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Daijiworld Media Network – Mumbai (RD/SP)
Mumbai, Feb 10: The business promotion meet of the city-based Jayalaxmi Credit Co-operative Society was held recently at Goenkawadi Auditorium, located at J B Nagar, Andheri (East) here.
Jayalaxmi Credit Co-Operative Society was promoted by the metro-based Okkaliga community and Sri Adichunchanagiri Seva Samiti, with plans to convert it into a co-operative Bank, by opening its branches in the suburbs and Thane district.
Society chairman Narayan R Gowda and other directors provided initiation to the meet by lighting the lamp.
Kannadiga Journalists Association, Maharastra president Chandrashekar Palettady, felicitated retired Okkaliga community veterans Narasingappa N Gowda and Chikkamma N Gowda, Nanjappa Gowda and Javaramma Gowda, R N Gowda and Nagamma R Gowda, Venkatesh V Gowda and Sarojini V Gowda, K Raje Gowda and Sunandappa R Gowda couples, Chikke Gowda B and Kamalamma Kariappa Gowda and others by draping shawls, presenting mementoes, citations and chains studded with pearls.
Chandrashekar Palettady, speaking on the occasion, noted that the Kannadigas who had come to the metro to pursue their careers and homes, have a duty to contribute towards promoting their culture. It is necessary for every Kannadiga settled in the metro, to be actively involved with community organizations and their activities, he advised. Let the dream of Okkaliga Bhavan come true under the able leadership of Narayan Gowda and with the support of the community brethren. All the programmes should be held in consultation with and obtaining concurrence of the veterans of the community as well as the youths. The blessings and guidance of veterans should set a standard for the youths in promoting their distinct culture, he urged.
Society chairman Narayan Gowda also felicitated ‘Karnataka Malla’ Kannada daily sub-editor Sripati Champa, Udayavani Kannada daily sub-editor B K Umesh Kotian and Preeti Co-operative Credit Society chairman Mahendra Singh Takoor by draping the shawls around them and presenting them with trays with flowers and fruits in them.
Sripati Champa, in acknowledgement of honour, said that he has close relationship with the Okkaliga Gowda community since the past five decades and emphasized the need to ensure that their ideals will become stepping stone for others to follow.
Society chairman Narayan Gowda said that Jayalaxmi Credit Co-Operative Society was set up in the metro, with the contributions of metro's Okkaliga community and Sri Adichunchanagiri Seva Samiti, in order to empower the community to derive financial benefits by forming Self-Help-Groups (SHG's), take up self-employment and career advancement projects etc. The economically well-off community brethren should support the society in its endeavour of spreading the benefits of economic self-reliance to other members in the community, he requested.
Treasurer K Raje Gowda said that the society aims at transforming into a Co-operative Bank soon, by opening branches in metro's suburbs and Thane district.
Directors Nagesh N Patil, Sushim H Kurade, Chandarn C Chari, Devaki N Gowda, Anusuya R Gowda, Sunanda R Gowda, Meenakshi N Gowda, Sri Adichunchanagiri Seva Samiti D S Mutte Gowda, Mohankumar J Gowda, Anand B Gowda and others were present on the occasion.
Variety cultural events were staged by the community children, as part of entertainment programme. Sunita R Gowda and Ravi N Gowda compered the programme.
Secretary Rangappa Gowda welcomed the gathering and treasurer K Raje Gowda proposed vote of thanks.