Tulu Koota Kuwait – Rasamanjari 2017 Mega Musical Feast a package of total entertainment
Tulu Koota Kuwait, under the leadership of the president Wilson D’Souza organized Rasamanjari 2017, a mega musical feast, an event with full entertainment on 21st April 2017 at the American International School, Kamel Al Rayes Auditorium, Maidan Hawally. The Musical Nite featured performances by prominent guest Singers, background music by leading musicians from India along with the award-winning singers from Kuwait. The classical Dances, film Dances and comical skits from various artistes entertained more than 1000 art enthusiasts.
The event commenced with the Kuwait and Indian National Anthem, followed by the lighting of the lamp done by President Wilson D’Souza and Venu Sharma along with the Convener of Tulu Koota Kuwait, Members of Advisory committee and Management committee. While Lydia Misquith and Abdul Razak welcomed the gathering with a brief introduction about Tulu Nadu. Tulu Koota Kuwait in a charming way and a welcome classical dance by the members of Nritta Dhyana Dance group kick started the event.
Chetan Kumar Shetty took over the stage through his self-introduction in a unique way. He also thanked the Tulu Koota Kuwait for giving him an opportunity to host an event at the international level. His multifaceted ability, confidence and involvement kept the crowd connected. He introduced the well-known musicians who arrived from India, Venugopal on the keyboard, Rajgopal Acharya on lead Guitar, Prakash Antony on Rhythm program /Drums and Rajesh Bhagwath on Cong/Tabla.
As the stage was all set and ready and the audience were eagerly waiting to enjoy the music and was no reason for any further delay. The first song of the event was sung by Rashmi Naravi, a famous singer who won the hearts of the audience through her melodious voice on her first visit to Kuwait, followed by Nihal Tauro, a teen sensation and Ajay Warriar, a famous singer who has given his voice for many movies. Their performance reached the hearts and the soul of the audience and proved the power of music and no doubt they have proved the saying “Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imaginations and life to everything”. They presented many Hindi, Kannada, Tulu and Konkani songs both fast and melody. The Award willing and Celebrated singers from Kuwait Joylin Gonsalves, Gladys Lorena, Sara Lobo and Glen Vaz also joined the team and showed their talent.
As promised the show was not just limited to the music, Nritta Dhyana Dance group through classical dance and Fusion Dance Academy through their contemporary style dance made the evening more colorful. Kids of Tulu Koota also make use of this opportunity to show their talent in dance which was choreographed by Shobha Harish Bhandary, Adarsh and Akash. Apart from the dance Tulu Koota Kuwait talented members, Lionel Mascarenhas, Abdul Razak, Lucy Lobo Aranha, Rajesh Cardoza, Johnson Almeida, Sathish Saldana, Lydia Misquith and Rajesh Fernandes showcased three comic skits, which came out as a special package.
As no event could be successful without proper financial support, many organizations and individuals from Kuwait as well as from India had supported the Tulu Koota Kuwait through their sponsorship for the event. In appreciation of their support Tulu Koota Kuwait honored representatives of such organizations with bouquet and memento as a token of gratitude. Chief Guest Ashraf Ayoor, Event sponsors, thanked Tulu Koota for giving an opportunity to associate with them and assured of continued support.
Guest artistes, local singers and choreographers of the dances were honoured with a flower bouquet and a memento in appreciation of their performance while the certificate of participation were issued to all the participants.
Tulu Koota Kuwait also bid farewell to Muralidhar Loku Bhandary, a senior member of Tulu Koota Kuwait who is leaving Kuwait after 35 years of service and retirement. He was a dedicated member of the association and rendered his voluntary service to the association in many capacities. And three other active members of the association Faustin Pinto, Sathish Kotian and Abdul Razak were also honored for their outstanding contributions.
TKK took the opportunity to invite two visiting priests Fr Vincent Coelho and Fr Michael D’Silva who addressed the gathering and blessed the association, its members and also mentioned how charity is important for both the one who gives as well as the one who is in need.
Wilson D’Souza, President of Tulu Koota Kuwait in his address to the gathering expressed his happiness and said that he was proud to be part of Tulu Koota Kuwait, an organization formed based on three objectives viz., Unity through Language, promote and support rich cultural values and contribute towards social welfare and education. He also informed that Tulu Koota is one among very few associations which has members from different backgrounds and beliefs yet united together as one family which is also called as Tulu Kutumba Kuwait. He also informed about the achievements of the association and its various welfare projects under the banner of “Glimmer of Hope – Bhagyada Bolpu”, how Tulu Koota Kuwait is trying to help the needy and underprivileged in the society. He added that this year Tulu Koota will be focusing on the child welfare and has identified 3 projects to associate with which are directly benefiting the children with special needs and the less privileged. He requested all to support Tulu Koota in this noble act. He further thanked all the committee members and volunteers for their collective effort for the success of the event.
The programme was well coordinated by the Cultural Secretary Ronald D’Souza, with the support from his Cultural team and dedicated and collective hard work by the members of all committee and volunteers who deserve a lot of appreciation for carrying out such a vibrant event.
The General Secretary Jagadeeshwara Shanubhogue thanked the sponsors wholeheartedly for their support, Artistes, all committee members of the association and all other organizations and individuals who supported the association in organizing and presenting the colorful event “Rasamanjari 2017”. Followed by Raffle draw where 5 lucky persons won exciting prizes while 15 others bagged consolation prizes.
The Megamusical fest came to an end with the famous song Tukuru tukur by Nihal Tauro followed by medley – the fusion mix of old and new fast songs from all the artistes.