Mumbai: Olympian Vandana Rao Inaugurates Koti – Chennaya Athletic Meet – 2010

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Daijiworld Media Network – Mumbai (RD/SB)  

Mumbai, Jan 10: Koti – Chennaya Athletic Meet – 2010, an annual athletic meet by metro-based Billavara Association was inaugurated at Goregaon Sports Club grounds, Malad (West), here on Sunday January 10. 

Olympian athlete and Arjuna award recipient Vandana Rao and MLA Krishna Hegde inaugurated the Koti – Chennaya Athletic Meet – 2010. 

Vandana P Rao addressing the gathering said that Koti – Chennya, the legendary icons of Tulunadu convey the strength that lies in unity among Billava community. The traditional sport is the art that promotes sound mind and body. The age does not matter while it’s essential to promote the sports event, said Olympian Vandan Rao. 

MLA Krishna Hegde said that the athletic meet serves to show the strength and unity of community. He urged the competitors in order to partake in sports with the spirit that promotes unity and brotherhood.

Billavara Association and All India Billava Federation president Jaya C Suvarna presided. Deputy mayor Shailaja Girkar was the chief guest. Renowned eye surgeon Dr Shyam Agarwa was the guest of honour.  

Association honorary president Y Nagesh, vice-president L V Amin, M B Kukyan and C T Salian, honorary chief secretary Jyothi K Suvarna, honorary chief treasurer Uday S Salian, joint secretaries U Dhananjay Kumar, Mohandas G Poojary and Dhananjay S Kotian, joint treasurers Ganesh M Billava, Mahesh Karkala, Dharmapal G Anchan and Rajesh J Bangera, Seva Dal chief Ganesh K Poojary, women wing president Jayanti V Ullal, youth wing president Premanath P Kotian and honorary secretary Ravindra A Amin among others were present. 

Association vice-president Nithyanand D Kotian and joint secretary Dharmesh S Salian compered the programme.


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  • Praveen Manamthodi, mumbai

    Fri, Jun 11 2010

    Congratulation to Metro be continue this every to be a part of this group

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  • Vittal Poojary, Mumbai / Dubai

    Mon, Jan 11 2010

    Glad to see the snaps of this sports event. Billavara Association Mumbai is a reputed and well known community organisation headed by Shri Jaya Suvarna. We the entire committee members of Billawavas Dubai & NE, Dubai salute your great institution.

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  • sanu suvarana, mangalore, west africa ghana

    Mon, Jan 11 2010


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  • Ivan PINTO, Belthangady / KSA

    Mon, Jan 11 2010

    Nice to see Vandana's name on the article. I thought she is totally disappreared.

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    Mon, Jan 11 2010

    Congratulations to all the participants and Billavara Association, thanks daijiworld.

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  • V. Poojary, Kannoor / Jeddah

    Sun, Jan 10 2010

    Thank you Daiji for the good pictures and coverage. The parade resembles the mini olympics.. Congratulations to all the participants and more accolades to Bhillawas..

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  • Rajani Jeevan Kuckian, Mumbai / Dubai

    Sun, Jan 10 2010

    On Behalf of Billawas Dubai & Northern Emirates - Ladies Wings, I would like to Congratulate the organiser of Koti – Chennaya Athletic Meet – 2010 It indeed looks like a very well organised event. Proud to be a Billawa

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    Sun, Jan 10 2010

    A well organised EVENT by "Billawas Metro ". Hats off to Jaya C Suvarna............GOD BLESS YOU SIR

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  • Pramod , Mumbai - Dubai

    Sun, Jan 10 2010

    Congratulations! Metro Billawas! Keep it up!

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