Children of ‘Kalajagattu Chinnara Bimba’ Come Together for 'Makkala Habba - 2009'
News and pics by Rons Bantwal
Daijiworld Media Network - Mumbai (SP)
Mumbai, Feb 9: The 'Makkala Habba - 2009' programme organized by the Pejawar, Powai, Mulund and Thane branches of Kala Jagattu Chinnara Bimba on the occasion of their second annual day function, was held at the Radhabai T Bhandary Auditorium located in Kurla (East) here on the evening of Saturday, February 7.
S M Group working president S M Shetty presided. Working president of All Cargo Global Logistics Ltd Shashikiran Shetty took part in the capacity of the chief guest, while Buntara Sangh Mumbai president Aikala Harischandra Shetty, Billavara Association Mumbai president Jaya C Suvarna and Mahesh Tutorials working president Mahesh Shetty and some other dignitaries participated as honorary guests.
Prakash B Bhandary, the man behind 'Chinnara Bimba' organization, Ashok Pakkal, Surendrakumar Hegde, Prof Seetaram R Shetty, Ramesh Rai etc., were at the dais. S M Shetty set the proceedings of the function in motion by hoisting the 'Kodi Mara', depicting the culture followed in the coastal Karnataka temples.
On this occasion, founder of 'Kala Jagattu' team and director of 'Chinnara Bimba' Tonse Vijaykumar Shetty, a Karnataka Rajyotsav awardee, was felicitated. Shashikiran Shetty placed the arecanut inflorescence in a pitcher while Aikala Harish Shetty lit the traditional lamp, to signify inauguration of the Makkala Utsav.
In her introductory address, Naina P Bhandary, convenor of Chinnara Bimba and also its working president, said that Chinnara Bimba has plans to expand its branches all over India towards introducing the rich cultural heritage of India to the youngsters. Founding working president and trustee of Chinnara Bimba Pooja P Bhandary welcomed. Meghna S Hegde, Sameeksha V Kotian, Prasad S Shetty, Shreya J Shetty, Preeti Poojary, Pranav D Shetty, Srishti Shetty, Karishma Shetty and Viraj Shetty introduced the guests.
Chinnara Bimba regional committee members Krishi H Shetty, Mihir M Shetty, Brijesh N Poojary, Ankita R Rai, Ashwini S Poojary, Tanishka D Shetty, Sudarshan D Kotian, Karan K Shetty, Nileesha K Shetty, Nikhita S Amin, Nishant R Shetty, Sharan B Shetty, Deeksha D Shetty, Neha B Sarapady, Pratham S Moolya, Nireeksha A Shetty and others presented various cultural programmes. Akhila S Pakkal delivered felicitation address for the teachers who guided the children.
Variety cultural dances and 'Panchajanya' Yakshagana programme in which Polya Lakshminarayan Shetty officiated as Bhagawat, were presented by the children belonging to different branches of Chinnara Bimba.