Daijiworld Media Network – Muscat (EP)
Muscat, Nov 26: The 16th Vishwa Kannada Sammelana held under the joint participation of Muscat Kannada Sangha and Hradayavahini newspaper at Muscat Al Falaj auditorium was inaugurated by real star Upendra.
Thousands of Kannadigas from Oman and other countries took part in the programme held as part of 67th Karnataka Rajyotsava.
Real Star Upendra speaking after inaugurating the programme said that everybody looks for change in all the sectors. Similarly, I have started a Cashless party for the first time, he said.
Conference president Professor Mallepura Venkatesh said that language includes art, literature and culture. Kannadigas have been spreading Kannada culture even from the corners of the world. Organizers such as Manjunath Sagar have strengthened such work, he said.
Chief organizer of the conference K P Manjunath Sagar said that the programmes began in order to provide a platform for the artists in the international arena.
Several artists and singers who arrived from Karnataka under the leadership of Manjunath Sagar presented various programmes. Karnataka government non resident unit former president Arati Kriishna, Bahrain Kannada Sangha former president and Karnataka Rajyotsava award recipient Raj Kumar were felicitated.
Multitalented Prabha Suvarna from Mumbai was presented with the Mahila Sadhaki gold medal. Muscat Kannada Sangha president S T D Prasad, local government representatives and dignitaries were present. G N Swamy compered the programme and rendered a vote of thanks.