BSK holds Scholarship Distribution and Motivation Programme – 2017
Kuwait: Billava Sangha, Kuwait are into the second year of the Education Programme for the less privileged deserving students of the community and the Education programme -2017 was organised with the Scholarship Distribution and Motivation Programme in association with Shree Guru Charitable Trust, Surathkal, Mangaluru, held on Sunday, 20th August 2017 at Shri Vishwanatha Kalyana Mantapa (Glass House) and Shri Gokarnanatha Kshetra, Kudroli, Mangalore.
Raghu Poojary, President of Billava Sangha Kuwait inaugurated the programme by lighting the lamp. There was welcome dance by Adhithi Dambel and Rithesh Krishnapura.
Honourable guests Pithamber Heraje, SP (Retired), Vice president of Billava Maha Mandala, Adve Ravindra Poojary, (Award winner state level model teacher) Administrator of Sri Narayana Guru Group of Educational Institutions, Mulki and Chandrasekhar Nanil, President of Shree Guru Charitable Trust graced the occasion. Other guests included Ranjanulki, H K Ravindra and Vasu Poojary along with Satish Kunder Advisor and Shanmukha Poojary Internal Auditor of Billava Sangha Kuwait were also present on the dais. Raghu Poojary, President of Billava Sangha Kuwait presided over the function. Prathibha Kulai delivered the Motivation speech and had an interactive session with the students raising their spirits high. Rohith Sanil, advisor of Billava Sangha Kuwait welcomed the distinguished guests and the gathering.
Satish Kunder on behalf of the Billava Sangha Kuwait gave an insight of the activities of the Billava Sangha Kuwait and presented on how the motivated members of BSK worked hard to take this Education Programme to the second year with more vigour and commitment. He also commended the work done by Shree Guru Charitable Trust in making this programme meaningful. He stressed the need of imparting discipline to the students along with education so that misuse of our youth can be stopped and also the next generation is able to take up the leadership of the community with strong and disciplined leadership qualities.
Pithambera Heraje in his speech called all the community members to work to strengthen the community and the need to develop our institutions including a Medical College. He expressed his pain that some of our misguided youth have taken the wrong path and are being misused in politics and religion. This has an irreparable impact on many families and needs to be stopped with proper education. He also thanked the Billava Sangha Kuwait in taking up this noble cause.
Adve Ravindra Poojary motivated the students with his speech and inspired them to work for the country in the path of progress and eradicating ills like corruption. He compared the students to a pencil which needs to be polished every now and then but can pen down great things when used by great hands. Likewise, children can become great when they are trained under such hands.
Chandrasekhar Nanil President of Shree Guru Charitable Trust acknowledged the importance of its association with Billava Sangha Kuwait in the success of this programme and wished that this bonding between the two associations remains forever to take the cause forward. He also informed on how the members of the trust worked hard in identifying the deserving students and organising the programme.
Jayanada, Vice President 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. He also gave the details of the work by the trust. Raghu Poojary, President of Billava Sangha Kuwait also spoke on the occasion and thanked Sri Guru Charitable Trust for making this Education Programme a reality with their extensive Survey work. Some of the students also spoke thanking BSK and the Trust for the assistance they received for their education
Scholarships worth Rs 6.1 Lakh were distributed among the 100 less privileged deserving students pursuing Post graduation, Engineering, Diploma, Law, Degree, Pre-University and Trade courses. Scholarships were distributed by the guests on the dais who included Rohith Sanil, Gautham Suvarna, Manoj Anchan, Vijay Kavoor, Rashmi Nagaraj, Manoj Bangera, Praveen Kotian Kodakkal, Vivek Rao and others. Jyothi Bangera who has been attending this programme as an audience from last year, impressed with the programme presented additional Scholarship to one of the physically Challenged Student thus raising the emotions high.
The Final instalment of the offering received from Koti Chennaya devotees from Kuwait for the resurrection of Kuppe Panjurli Daivasthana was handed over to the Deyi Baydethi Koti Chennaya Moolasthana Kshethra dalitha Samithi on the occasion.
Earlier in the day the members of Billava Sangha Kuwait had a small counselling session and motivated the students. Education programme -2017 was beautifully hosted by Jayananda and concluded with the Vote of thanks by Gautham Suvarna, General Secretary 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.
By Suresh S Rao Neramballi