Mangaluru, April 22, 2018: Eminent Tulu theatre stalwarts and popular cine artistes Devdas Kapikad and Naveen Padil were conferred the Rotary Annual State Level prestigious “Vandana Award” at a function held at Hotel Kudla here on April 21, Saturday. The award was conferred on them in recognition of their exemplary achievement and in appreciation of their invaluable contributions, in the field of Tulu art and culture. The award is jointly instituted by Rotary Club of Mangalore Central and Rotaract Club of Mangalore City.
Mangalore Mayor Bhaskar Moily graced the occasion as chief guest and presented the Awards to the achievers and congratulated them. In his address he urged people to promote Tulu language art and culture and lauded the community services of Rotary Club.
Chairman of the Award Selection Committee Dr. Devdas Rai in his introductory address revealed that the Annual Vandana Award is conferred on achievers and it is a part of the Club’s vocational service project. He congratulated Devdas Kapikad and Naveen D Padil on their unique achievements in the field of entertainment. Rtn. Rajgopal Rai delivered the felicitation address.
Responding to the felicitations the awardees expressed their gratitude to the Rotary Club and said that they deemed it as a privilege and honour to accept the Awards which is very valuable among the awards they have won.
President Rtn. Raymond D’Cunha presided over the function. District Rotaract Representative Rtr. Jackson Saldanha released the weekly Club News Bulletin “Centor”. Secretary Prakashchandra presented the Report. Rotaract President Rtr. Pavithra Acharya welcomed the gathering. Sharath Kumar proposed a vote of thanks.