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Valedictory ceremony of Abbakka festival

Bantwal: Veera Rani Abbakka is not only an ideal to the women but she is the symbol of self esteem of very citizen, said former MP and member legislative assembly Kota Shrinivas Poojary.

He was speaking in the valedictory ceremony of Veera Rani Abbakka festival celebrated in BA college organized by Veera Rani Abbakka committee on Sunday January 25. The patriotism and valour of Rani Abbakka excites everyone, he added.

Stage artist and film actor Winny Fernandese and veteran writer Dr. Indira Hegde were conferred Veera Rani Abbakka award.

 The programme was presided over by member of legislative assembly, Ivan D’Souza. MLA Moidin Bava, President of Beary sahitya academy BA Mohammed Hanif, President of Konkani sahitya academy Roy Castelino, Kannasa sahitya parishat former president Harikrishna Punaroor and many other dignities were present.



Dinakar Ullal, Executive secretary of welcome committee welcomed the gathering, Treasurer Anand K. Asaigoli thanked. General secretary Bhskar Rai Kukkuvalli and Dhanalaxmi compeered the programme.



  • Published in Bantwal

Two Rani Abbakka festival inaugurated in Thumbe

Bantwal: Two day celebration of Veera rani Abbakka festival was inaugurated at Thumbe BA college on Saturday January 24. The grand programme is jointly organised by Kannada and cultural department of state government and Veera Rani Abbakka committee.

Former President of Film chamber of Karnataka and Vidhana Parishat member, Dr. Jayamala inaugurated the festival. Speaking on the occasion she stated that articles about Abbakka written in various languages and spread in London, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Goa and in other places must be collected and translated into Kannada. This way government must honour Rani Abbakka.

The respect and honour Rani Abbakka deserved was not shown towards her. Her talent and valour not even included in school text books. Her organisation skills and bravery is guiding light to women all over the coutry, she said.

District in charge minister B. Ramanath Rai presided over the programme.

Health and family welfare minster UT Khader graced the programme.

Empty chairs:

People’s turn out to witness the inaugural ceremony was very low. Although ground was full during the cultural programmes before the inaugural ceremony, people preferred to leave the chairs alone during stage programme. Local school children contributed to the major portion of the spectators.


  • Published in Bantwal
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