Team Bandhavya Holds ‘Bandhavya 2018’ in Muscat
Muscat: Team Bandhavya, Muscat organized “Bandhavya” a cultural programme, which was celebrated with great excitement recently, at Barka farmhouse here. Nearly 1000 non-resident Indians participated in this programme.
Team Bandhavya has been organizing public programmes under the name ‘Bandhavya’ for non-resident Kannadigas for four consecutive years with different concepts.
This is a programme combining many non-resident families, including children, women, young people and seniors organized with the main attraction of rural style shops, food dishes, and childhood play.
Village Fair in the Desert
Village fair was the main attraction of this event. All non-resident Indians employed in the Gulf state were surprised by the sight of the village fair atmosphere. The special glimpse of the family fusion programme was petty shops, memorable materials of early childhood life, village dishes, omelets, tapioca, ice candies, gas soda drinks and vegetables. All age groups enjoyed the hot spicy snacks, native hotel dishes and chocolates as well as ice-cream.
The crowd gathered at specially arranged photo gallery was amazed at the specially prepared village post box for the event and stood beside it clicking selfies.
The event started with games for children, whereby parents enthusiastically engaged with their kids at the rarely arranged special rural sports competition in the backyard. They recalled their childhood days playing with their friends. Similarly, competitions for women were also held separately. For ladies, a flower stall with village flowers like jasmine, rose etc. was set up.
Honoring noted personalities
On this occasion, few noted personalities were honoured for their service rendered to the society in different fields. They were, Yusuf Moodbidri, who trained his daughter for the IAS exam, a rising poet and lyricist Ansar Katipalla, social activists Hafeez Panemangalore, Mohideen Padubidre and Jaffar Kalladka.
The Crowd witnessed classical “Duff” and the hilarious skit performed by the artists of team-Bandhvaya.
On this occasion, the chief guest journalist Fayaz N addressed the gathering and appreciated the programme as it was successful in strengthening the relationship between non-resident Indians, such effort is required to extend beyond the ocean. Further, he said that, back in our home country, the secular nature remains unique, when relations between all Indians have become firm and solid. We are all responsible for saving the nation’s secular legacy and defeating fascism, he said.
Abdul Salam Thumbe, the director of Team-Bandhavya presided over the function. Indian Pravasi Forum, Karnataka Chapter in Oman, President Mohammed Anwar, Vice President of Indian Social Forum, Karnataka Chapter Syed Mohdin Saheb Sastan were present on the occasion.
Team-Bandhavya adviser Riyaz Gangolli welcomed the gathering and Faizal Kalladka delivered the vote of thanks. The Programme was compered by Zakariya Bappalige.
Report: Abdul Mubarak Karaje