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Splendid Karavali Parba celebrated in Riyad

Riyadh: Karavali Welfare Association Riyadh celebrated ‘Karavali Parba’ on April 23. The function was inaugurated by lighting up the lamp. President Rajesh Kumar VP Santhosh Shetty, Chief Secretary Nazeer Ahmad, Founder Vijay Rai, Ramesh Shetty, Rostan Prabhu, and Parvez Ali were present.

Photo session of executive committee and women’s wing took place. Later exquisite lunch was facilitated to all.
President Rajesh Kumar did the inaugural speech and guests were welcomed with a cordial speech. Miss. Ankita Rao performed Bharatnatyam and the audience were mesmerized at the end of the show. Shrikanti Hejmadi entered the stage in a disguise as Mahatma Ghandi. The Karavaili background theme was immense.

Later Tulunada Vaibhava program depicted the culture and heritage of the Tuluva’s.

Santhosh Shetty, Smt. Lekha, Rajeev Kamat and others entertained the audiences’ with folk, Hindi and Kannada film songs.

Ek Anek program depicted to show unity in strength was shown beautifully by youths of the organization.

Founder president Veena Rai and Vijay Rai were felicitated in the event. The couples who are hailing to India to spend rest of their life were given voyage at the moment.

Zayeem’s choreography was good enough to entertain the audience that one person gave cash prize to the team danced on the beat for Indiawale song.

Hucchu skit came out nicely in Nagaraj Bajal’s direction. Jet Airways, Air India, Fly Dubai, Mahindra Holidays and Malbar gold has sponsored lucky draw.

Various people were felicitated to for their immense service in their respective fields. All those who worked for the success of the program were acknowledged. The function was concluded with the National Anthem at 4 o’clock in the morning.


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Maximum teperature recorded at Ajekaru

MANGALURU: Ajekaru hobli in Karkala taluk of Udupi district recorded maximum temperature of 39.3°C on February 12 at 2.15pm. Janwada hobli in Bidar taluk of Bidar district recorded lowest minimum temperature of 8.8°C at 6.30am on February 13. More than 90% relative humidity has been recorded in 20.9% geographical area in the state. Less than 25% of relative humidity has been recorded in 84.2% geographical area in the state.

Dry weather conditions prevailed over the state. No rainfall was recorded in any of the 2,202 gram panchayats across Karnataka.

Karnataka for period from February 7 to February 13 recorded deficit rainfall of 94%. Against normal weighted average rainfall of 0.5mm in south-interior, north-interior, malnad and coastal parts, state recorded rainfall of 0mm. For 24-hours period ending 8.30am on February 13, four geographical regions received 0mm actual weighted average rainfall against normal weighted average rainfall of 0.1mm, a 100% deficit from the weighted-average normal.
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Karavali Friends cultural eve

Kundapura: Every house of the village must produce a soldier to guard the nation, only then will patriotism be developed. In addition to this, if motherland’s blessing is there, any battle can be won. Said young soldier on duty in Kargil Anoop Amin accepting the felicitation in Karavali Friends cultural eve conducted at Beejadi.

In the same function Ganapayya Chadaga was felicitated too for teaching students Yakshagana along with formal studies.

Karavali Friends president Raju Tandel presided the function.

The cultural eve conducted for the second time in Beejadi on behalf of Beejadi Beech development scheme.

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Sadanananda Suvarna to be awarded Karavali Gourava

Veteran film and theatre director Sadananda Suvarna will be conferred the Karavali Gourava Award at a function to be held at the Karavali Utsav grounds on December 31.

Talking to reporters here on Saturday, Deputy Commissioner A.B. Ibrahim said the committee headed by writer Vivek Rai recommended name of Mr. Suvarna for the award, the first to be given as a part of the Utsav.

Mr. Ibrahim said this award would be given every year henceforth.

Mr. Rai said the choice of Mr. Suvarna, who turned 84 on December 24, was unanimous.

Mr. Rai said the award was being given in recognition of his contribution to the drama and film industry in the country.

Mr. Suvarna has been modest about his work by which he has brought to light literature of writers such as U.R. Ananthamurthy and Poornachandra Tejaswi.

Mr. Suvarna’s ‘Karanth Darshana’, a documentary on the life of Jnanpith recipient Kota Shivaram Karanth, is much appreciated.

Entering the film world in 1975, Mr. Suvarna’s film ‘Ghatashradha’, directed by Girish Kasaravalli, won the Swarna Kamal award.

He has also produced classics such as ‘Mane’, ‘Tabarana Kathe’ and ‘Kubhi Mattu Iyala’.

