‘Bunta Vibhushan’ award Conferred on Justice Santhosh Hegde during 43rd Bunts Get-together
UAE: The UAE Bunts held their 43rd get-together colourfully at J W Marriott Hotel Hall on May 19th 2017.
Witnessed a large crowd comprising of enthusiastic members from Bunts community who gathered here from various parts of UAE.
The Chief Guest of the day was Justice Santhosh Hegde, Former Judge of Supreme Court of India, Former Solicitor General of India and Former Lokayukta of Karnataka State along with Bollywood celebrity guest Pooja Hedge from Mumbai who were welcomed in a grand way with “Poornakumbha Kalashas” along with the Kerala Chende.
Dr B R Shetty and Dr Chandrakumari B R Shetty, chief patrons of UAE Bunts, inaugurated the event by lighting the traditional lamp in the presence of executive committee members, guests, and dignitaries who had gathered at the venue.
“Porluda Samsaara”, another special attraction of the day was the contest between the selected seven Bunt families who had undergone tough selection rounds, presented their various talents on stage and finally Santhosh Shetty, Jayashri Santhosh Shetty and family won the Porluda Samsaara title.
The live reality type show was applauded by guests and all audience for its uniqueness. The winners were presented with surprise gifts and a family stay in a five-star resort.
Justice Santhosh Hedge was honoured with “Banta Vibhooshana” award by Dr B R Shetty, along with other dignitaries for his remarkable service towards the nation and humanity. Speaking to the audience after receiving the honour, Justice Hegde expressed his happiness over the felicitation. He said, “This award has increased my responsibility and inspired me more to work towards my nation.” He wished all success to the Bunt community and the guests gathered for their future endeavours.
Saiheel Rai, multitalented Cini Star, popular emerging young Bunt compered the event and a famous young singer who was the finalist of Kannada Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Nishal Rai sang beautiful songs. Mesmerising fusion of words and music by this young duo kept the gathering enthralled. Further the UAE Bunts felicitated students who had excelled in the field of education and sports for their achievement for the year 2016 – 2017 by Dr B R Shetty.
As a part of the entertainment, live musical orchestra, filmy dance presentations were staged by young and energetic talents from the Bunt community. Many attractive gift hampers, spot prizes were distributed to the participants of various games and activities.
Winner – Santosh Shetty and family
1st Runner up – Mahesh Shetty and family
2nd Runner up – Niranjan Shetty and family
Mokeda Samsaara – Rajaram Shetty and Family
Pugartheda Samsaara – Santosh Shetty and family
Porluda Aithada Samsaara – Santosh Shetty and family
Kusaalda Samsaara – Mahesh Shetty and family
Porluda Parichaya – Mahesh Shetty and family
Adults Dance competition
1. Posa guttu (Sharjah )
2. Natyalasam (Abu Dhabi)
3. Golden Sparklers (Musaffa)
Kids Dance Competition
1. Lasyareva (Abu Dhabi)
2. Radical Bunts (Dubai)
3. Boogie Bouncers (Musaffa)
All the sponsors, media, Bunts Throw ball team and organising committee were honoured by the UAE Bunts as a token of gratitude.
Sarvotham Shetty man behind the grand success of 43rd UAE Bunts get-together expressed his gratitude to each person involved and contributed to the mega success of this event.