Qatar, April 16 : Popular artists and renowned Tulu personalities will be invited to participate in the annual day celebrations of Tulu Koota Qatar, which will be held on April 30 at the Doha Cinema at 5:30 p.m. NIREL, a souvenir edited by Mr. Prakashchandra Ajila, will be released during this occasion.
Moodambail Ravi Shetty, the president of Tulu Koota Qatar, will preside over the programme. The chief guests will be Her Excellency Mrs. Deepa Gopalan Wadhwa, the Indian ambassador to Qatar, and Mr. Seetharam Kulal, the previous president of the Tulu Sahithya Academy. The popular Tulu TV anchors and MCs Kadri Navaneetha Shetty and Bhaskar Rai Kukkuvalli will be the guests of honor.
A skit by local Tulu Koota artists, illustrating the rich culture of Tulunadu, will follow the formal inauguration programme. A popular Tulu comedy “Anchila’atth Ennchila’aath,” written by Dramatist Mr.Naveen Shetty Alike and directed by Naveen D Padil, will be staged after the skit. A theatre troupe comprising 20 members, including 3 female artists, will stage this 3-hour play.
The event will be sponsored by M/s M Pallonji Qatar. The main sponsors will be Advanced Technical Services (ATS) and UAE Exchange Qatar. The comperer will be Kadri Navaneetha Shenoy. A Tulu Quiz “Sabi Sawal” on Tulu Koota Qatar and Tulunadu will also be organized. The DVD of the Vishwa Tulu Sammelano will also be released during this occasion.
The organizers say that most of the tickets have already been sold and only a few are available at Maharaja Restaurant, Swagath Restaurant (Najma), Akshaya, and Canara Jewelry.