He also bought out a television serial ‘Guddada Bhoota’ that was telecast on Doordarshan and later on private channels.

Mr. Suvarna has also created a documentary on reformer Naranayana Guru and the ‘Tulunadu Ondu Inukunoota’, which gives a glimpse of the coastal region.

Mr. Suvarna has produced and directed many plays including the court-based trilogy ‘Court Trivali’, which have won wide appreciation across the State.
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Mouth watering foods served at KWAR Food Festival in Suadi Arabia

Riyadh: Karavali Welfare Association Riyadh (KWAR), a well-known NRI social Organization, which is famous for its charity activities to the needy expatriates conducted their 2nd Food festival and Cooking competition on the 7th November 2014 at the Capital City of Saudi Arabia. 

The progamme commenced at 6:30pm with the traditional lighting of the Deepa by President Mr. Rajesh Kumar and the office bearers. All executive committee members and the Ladies Wing members were on the dias.

A total number of 9 well organized teams took part in the competition which was mainly based on Indian traditional dishes and cuisine. The Grand Show was well organised and managed by KWAR President Mr. Rajesh Kumar and Vice PresidentMr. Santhosh Shetty  and ably supported by all KWAR executive members as well as KWAR Ladies Wing.

3 experts in food industry who were given the task of judging the show began their evaluations based on Presentation, Taste, Ethnic Food,Hygiene and Variety and the overall best decorated stall.

 All the dishes presented were home made preparations or on the spot preparations exclusive to KWAR members and their families. The Judges were really amazed by the Sheer variety of Indian dishes especially Karavali/Mangalorean.

Tongue twitching, Finger Licking Multi Cuisine and well prepared sweets. 

It was a great task for the judges to judge over 100 different varieties and they did their task with great sense of responsibility which shows their passionfor vast variety of Indian cuisine. 

KWAR is indebted to them for their efforts and time.

All the Food Stalls were bearing Traditional names such as AKRSuvadh, Mrushtanna, UdipiVihar,

Dosa Corner, Aramane, Kadalda Ruchi, Shuchi Ruchi, Oorda Ruchi and Murudeshwar Special.

The judge’s reflection is that all were winners in their own right and it was an awesome task for them 

to judge so many dishes.

Winners at Karavali 2014 Grand Food festival & Cooking competition.

 Best Hygienic Stall-AKR Suvadh (Mr. Allen Carol Dsouza & Team)

Best Decorated Stall & Best Dish - KadaldaRuchi (Mrs. RajeshwariYathiraj& Team)

Best Ethnic Food- OordaRuchi (Mr. Satish Amin & Team)

Best Food Presentation – Aramane (Mrs. Anita Eric Dsa& Team)

Consolation Prize –Mrushtanna (Dr. Vanishree Santhosh & Team)

 During the food festival, the massive crowd got their times worth with heart renderingdance performances from Children, Men and Women under the able guidance of our Cultural Secretary Mr.Bhaskar P.M. and Members of Ladies wing. The crowd were at their feet when Mr.Nagaraj Bajal presented his troupe with a unique theme “The Vegetable Rock Dance”, which was the real show of the day to entertain the crowd, gathered in the Open Auditorium.

Variety of Games and Spot Games for all were organised by the Ladies Wing Members Mrs. AmithaPrabhu and Mrs. Ritika Kamath and their team.

 The winners of Food festival & cooking competition were Awarded with a number of gifts/Trophies.

All the participants were awarded Special Certificates in recognition of their hard work, dedication and participation. 

KWAR is thankful to all our Sponsors, Specially OurMain Sponsors:

Mr. Kevin Nazareth-Taj Mahal HotelBuraidha & Mr. Ashok Shetty-Soft touch. 

Co-Sponsors:  Adma Shamran Spices, Al Kabeer Foods, Eastern Spices, Kairali Spices,

Guttu Restaurant, Fun Time Toys, Namdhari Rice, BFSA Mazola,Rafa Beauty Parlour,

Wide Angle Printing Press, Al Marai Juices and McDonalds, as well as Individual Sponsors, Mr. BhaskarKotianKarkala, Mr. Ramesh Shetty, Mr. Royston Prabhu, Mr. Suresh Suvarna, for their Generous Sponsorships.

 KWAR president Mr. Rajesh Kumar thanked all the Karavali members, their families & Friends

for their over whelming support and urged them to support KWARs Charity works and activities.

He also commended the Great Show of strength shown by all our Executive committee members as well as members of ladies Wing.

 The show ended around mid-night in a cordial note after reciting the National Anthem.
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