Sharjah, Jun 24, 2014: A gala celebration highlighting Kannada tradition and culture witnessed as Karnataka Sangha Sharjah celebrated its 12 anniversary at Sharjah Indian Association conference hall here on June 20. It was total entertainment with a clourful variety of dances and musical programmes keeping the audience on their toes all through the grand evening.
The prestigious Mayura Award was conferred on Herman Lewis of Radio Spice 105.4 FM for the year 2013-14. On occasion his wife Nishitha and two daughters were also present.
Gracefully accepting the honour, Herman Lewis thanked the organizers for the award and said, "My responsibility has increased after receiving this award. I will try my best to serve and support our Kannada language and our state. For success in any field, it is important to respect the value of time and make good use it."
President of Sharjah Indian Association Balakrishna, former president Y A Rahim, Acme Building Materials MD Harish Sherigar, Praveen Shetty of Fortune Group of Hotels, Sathish Venkataraman of Chilly Willy, M A Muloor, Anand Bailoor, Association president Shantharam Acharya, Ganesh Rai, Shashikanth Kanagi were present as chief guests. Anand Bailoor and his wife Parija Bailoor were felicitated. Aryabhata Awardees Sathish Poojary and Rohini Ananth were also honoured.
6-12 years : Adithya - Unathi (first), Joysten D’ Souza - Arolia Jesica(second),
13-20 years : Avirath Hegde - Melanie Moras (first), Rahul Ramesh - Akshatha Harish Sherigar(second), Clayon D’ Souza - Spesha Mathew (third)
21-35 years : Hitesh - Shwetha Hitesh(first),Nixon D’ Souza - Sheral(second),
36 and above : Manohar Hegde - Rashmi Manohar(first), Deepak Raj Kotian - Nalinankshi Kotian(second), Vincent - Jacinta Vincent (third)