‘Karnataka Ratna’ Award Conferred on Dr B R Shetty during 63rd Karnataka Rajyotsava
UAE: Abu Dhabi Karnataka Sangha celebrated the 63rd Karnataka Rajyotsava at the Indian Social Centre, Abu Dhabi on Friday, November 2.
Large numbers of Kannadigas participated in the event. This is also THE 38th anniversary for the Sangha.
Abu Dhabi Karnataka Sangha president Sarvotham Shetty welcomed chief patron of the Sangha, Padma Shree Dr B R Shetty, Dr Chandra Kumari B R Shetty, along with Indian High Commissioner to UAE, Navdeep Suri and Ronald Pinto, MD, Hyssna International.
The full-day programme was inaugurated by Dr B R Shetty, president of India Social Centre Ramesh Panicker, well-known community leader and philanthropist Ronald Pinto of Hyssna International and other dignitaries by lighting the lamp.
Navdeep Suri conferred Dr B R Shetty with the honourary title of ‘Karnataka Ratna’ on behalf of Abu Dhabi Karnataka Sangha and all Kannadigas of UAE. The felicitation comprised a shawl, flower bouquet, Mysuru Peta and memento.
Speaking on the occasion Navdeep Suri said, “I am an ambassador appointed by the government of India. But Dr Shetty is an ambassador appointed and honoured by the people. His life is an inspiration for all of us. The land of Karnataka has created a lot of talents and visionaries like Dr B R Shetty. Hence, there is some speciality in the soil of Karnataka. People from here are gifted.”