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Spectacular close to Alva’s Virasat; Manu Parekh receives Varna Virasat Award

Spectacular close to Alva’s Virasat; Manu Parekh receives Varna Virasat Award


Mangalore Today News Network

Moodbidri, Dec 28, 2015: Veteran artist Padma Shree  Dr Manu Parekh from New Delhi was conferred the prestigious Varna Virasat Award during the  grand valedictory of the four day national cultural extravaganza Alva’s Virasat  here on December 27, Sunday. The ceremony was inaugurated by  Deviprasad Shetty, businessman from Moodbidri  and Karnire Vishwanath Shetty, President of Bunts Association, Mumbai.


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Dr Parekh  was conferred the Award which carried a cash prize of Rs 25,000, a citation and a shawl in the presence of  a host of dignitaries including  Dr Mohan Alva, Chairman of Alva’s Education Foundation, Madhavi Parekh, the better half of Manu Parekh, Amarnath Shetty, former minister, Dr S Ramananda Shetty of Nitte University and Dr B Yashovarmna,  Secretary of SDM Institutions of Ujire.

The musical programme organised on the final day  enthralled the gathering. Singer Karthik from Chennai rendered several Bollywood and Tamil hits, while Vijay Prakash  sang a Tulu song and several popular Kannada songs. The singers were assisted by  Keith Peter on base guitar, Vijay Joseph on lead guitar, Arun Kumar on drums, Pradumya and Navaneet Sunder on Tabla, Giridhar Udupa on Ghatam  and Harsha on keyboard.



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Zeenath Sheik, Kasargod Mon, December-28-2015, 12:19

Ava’s Virast was well organised. We did not know how the days passed . Presented with the wonderful programmes. Thanks to the Alva’s.

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