Mangaluru, Nov 26, 2019: Barke Friends (R), felicitated social worker Ravi Katapady and child prodigy Arnav Prabhu on the occasion of 150th year of Mannagudda Deepotsava at Syndicate Bank ground in Mannagudda on November 24, Sunday.
Yajneshwara Barke of Barke Friends honoured Ravi Katapady with shawl and Rupees two lakh cheque. By painting his body and donning different ‘Vesha’ during the grand celebration of Sri Krishna Janmashtami for the last five years, Ravi Katapady has been collecting money for underprivileged children in need of corrective surgery in Udupi
Whereas the 5 year old Arnav Prabhu, was also honoured for being youngest hair donor to the Cancer Society and many other achievements in the field of Yakshagana, Tiger Dance, Thalamaddale, Karate, music and other talent shows.
The shads musical troupe also mesmerized the audience with the orchestra.
Yajneshwara Barke, Leelaksha Karkera, Madhav Kamath, Uday Kumar Shetty, Dayanand Katthalsar, Suchindra Amin, Arjun Moraes, Manu Kumar, Radhakrishna and Kishan Barke were present on the dias.