Dubai, 14 May 2012: Friday was a grand celebration day for U.A.E. bunts as they celebrated their grand 38th anniversary of UAE Bunts with loads of fun and frolic. Most of the community members assembled at the JW Marriott Hotel, Dubai to be part of this celebration and it was indeed a record audience of U.A.E bunts ever to assemble for their any anniversaries in the previous years.
The chief guest of the day H.E. M.K. Lokesh, Ambassador of India in UAE along with guest of honour a prominent film personality of Kannada/Tulu Film Actor Shivdwaj Shetty and Padmashree Dr. B.R. Shetty escorted to the stage with the traditional band along with other dignitaries of the day. President of U.A.E bunts Sarvotham Shetty welcomed all guests and dignitaries and requested them to assemble on the stage for the inauguration of the event with the traditional lighting of the lamp.
Ms. Smitha Chowta welcomed officially all the guests and U.A.E. bunts presented a beautiful welcome song followed by welcome dance presented by Deepashri Jeevan Shetty & Divya from Abu Dhabi. Thereafter it was a feast of dances followed and enjoyed thoroughly by all namely, ’Kannu Muchaale’ dance by Rekha, Tanuja & Anita Jairam Shetty ’Chikni Chameli’ by Surekha Jitu Shetty & Pawan Poojary. "Suggi Kunitha’ by Usha V. Shetty & Praveen Shetty Dhamaka by Lakshmi R. Shetty and Nigel. A wonderful Kannada song ’Pankaja’ was sung by Chetna, Babita & Prasanna from Dubai won the hearts of the audience. The audience applaud the performance by young kids.
During the felicitation program, Chief Guest, H.E. M.K. Lokesh, Ambassador of India in UAE was felicitated by Dr. B.R. Shetty with shawl, flower bouquet, fruits and Memento. Also felicitated were Cine Actor Shivdwaj, Shekar B. Shetty of Arab Udupi group of Restaurants, Sudhir Kumar Shetty (COO Global UAE Exchange, Sujath Shetty (Ghantoot Building Materials), Premnath Shetty of Heat Shield, Pravin Kumar Shetty MD Fortune Group of Hotels, All other sponsors too were honoured during the program.
A special UAE Bunts Directory titled Aisin was released by H.E. Lokesh during the brief stage programe ’Aisiri’ beautifully designed by Creative Art Director, B.K. Ganesh Rai of GPR Advertising a sister concern of NMC Group.
Guest of Honour, Cine Actor Shivdwaj Shetty along with his wife and son were also honoured. H.E. Lokesh felicitated Shivdwaj with shawl, a Memento, flower bouquet, fruit basket; & Ganesh Rai read out the felicitation letter and handed over to him. Shivdwaj who recently was honoured with National Award for his directorial venture Tulu Movie ’Gaggara’ has also acted in another recently released Tulu Movie ’Bangarda Kural’ and other Kannada movies. He thanked U.A.E. bunts for the felicitation. .
Ambassador H.E. Lokesh spoke spoke on the occasion in Kannada highlighting the contributions of Bunts to U.A.E. Community.. He appreciated Bunts Community for their service to the community esp. in the field of Hospitals/medical care for over 38 years contributing in various fields. His spoke highly of Padmashree Dr. B.R. Shetty who has been instrumental in providing jobs for hundred of Indian people irrespective of caste, religion.
’Prathiba Puraskara’ was bestowed upon various children who excelled in their academic studies. Dr. B.R. Shetty along with his wife Dr. Chandrakumari B.R. Shetty presented the honours to with medals. Part of the program was competition held for Tulu Folk wherein young and old took part enthusiastically such as ’Koti Chennayya’, ’Uttari Festival of Coorg’ including Yakshagana and Bootha Aaradhane. It was really a treat to watch young children performing these beautiful dances.
A special ’Musical Orchestra was presented after the lunch by Kiran Shetty & Group which was applauded by the audience in appreciation. The Ladies throw ball team honoured on the occasion for their achievement and success in many tournaments all through the year.
Prominent personalities namely Shodhan Prasad, Sudhakar Alva and Balakrishna Salian who were invited on to the stage and felicitated with Mementos by Dr. B.R. Shetty in the presence of Actor Shivdwaj Shetty for their contribution to the community and social service. Much other competition continued thereafter such as a skit by Neopharma Staff by Santosh Shetty & Group followed by "Dashavatara" by Soujanya & Group choreographed by Prasanna Poojary. One of the highlight of the day was a patriotic play titled "Kargil Yodha" by Dubai Group had the audience emotionally touched upon which was beautifully choreographed by Rajesh Kuthar.. A ladies dance by Smita Chowta & Group (Abu Dhabi group) and was wonderfully presented which was choreographed by Pawan Poojary. A Nrithya Roopaka ’Kaalinga Mardhana’ well presented by Rajani Nagaraj Shetty of Al Ain and Arun Alva presented a concluding group dance called ’Patti Rap’.
Over all it was a wonderful day with loads of dances, fun and joy courtesy all U.A.E. bunts team work which was evident all through out the event and professionally managed by the only one Mr. Sarvotham Shetty.
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