Pili Nalike means a proud art of Tulunadu and we have to encourage it. When the tiger dancers come to your house, do not shut your doors, welcome them and give them an opportunity to exhibit their talents. All the 9 teams are the winners because we are trying to retain the art of Tulunadu and it is our vision to encourage the tiger dancers. We want the people of Dakshina Kannada to support the tiger dancers, so that the art of Tulunadu will be retained”.
Shivasharan Shetty, judges Santhosh Shetty and Venkatesh were also present.