UAE: The Karnataka Rajyotsava was celebrated with traditional gaiety and splendor by Kannadigaru Dubai, in association with Precious Parties and Entertainment Services at the JSS International School Al Barsha here, on November 13.
The programme began with a procession containing tableaux, including Karnataka Mathe with a beautifully decorated chariot, along with colourful tiger dance and traditional Kerala chande, with all the guests and dignitaries. The prayer by Shiva Kumar was followed by lighting of the traditional lamp by guests along with sponsors and committee members. A Bharatanatyam dance and Ganesh Sthuthi was beautifully presented.
Further, the much awaited maiden “Kannada Ratna” award was conferred on Dhwarakesh, a veteran multi-talented artist in the Kannada film industry for his contributions towards the Kannada language. In absence of Dhwarakesh, his two sons received the award and expressed that though Dhwarakesh was very keen to attend this function, due to his health condition, he was not allowed to travel and in the meantime, he did not forget to remember all those who helped and supported him to become a part of Sandalwood.
Ace Crime story reporter Vijayalaxmi Shibaroor, K V R Tagour and Ganesh Rai were felicitated by Kannadigaru Dubai. A full-fledged comedy was exhibited by renowned comedian artists Tennis Krishna, Mandya Ramesh, Manjubhashini, Prashanth and Roopa Prabhakar. The humorous speech by Sandhya Shenoy had the audience enjoy the power of humor.
Comedian Sandhya Shenoy later was felicitated by Kannadigaru Dubai for her rare talent to make audience laugh and feel lighter and enjoy life with humor.
Vidya Shivakumar and Bhagya Sadandas beautifully compered the program. The vote of thanks was proposed by Mallikarjuna Gowda.
Kannada lovers all over UAE were gathered in large numbers to enjoy comedy talent blended with Kannada songs and dance. If there would be efficient time management by the organizers, the programme could have been more successful. On behalf of Kannadigaru Dubai, president Sadandas extended their gratitude to all the sponsors, media and supporters, who made the Rajostosava celebrations memorable one.