Bunta Ugadi Parbha which was held on 18th April, 2014 at the Indian Embassy Auditorium concluded successfully and undoubtedly appreciated amongst the BSK members. The program began with an invocation to the almighty in the form of Satyanarayans Pooja, which was attended by the Indian Ambassador to Kuwait Shri Sunil Jain, followed by a Prayer from Laxmi Shetty, and the lightning of the lamp from Managing Committee with the Indian Ambassador.
The Welcome speech was done by President Guruprasad Hegde who stressed the importance of celebrating festivity with brotherhood and the glory it bestows on the Sangha. The Indian Ambassador Shri Sunil Jain mentioned about his visit to Udupi years back and expressed his best wishes to the Ugadi Parba celebration.
The cultural program begun with Fancy Dress Competition for age group 0-4 years with Cartoon Character as a theme, Dr. Shekhar Shetty and Anitha Adyanthaya were the judges for the competition. The next program Prince & Princess for kids with two categories 4-7 and 7-10 age group witnessed beauty as well walking the ramp with pride. Our Guest judges were Mrs. Divya Krishna Prasad and Mrs. Kaveri Mohan. The event was well organized by Dr. Preeti Shetty & Sujaya Shetty.
Post lunch the current Managing Committee felicitated the previous year Managing committee for their excellent work and management. President Guruprasad Hegde had also decided to felicitate some of the exceptional members of the Sangha for their untiring contribution to the Sangha during the year 2013. In his speech, the President sincerely wished such effort may bring in incentives to other members and help the sangha to grow more popular.
Cultural event began with Invocation dance choreographed and performed by Mrs. Laxmi Hegde and Team. The day’s Mega event, a gratitude to 100 years of Film Industry showcased Bollywood 50’s – 90’s Theme. The whole event was performed by over 45 plus kids from age group 4 to 14 yrs dance to the evergreen tunes with grace, passion and elegance which took the audience back to the nostalgic era where both music and dance were considered melodious, sacred and classical. The choreographers Mrs. Laxmi Hegde, Mrs. Sanmathi Menda, Mrs. Preeti Shetty, Mrs. Sujaya Shetty & Mrs. Shalini Alva deserves all the praises for working hard with the kids as well encouraging and portraying those talent on stage. Background narration by Mrs. Preeti Shetty was delivered with both passion and wit.
Melodious song sung by Prakash Shetty and Kushi Shetty and solo performance by Laxmi Shetty added the extra flavor to a beautiful program. Two short Skit performed by Prashanth Alva, Surendra Shetty & Shodhan Shetty added the spicy and witty tadka with perfection and timing brought the audience to a smile which was well directed by Manoj Shetty.
The Mega Raffle Draw of Lenovo Notebook was won by Mr. Vijay Alva, the second winner of Nikon CoolPix camera was Pradeep Shetty. Prize distribution for the winners of fancy dress competition and all the participants in various events was done by Managing Committee. Vote of thanks was delivered by General Secretary Mr. Chethan Prakash Adappa. A special thanks of gratitude to all our sponsors and well-wishers.
The Program was well anchored by Praveen Kumar Shankat & Mrs. Shalini Alva. Background Music was handled by Ratan Rai. The overall event was well orchestrated by Cultural Secretary Mr. Santosh Rai and team. The program concluded with singing of the Indian National Anthem.
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