'Adarsha Dampathigalu' in Muscat

  • Entertaining and Fun filled  Inhouse  programme  of Indian Social Club Karnataka Wing, Muscat

Report: Jaya Ramesh
Photographs: Nagesh

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Muscat May 4, 2010: The Karnataka Wing of The Indian Social Club, Muscat has always unfurled a variety of   interesting programmes and activities, here in Muscat.  Adept in their  repertoire, they  organized a family show on Thursday, 29th April 2010 at the Higher College of Technology auditorium,  which was an interesting  in-house programme for its  members. It was an eventful day filled with mirth, joy and fun. The organizers recreated this programme on the same lines of the popular and sensational talk show Adarsha Dampathigulu.

It was a much awaited evening as was evident from the large number of enthusiastic couples and other members present in the audience.  Six couples were chosen on the basis of luck of the draw.   The Question and Answer Round to check and match the traits of an ideal, compatible, mutually understanding   partners   was interesting, hilarious and highly thought provoking.

Shree Yoganand   welcomed the gathering and guests in his warm Welcome address. Shri. Prakash Naik   introduced the Guests of honour  to the audience. Smt.Kavitha Ramakrishna , on behalf of all, interviewed  the  Kannada  Star  Adarsha Dampathi -  Dr.Srinath and  Mrs. Geetha Srinath and was well conducted.  Small interesting and enlightening  anecdotes from the life sketch of Dr. Srinath  was   enlivened in the interview. Interspersing the interview round,  the   musical   talents    from amongst the members,  regaled   the audience with  melodious songs   as a tribute to the Star Pranayaraja. Not only do the Karnataka Wing   invite eminent artistes from back home, they, have always given equal opportunities to the talented members. This has been their constant endeavour.

 

 

 

 

The singers - Karunakar Rao, Anita Chandrakant, Sumana Shashidhar,Ravi Prakash,Praveen Suvarna,Priya  Pai and Kishen Udyawar  were appreciated for their  mellifluous rendition of Kannada film songs  from  a few of  the films  in which Dr.Srinath acted/produced. The songs  sung  were aptly supplemented by the Visuals  portrayed on the screen. Visuals for this event  were efficiently  handled by Mr. Shivaprasad  Mayya.  Mr.Denny  managed  the  Sound   and Light Effects  well. The stage setting was perfectly crafted by Multitech Contracting LLC  and blended with  the ambience. The Memento arrangement was facilitated by Mr.Ramanand Kunder.

The Main Event Sponsors for the evening were Towell Take solutions, Sandrose Trading LLC, Backer Suleiman Jaffer & Co. & Sea Pearls LLC. The other sponsors  were MINARA (Areej Vegatable Oils and derivatives) , Al Madina Logistic   Services Co.,Oman International Group, Swagath Restaurant, Arabian Trading  LLC,  Grill House and Multitech  Contracting   LLC.

Mr.  Ravigopinath  Sharma and his wife Mrs.Saraswati  were  adjudged   the winners.  The First runner up position was  secured by   the couple Mr.Naveen R.P. and Mrs. Pramila. Mr. Giridhar G.K. and Mrs. Veena Giridhar  were adjudged   as the  second Runner up  Couple.  The other three lucky couples who participated were Mr. Ravishankar.K.M. and Mrs.Roopa   Ravishankar; Mr.Nagaraj.P. and Mrs.Kusuma,  Mr.Sathyanarayana G.K.and Mrs.Sujaya.

The  Judges  trio of  Shri.S.K. Rao , Smt.  Padmini  Ravikumar, and  Mrs.Vidya Balakrishna  , with their valuable  insight and experience,  evaluated the  array of  the participant couples answers and compatible rapport between them and finally  declared the winner and the runners up.

Shri.B.A. Ramesh proposed a vote of thanks and thanked one and all immensely for making the event happen.

PRANAYARAJA   DR. SRINATH and his wife Smt. Geetha  Srinath   graced the  evening   as the Guests of Honour.  Dr.Srinath   needs no introduction, as he has won the   hearts of one and  all   with his  multifaceted   and   talented image   in the film industry.   Theatre and films have always been his passion and his contribution in the other   fields like film production, Television Media,    Arts and Culture, tradition, etc. ranks him as a cultural ambassador.   He   was conferred the Honorary Doctorate for his valuable contribution in the field of Film and Arts.and  he was nominated as   as MLC by the Government of Karnataka in 2006.

His love for his land and language is no secret, as he is in the forefront hosting shows or ardently supports the events.

Apart from his artistic profile, there is   another side - humaneness …. Dr.Srinath   is a great philanthropist. He is kindhearted and very helpful.  “Deeya Art Foundation”, a trust formed by  Dr.Srinath is  an example of his   sincere social service  rendering assistance to people ailing from cancer, HIV, and  heart related problems.

FELICITATION

The Karnataka wing has always felicitated famous personalities from Karnataka in the past.  Continuing the same tradition, they honoured Dr.Srinath. Pranayaraja  Dr.Srinath was felicitated and  presented   The LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD  for his outstanding  contribution to art and culture in the Kannada  Film industry and for his social service to community at large.

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