Abu Dhabi, April 26, 2014: World Bunts Day organized by UAE Bunts was held in a grand manner at the Armed Forces Club, Abu Dhabi on Friday April 25, attended by a huge number of Bunts.
The traditional festivities started at 10 am under the leadership of Sarvotham Shetty, president of UAE Bunts. All the VIPs and guests of the day were welcomed with traditional drum beats (chande) troupe, including men and women dressed in Indian traditional attires. A special attraction of the programme was that everybody was dressed in traditional Bunts attire, reflecting the rich culture of their homeland. A variety of colourful group dances were presented by children and adults.
The programme was presided over by Padmashree Dr B R Shetty, patron UAE Bunts, inaugurated by Sri Dr Vidyavachaspati Vishwa Santhosh Bharathi Sripadaru, Bhargava Beedu, Barkur Udupi district.
The prestigious ’Bunta Vibhushana’ Award institutred by UAE Bunts was conferred on Vijayanath Vittal Shetty, well-known Indian entrepreneur and businessman and trustee of Bhoothanatheshwara Temple Mijar. He was felicitated with a shawl, Mysore Peta, memento and Sanmana Patra. After a brief introduction of organizers Manoj Shetty and Varna Shetty were felicitated.
A variety of cultural programmes including welcome dance, filmi dance etc enthralled the gathering. The folk dance by five teams unravelled the folk glory of Tulunad. Prizes were awarded to the winners of various competitions.
Ajith Shetty, Shanker Shetty, Shyam Shetty, Satyaprakash Shetty, Shashidhar Shetty, Mahesh Hegde, Vishwanath Shetty, Sudhaker Shetty, Satishchandra Shetty, Ratnaker Shetty, Surendra Shetty, Rajesh Shetty, Vivek Shetty, Raghuram Shetty, Chandrashekhar Shetty, Praveen Shetty, Sarvottam Shetty and other Bunt leaders were present.
Sudhir Kumar Shetty, Chief Operating Officer of UAE Exchange, Praveen Shetty, Director of Fortune Group of Hotels, Shekhar Shetty, Chief of Arab Udupi Hotels, Premanath Shetty, Director of Heat Shield, Gunasheela Shetty, Chief of Ace Cranes. Neelesh, officer of Khain Properties, Atmika of Northern Sky Properties and other sponsors were felicitated on the occasion.