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Report & Pics by Noel Cutinho for Daijiworld News Network - Kuwait

Kuwait, May 6: As a part of second day celebration of Buntotsava 2006 two more comedy dramas “Vaivaat Vasanthe” at 10.30am and “Telipandinakulu Teliperu” at 5.00pm were played by the “CHA PARKA KALAVIDARU” Mangalore. Well known artist Devidas Kapikad, had written and directed these three beautiful comedy dramas. The programs were comphered by Swarna Shetty, Shalini Shetty, Jayashree Shetty and Sanmathi Menda. Spectacular stage setting was done by Madhawaraaj Rai, Vivek Shetty and Karunakar Shetty.

The main co-ordinator of the celebration was Vivek Shetty along with Yadunath Alva and Prakash Shetty who made the arrangements systematically. Every session began with a prayers and welcome dance by the local artistes.

 The vote of thanks was given by Rajesh Shetty. The President Venkappa Sooringe, Vice President Divin Kumar Menda along with the other committee members honoured the visiting and local artistes with momentos and certificates.

 It’s a great achievement by the Buntara Sangha, which is just 5 years old association with a limited number of members could be applauded because, they organized these events just for the entertainment of Tulunadu people who are thousands of miles away from their home land. They brought a troupe of 18 artists from Mangalore that is another great achievement. Ofcourse these dramas left laughter on the face of the audience and made it memorable.

A two days celebration to mark 5th Anniversary of BUNTARA SANGHA KUWAIT - “Buntotsava 2006” was kicked off at Masra Hawalli auditorium at 5.30pm. After welcoming the audience and prayers, introduction of Buntara Sangha was given to the guests & the audience its main goal and achievements since last five years. Its key aim is to bring up the traditional art & culture into the younger generation, in this fast changing modern world.

 Members of the Managing committee along with the guests of the evening led to the stage by Mr. Sudhakar Shetty. The chief guest for the day were K.N. Das (UAE Exchange) and First Secretary for culture of Indian Embassy Jasbir Singh. Celebration began in a traditional way to mark the “Buntotsava 2006” by lighting of lamp by the chief guests and the managing committee led by the President Venkappa Shetty, Soorinje.

After addressing the audience by the chief guests of the evening, a souvenir was released by President Venkappa Shetty, Soorinje. The main sponsor of the event UAE Exchange, co-sponsors Power Control and Electrical & Cont. Co., Mughal Dine Restaurant and Behbehani Car rentals were honoured for their immense support to the Buntara Sangha. Two prominent and hard working members since the inception of Buntara Sangha, Prakash K Shetty and Vivek Shetty were honoured with bouquets, shawls and momentous. The co-ordinator of the visiting artists “CHA PARKA KALAVIDARU”  Mohan Rai Karnoor was also honoured for his outstanding contributions.

 The spice of the celebration a Tulu Drama “ Namma Kaveri” was presented to the audience as part of the 3 dramas series. The audience were mesmerized with performances of the visiting artists, especially child artist Kum Chaitra who played the lead role of “Kaveri”. Her acting prowess commended by one and all. No doubt “Telekeda Bolli” Devadas Kapikad along with his troupe presented a rib tickling comedy.

At the end vote of thanks was given by Joint Secretary Sanmathi Divin Menda followed by the introduction of visiting artists.


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